Found February 28, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Dontari Poe
TEAMS: Memphis Tigers
The Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe had a great combine. What are the chances of the Cowboys drafting him in the first round? Would they pass on him because of Ratliff?

6’3″ 346 lb. Dontari Poe runs 4.87 40 yard dash at NFL Combine

Dontari Poe had probably the most impressive showing of anyone at the 2012 NFL Combine. The hulking defensive tackle from Memphis clocked a 4.87 40 yard dash time.

Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe impressive at NFL scouting combine

In their draft meetings before the NFL scouting combine, the Broncos discussed Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe a lot.

A Closer Look At Dontari Poe

By Christina Rivers When Dontari Poe (defensive tackle) out of Memphis bench-pressed 225 pounds 44 times on Sunday at the 2012 NFL Combine, he had a lot of eyes on him. Five reps short of the all-time record set by Stephen Paea proved that Poe is strong. It was his unofficial 4.87 first-attempt in the 40 that had phones ringing, and he followed it with a 4.94. Poe can bench-press...

Dontari Poe Owns the NFL Scouting Combine

The above video shows Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe running faster than should be humanly possible for a man of his size. In fact, it’s amazing. Poe entered this week’s NFL Scouting Combine as a probable first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Poe is expected to become a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense and was considered one of the top five defensive tackles in this draft...

Opposing line coach on Dontari Poe: “He took plays off”

Memphis nose tackle Dontari Poe absolutely blew up the Scouting Combine. He was hand timed as fast as 4.87 in the forty-yard dash at 6-foot-4 and 346 pounds. He led every player invited to Indianapolis with 44 reps on the 225-pound bench press. But can Poe play football, or is he just a workout warrior?…

Dontari Poe is scary

Robert Griffin III may have won the press conference. Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe could be winning the Combine on the field. The 350-pounder has put together a crazy combination of size and strength at Lucas Oil Field. The Memphis product put up 44 reps at 225 pounds, which was the most of any player at…

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should consider drafting DL Dontari Poe

With over $60 million in salary cap space and needs all over the roster, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to seriously consider drafting Memphis DL Dontari Poe with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Several NFL mock drafts have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting either Alabama RB Trent Richardson or LSU CB Morris Claiborne with the number five pick overall,...

With 44 reps, Dontari Poe is the Combine’s strongest man

Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe is the strongest player at the Scouting Combine. Poe put up 44 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press, making him the strongest player at any position. Poe’s mark tops Michigan center David Molk by three reps. Prior to the Combine, Mike Mayock ranked Poe as the third-best defensive…

Memphis DT has big combine

Dontari Poe likely jumped up the Panthers' draft board – as well as those of every other team needing defensive line help – with an impressive combine performance that showed off the Memphis defensive tackle's enticing blend of speed and power. After Poe did a combine-best 44 reps on the 225-pound bench press Sunday, he followed that up Monday by running the 40-yard dash...

Politics and football

First comes the news this week that the NFL is moving the opening game of the 2012 season to a Wednesday night so as not to conflict with President Obama's acceptance speech the following night at the Democratic National Convention at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. For the first time since 1948, the season will kick off on a Wednesday night. The game will be in the...
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