Dontari Poe   #95 DT

Height: 6-3   Weight: 346   Age: 29

Born: 8/18/1990 Memphis , TN

College: Memphis

Experience: 8th season

High School: Wooddale HS [Memphis, TN]









Combine 2012


  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.56 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.98 Secs
  • Vertical Jump29.5 inches
  • Bench Press44.0 reps
  • Broad Jump105.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill7.9 secs


Poe has a serious ability to eat up a double team. Strong lower body so that he can stabilize his position. His athletic ability and quickness force the use of a double team, and he can wreak havoc around the ball. Poe uses his strong hands to keep defenders at bay and throw them around to create opportunities. He is a consistent defender who combines size, strength, athletic ability, and the understanding of what it takes inside for himself and those around him to do their job.


Poe can't do much else besides be an effective lane-clogger within the right scheme. He doesn't have the versatility to move outside to end in a 3-4, a trend that has been seen from many teams who like to get girth and athleticism on the edge of their line. He is not very quick off the ball, and although he is a good athlete for his size, he could struggle to create "splash" plays for himself early on at the next level, where he will likely be facing double teams and much stronger interior offensive lineman.