DT Dontari Poe impresses at Combine with bench press, 40-yard dash
The talk of the NFL Combine Monday was Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe.
Poe pumped 44 reps on the bench press Sunday, making him the strongest guy at the Combine. Then he wowed folks with a 4.87 unofficial 40-yard dash time. Poe’s 40 time was officially a 4.98, but for 6’5″ 350-pound defensive tackle, that’s still extremely impressive.
Consider that USC running back Mark Tyler clocked a 4.76 40. That means a dude who’s 350 pounds is nearly as fast as a running back.
Once he begins playing we’ll learn if he is just a workout warrior or an actual difference-maker, but there is little doubt with his showing at the Combine, Poe will be a first-round pick.