In an interview with Bill Simmons on ESPN's The B.S. Report, President Barack Obama said this:
They just had the Combine and they're talking about [Dontari Poe] who is like 340, who runs a 4.8, and has a three-foot vertical. And I don't know what you do if a guy like that hits you.
Poe has been making waves recently with his crazy draft combine performance. Standing at 6'4'' and 346 pounds (one of the heaviest in the draft), Poe ran a 4.98 40-yard dash and had a vertical leap of around three feet. He benched 225 pounds forty-four times.
Poe is an athletic monster, and his draft stock has been rising astronomically since his combine performance. I am worried that he might be gone by the time the 16th pick roles around.
Many have claimed that Poe has all the indications of a bust, and that while he is an athletic monster, his college record should show that he might not have what it takes to make it in the NFL.
I agree. Poe could end up being a bust. But that's the thing with players like Poe—you can either win big or win nothing at all. I think Poe is the type of player who needs a coach who will push him to be great, and Rex Ryan is just that kind of coach.
While the Jets do not need a DT, Poe's athleticism could easily help him switch to DE. He is already being compared to Haloti Ngata, the NT/DE for the Baltimore Ravens, and Ngata does this very well.