After picking Dontari Poe at No. 11 in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chiefs have heard the chatter about Poe’s poor football motor.
Poe’s combine numbers were absurd. At 346 pounds, Poe ran the 40-yard dash in less than five seconds and he bench pressed 225 pounds 44 times.
Athletically, Poe is an absolute machine. As a football player, however, the former Memphis nose tackle has a lot of people scratching their heads.
He certainly has the raw ability to be a dynamic NFL player, but his low football IQ and lack of effort may hurt what could be a promising career.
Hopefully for Chiefs fans, Romeo Crennel can coach this kid up.
Although the Chiefs may see Poe as a pass-rusher, his 346-pound frame could also assist Kansas City’s ineffective numbers against the run.
A season ago, the Chiefs ranked 26th in the league against the run, giving up 132 yards per game on the ground.
Poe will certainly be an interesting rookie to watch in 2012.