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Old 08-15-2012, 02:19 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by Agamemnon View Post
The guy had five sacks in three years at the college level. Actually at Conference USA level to be precise.

Doesn't mean he wasn't a good pass rusher. We're talking about a DT, not a DE or OLB.

A lot of scouting reports on the guy talked about his pass rush ability.

Pass rush: Flashes exciting burst off the snap to penetrate. Can slip through gaps with his get-off and is an intimidating force for quarterbacks to avoid. Shows some natural balance and lateral agility to break down and chase the quarterback but has only phone booth quickness overall and is quickly left behind by mobile/alert passers

Surprising athleticism, impressive first step, consistent get-off, good initial quickness, can beat linemen with his get-off and one move

Extraordinary physical specimen with truly rare blend of size / strength / athleticism.

NFL Player Comparison: B.J. Raji
Raji is another guy who goes about 340 and is a very good pass rusher.

We drafted Poe in part to play in our nickel package because A) he could rush the passer and B) he's also big enough to hold up against the run in that package. Last year we had issues getting run on in our nickel.

I don't even like the pick, because he was drafted way too high, but the guy has talent as a pass rusher.
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