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2012 NFL Draft: Eagles Host DT Dontari Poe

DT Dontari Poe, one of the start of the NFL combine, is visiting the Eagles facility today according Jeff McLane. Poe essentially dominated the combine and blew scouts away with how athletic the 6-4, 346 pounder is. He ran a sub 5 second 40 and did 8 more bench press reps than any other player in Indy.

The issue is that his production didn't exactly meet his combine numbers as he had just one sack and 20 tackles last year. Here's what has to say about him.

Poe is a big man who will likely improve a 3-4 defense working as their anchor inside at NT. His best attribute is his ability to occupy space inside and allow those on the second level to flow and make plays. He isn’t just a big man to hold two blockers, however, as he can use his strength to overpower most blockers at the collegiate level and also use his athletic ability to be a threat in the passing game and make plays around the ball. Poe has the build and athleticism to be picked late in the first round or near the top of the second.

He's not likely to be a flashy player at the NFL level, but a big strong space eater in the middle of the defense certainly would be valuable. The question is whether Poe is valuable enough to grab at #15?

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