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Dontari Poe

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Entering the NFL Combine as a potential second rounder, Poe impressed with an "epic workout performance" according to ESPN's Todd McShay, who afterwards projected him to go as high as No. 11 to the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL. com draft analyst Mike Mayock upgraded Poe from No. 3 to No. 1 in his defensive tackle positional ranking. Poe particularly impressed with a 4. 98 sec 40-yard dash, despite at 346 pounds (157 kg) being the fifth-heaviest defensive linemen to weigh in at the NFL Combine since 2000—behind only Terrence Cody, Ahmad Childress, Frank Okam, and Alameda Ta'amu. Additionally, he recorded 44 repetitions in the bench press, which tied Brodrick Bunkley for fourth-most since 2000. Due to his raw athleticism, some in the media afterwards compared him to All-Pro defensive lineman Haloti Ngata. Barack Obama referred to Poe while making a guest appearance on The B. S. Report stating; “They just had the Combine and they were talking about some guy who’s like 340 and runs a 4. 8 and has a three-foot vertical,” Obama said. “I don’t know what you do if a guy like that hits you. ”