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NFL Draft 2012: Dontari Poe Is Chiefs First Round Selection

With the 11th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs has selected Dontari Poe, a nose tackle from the Memphis Tigers. These NFL Draft 2012 results confirm the projection for Poe, whom many scouts and evaluators felt was one of the top defensive linemen in the draft.


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The junior was the anchor of the Memphis defense last season with his impressive size at 6'4" and 346 pounds. He also wowed scouts at the NFL Scouting with his surprising speed and his overall strength. It remains to be seen if that will translate to the NFL given that much of his domination in college was against Conference USA foes, but if he commits himself to working hard, he could be a great anchor to a 3-4 system.

He definitely becomes the player with the highest ceiling along the Chiefs defensive interior. However, the team could also sign a veteran to aid him like bringing back Kelly Gregg.

The Chiefs's next pick is the No. 44 selection.

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