Going into the NFL draft, the Chiefs had one huge need nose tackle.
Well, you could make the case they had two glaring needs. If you're like me, you're not a big believer in Matt Cassel.
But at least at quarterback, the Chiefs had actual bodies on the depth chart. At nose tackle, on the other hand, the Chiefs had just Jerrell Powe, who played all of seven snaps in 2011.
Therefore, it shouldn't have surprised anyone that Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli eagerly plucked Memphis nose tackle Dontari Poe with the 11th overall pick.
Yet the Poe pick not only surprised Chiefs fans, it seemed to anger many of them who booed at the team's drafty party. Poe, a 346-pounder with amazing athletic ability, apparently was considered too much of a reach for those Chiefs fans.
I couldn't disagree more. I loved the pick, with the gut feeling that Romeo Crennel will be able to coach Poe up and make him an immovable force in the middle of the Chiefs' line next season.
Poe didn't produce big sa...