Didn't I tell you I would change my mind about the Kansas City Chiefs
pick in our 2012 NFL mock draft? I've already changed it.
Poe's athleticism is notable, especially for a 350-pounder, but there are questions about whether or not that will translate to him being a consistent threat in the NFL. Either way, the Chiefs can hope for the upside or, at the very least, get a very good nose tackle.
I like the idea of a guy like Romeo Crennel getting his hands on Poe, a defensive lineman. Crennel is a longtime defensive coach so I think if anyone's going to coach him up it would be Poe.
That said, I'm not totally sure if he's a guy the Chiefs would pick. GM Scott Pioli often says the most important factor in evaluating a prospect is the game tape -- can the guy play? According to multiple scouting reports -- I didn't watch much Memphis football this year -- Poe was not consistently dominant at Memphis, which is concerning. A guy picked 11th in the draft should be at least close to dominating the competition at the college level and Poe just didn't do that on a consistent basis. Size-wise, he fits the bill. But I'm just not sure the production is there.
So I'm in the middle of switching my picks for the Chiefs 11th pick. I think I'll reveal my new pick tomorrow on 610 Sports tomorrow when I talk with Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison from 11:00-12:00.