Originally Posted by bah007
I'm not going to disagree with you there. But there is a track record for guys who are taken really high only because of their athleticism, with no on field production to back it up. And that track record isn't good at all.
It's true that poor coaching can have an effect on players. Hell, we've seen it here. But it's also true that if a guy is an absolutely phenomenal talent, he can usually be a productive player regardless of coaching. Especially when you consider that the level of competition he was playing against isn't even in his league.
Think about it. Poe is probably 35-40 lbs bigger than anybody that ever tried to block him. But not only that, he is twice as strong, twice as quick, and twice as fast as the best lineman he has ever faced. In that situation, coaching shouldn't be too big of a detriment.
I'm not saying that Poe will absolutely, 100% be a bust. But I am predicting it. People seem to think that there is a correlation between 40 times, bench press, and football ability. But there isn't.
I haven't been able to watch the linemen drill at the combine.
How is his pad level?
I've noted in one of the thread that from about 20 plays or so I've seen him in college, he's more of a penetrator than I thought a big guy like him would be.
He wasn't BJ Raji-quick, but he was bigger than Raji.
It was difficult to observe line play on those college tapes since the quality is not very good.
I did note that on some plays, people were able to run around him.
With his quickness and his strength, it's hard to imagine.
He wsn't able to disengage from the O-lineman quick enough; It's probably technique and a lack of understanding of blocking schemes.
I just wish I have more game tapes on him.
But overall, I did like him on the little I was able to observe.
The guy did jump up and batted down a pass; he's no clumsy fat lineman.