Kansas City Chiefs: Ranking The Top 10 Players At 2014’s Midseason Mark

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5. Dontari Poe

Oct 26, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe (92) congratulates defensive end Allen Bailey (97) after Bailey

Among defensive tackles (4-3 and 3-4), Poe ranks No. 4 in solo tackles (20) and No. 2 in stops (19).

Obviously, the losses of Mike DeVito, Derrick Johnson and Joe Mays weakened Kansas City’s run defense. However, Poe’s dominance has served as the springboard for Josh Mauga’s team-leading 51 tackles.

He also moonlights as a 346-pound fullback, which tiptoes a fine line between blocking and assault.