2012 NFL Mock Draft: Peter King Selects Dontari Poe For New York Jets

In Sports Illutrated's latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, Peter King projects the New York Jets to use the No. 16 pick on Dontari Poe, a defensive tackle from Memphis.

Rex Ryan's gleeful. Deep down he knows Poe has a chance to be another Haloti Ngata, a freakishly talented interior force against the run and pass. But Poe isn't known for being freakishly productive -- five sacks in three years at Memphis -- and Ryan and coordinator Mike Pettine will have their work cut out to make him a top NFL starter.

The National Football Post views Poe as a high-risk, high-reward project. His ceiling is high because he's a monstrous 350-pounder with a world of strength and quicker feet than such a large human being should possess. But Poe hasn't been able to produce at a level equivalent to his skill set, and his development will hinder on how well he responds to NFL coaching.

For more news and updates on the New York Jets be sure to visit Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York. For more mock draft information, check out Mocking The Draft. Prospect profiles can also be found at the National Football Post, an SB Nation partner.

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