DONTARI POE NEWS

Chiefs' Poe is playing leaner and meaner than ever before

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Roland Genesy laughs and offers up this story: It's the spring of 2012, and Genesy, a personal trainer at Transforming Bodies Fitness in Memphis, is taking turns with Dontari Poe at putting on this harness, a harness connected to a sled with 350 pounds worth of weights on it. Before long, a small crowd gathers to watch the big men do their thing. Genesy...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Patience, time key for Chiefs rookie Dontari Poe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Casey Hampton started 11 games as a rookie with Pittsburgh in 2001. Vince Wilfork started six games as a rookie with New England in 2004. B.J. Raji made only one start with Green Bay in 2009. To borrow a phrase from the baseball side of town, its a process. You know, with anything, it takes a while to know, Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Anthony Toribio told...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Patience, time key for Chiefs rookie Dontari Poe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Casey Hampton started 11 games as a rookie with Pittsburgh in 2001. Vince Wilfork started six games as a rookie with New England in 2004. B.J. Raji made only one start with Green Bay in 2009. To borrow a phrase from the baseball side of town, its a process. You know, with anything, it takes a while to know, Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Anthony Toribio told...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Poe slow to pick up system

There are many reasons head coach Romeo Crennel didn't want to release a depth chart before the Chiefs have played a preseason game. One of the biggest causes for hesitation -- 6-5, 346-pound nose tackle Dontari Poe. The 11th pick in the 2012 draft, Poe has been a large disappointment in his first week of training camp. Crennel envisioned the freakishly athletic Poe as a clone...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign Poe in time for camp

Courtesy: Kansas City Chiefs KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed first-round draft pick (11th overall) defensive tackle Dontari Poe. Poe (6-3, 346) played in 35 games (30 starts) at Memphis from 2009-11. The first of eight defensive linemen taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Poe tallied 101 tackles (57 solo), 5.0...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs 2012 Draft Grade: Poe Paces Mediocre Class

The Kansas City Chiefs had a bewildering draft. For the most part, Kansas City succeed in that they added depth, which something they severely lacked last season, which cost them a shot at making a run to the AFC West title. They needed to add depth to the offensive and defensive lines, which they did by adding two defensive tackles and two offensive tackles. They also needed help...
Via Football Nation
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs add second DT of draft in seventh round

The Kansas City Chiefs have selected San Diego State defensive tackle Jerome Long with the first of their two seventh-round draft picks. The Chiefs addressed the most pressing need on their defense by picking Memphis tackle Dontari Poe with the No. 11 pick on Thursday night. They added some depth along the line with Long, who started three years on the line for San Diego State....
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Poe never lost focus en route to NFL

Dontari Poe's life story has been compared to "The Blind Side." But that comparison isn't quite accurate. Poe, the Kansas City Chiefs' first round pick and the 11th overall selection in Thursday night's NFL Draft, is from a similar tough part of Memphis, Tenn., as the one Michael Oher grew up in. But there was no Sandra Bullock character scooping Dontari...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Poe a project Crennel, Chiefs look forward to

The experts on television said Dontari Poe was a reach. They also said Ryan Sims couldn't miss. The truth is out there, somewhere, buried between the locks of Mel Kiper's hair. "There's a certain type of player that this city likes and this fan base likes," Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said, "and it's very much the same kind of player that Romeo...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Poe a project Crennel, Chiefs look forward to

The experts on television said Dontari Poe was a reach. They also said Ryan Sims couldn't miss. The truth is out there, somewhere, buried between the locks of Mel Kiper's hair. "There's a certain type of player that this city likes and this fan base likes," Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said, "and it's very much the same kind of player that Romeo...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Out of Bounds: Dontari Poe

Did the Kansas City Chiefs make the right move in drafting Memphis Nose Tackle Dontari Poe? Our Out of Bounds Podcast breaks down the Chiefs top pick and previews Day Two of the NFL Draft.
Via kan.scout.com
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs Draft: Round 1 Memphis DT Dontari Poe

With pick #11 pick in the first round, the Kansas City Chiefs selected mammoth Memphis defensive tackle, Dontari Poe. He does fill a need. But can Head Coach Romeo Crennel get the best out of a player that didn’t face premium players in college?
Via kan.scout.com
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs select DT Dontari Poe with 11th pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have selected Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe, filling one of their biggest needs with one of the biggest gambles in the NFL draft. The Chiefs went with the 6-foot-4, 346-pound tackle with the No. 11 pick Thursday night after his impressive performance at the scouting combine. The massive Poe pushed 44 reps with 225 pounds and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Draft: Chiefs Select Dontari Poe

With the 11th overall pick the Kanas City Chiefs select DT Dontari Poe of Memphis.  This is a special pick for me as a close friend is friends with the Poe family.  Poe is a physical speciaman for sure but he did not play in a top college conference.  Can he step up to play at the NFL level is in question. Poe does get the best bling award for his watch.  Check out his highlights. 
Via MyTeamRivals.com
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Final Mock Draft (33-64)

The St. Louis Rams (2-14) select: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor The St. Louis Rams need to add weapons for Sam Bradford. Kendall Wright is probably more of a weapon in the slot, but he’ll make plays like a number one.   The Indianapolis Colts (2-14) select: Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis Dontari Poe is the player [...]
Via The Extra Point
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Dontari Poe Scouting Report

Nose Tackle/Defensive TackleMemphis6-4 346Draft board overall prospect rank: #34Draft board nose tackle rank: #1Overall rating: 80 (borderline 1st/2nd round)40 time: 4.87Positives• Massive (6-4 346)• Exceptional athleticism for his size• Moves extremely well for his size• Amazing 40 time for his size (4.87 with 1.68 10 yard split)• ...
Via The Football Fan Spot
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Draft Top 100-FINAL Edition

  1. OT Matt Kalil-USC* 2. WR Justin Blackmon-Oklahoma State* 3. CB Morris Claiborne-LSU* 4. RB Trent Richardson-Alabama* 5. QB Andrew Luck-Stanford* 6. QB Robert Griffin III-Baylor* 7. DE Quinton Coples-UNC 8. WR Michael Floyd-Notre Dame 9. ILB Courtney Upshaw-Alabama 10. DT Dontari Poe*-Memphis 11. DT Michael Brockers-LSU*   12. OG David DeCastro-Stanford* 13. ILB...
Via Draft Board Insider
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Draft Needs: Kansas City Chiefs

Matt Peterson tracks the offseason needs of every team in the league. Today’s franchise, the Kansas City Chiefs [full archive here]. Season Recap: The Kansas City Chiefs fielded a talented team in 2010, and expectations were high entering 2011. Within the first two weeks of the season, key players Jamal Charles, Eric Berry, and Tony Moekai went on injured reserve, forcing less...
Via DraftAce
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Will New York Jets Add To Defensive Line?

While the Jets have glaring needs at OLB, Safety, Wide Receiver, and Right Tackle heading into Thursday’s draft, one position few people are talking about is Defensive Line. Although the Jets are somewhat stable on the defensive front, having drafted promising DE Mohammed Wilkerson with their first pick last year, and extending NT Sione Pouha this offseason, there is a tremendous...
Via Turn On The Jets
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles 2012 Draft Prospect: Memphis Defensive Tackle Dontari Poe

NFL star or Combine star? That’s the big question everyone is asking when it comes to Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe. After topping the charts in the bench press and running a great 40-yard dash for a man his size, Poe’s draft stock has skyrocketed. It’s pretty hard to project what Poe’s ceiling will be in the NFL. Does he have a lot of upside? Sure. Will he ever...
Via BirdsFan.com - A Philadelphia Eagles Blog
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers finish up Pre Draft Visits with First Round Prospect Dontari Poe

The Steelers concluded their pre draft visits today.  It was the last day that they were allowed to meet with players.  The Steelers filled their allotment of 30 out of area prospects.  They invited in five players.  The biggest name of the group was Dontari Poe NT out of Memphis. Poe was a late first to early second round prospect to start the draft process.  After a monster...
Via Bleed Black & Gold
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Bring In Memphis NT Dontari Poe For Pre Draft Visit

The Pittsburgh Steelers have brought in Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe for a pre draft visit on Wednesday according to Gerry Dulac. Poe measured in at the NFL combine at 6041 and weighed 346 pounds. He put on a good show in Indianapolis as he ran a reported 4.98 40 time to go along with a 4.56 short shuttle time. He was the strongest player this year on the bench as he put...
Via Steelers Depot
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Mock Draft Watch: Who Will the Birds Take First?

The 2012 NFL draft is a week and a half a way. Have there been major shifts in the conventional wisdom of who the Eagles may take with their #15 overall pick? Let’s have a look at what the latest mock drafts have the Eagles doing in the 2nd round. Boston College ILB Luke Kuechley is still thought to be a likely pick for Philadelphia by Rob Rang of CBS Sports, citing his amazing...
Via Philly Sports Muse
April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys have their favorites at 14th pick

This week's mailbag could potentially be a bit different. Since we have spent the last 3 weeks profiling so many of the choices at 14 for the Cowboys and their potential pick, I have literally dozens of emails from many of you asking me to rank one against two others. Do I like Poe over Brockers? And Brockers over Coples? And Kirkpatrick over Barron? And what about Upshaw and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Workout wonder Poe a wildcard in draft

The following is the 9th in a series of draft profiles for potential 1st and 2nd round picks for the Dallas Cowboys. These profiles are put together with the specific needs of the Cowboys in mind, and is an attempt to examine their resumes and game tape to get an idea of who might fit in best with Dallas come draft day. Dontari Poe Memphis DT 6-foot-3, 346 lbs. 40 time: 4.91, Bench...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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