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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Sporting News Has Chiefs Taking Dontari Poe

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to go defense with their first round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. With each mock draft that comes out it seems that there is a different name for who the Chiefs will be taking. The latest mock draft comes from The Sporting News who has the Chiefs taking a nose tackle:

11. (tie) Kansas City Chiefs: Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis Tigers: Once the Chiefs announced they were keeping Romeo Crennel as their head coach, it was a sign they would maintain their current defensive scheme. In order for their defense to make the next step, however, they need a huge nose tackle to anchor the middle of the line.

Poe was a larger force for the Memphis defense and stands at 6-feet-5-inches and weighs 350 pounds, and that is even big at the NFL level. In his junior year at Memphis Poe was a constantly double teamed which allowed teammates to make plays, but even with that type of attention he had 33 tackles, eight for a loss and a sack this past season. The eight tackles for a loss is impressive for a nose tackle as it shows he has the strength to get past the guard and center and into the backfield to make plays.

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