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Mack on Poe: 'It Was a Good Acquisition for Us'

Alex Mack has seen his fair share of Dontari Poe through the years.

The Pro Bowlers have battled in the trenches three times already, and now they'll do so every day at practice.

If anyone knows what types of challenges Poe presents to his opponents, it's Mack.

And Atlanta's center is happy to not have to prepare to face Poe on a game day.

"He's a really good player," Mack said of Poe. "It was a good acquisition for us. He's definitely a guy that is a load, he's hard to move. He has a burst of speed that definitely challenges you. He was always [that guy] when you looked at the schedule of who you were playing that year you [said] 'alright, that's going to be a work week.'"

The Falcons signed Poe in March in hopes to continue to bolster their defensive line – a unit that's consistently improved since Dan Quinn's took over in Atlanta.

Poe has proved to be a force against the run since entering the NFL. During his five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Poe recorded 200 tackles 13 sacks and 12 pass defenses.

Not only does Poe's skill set immediately help Atlanta's defense in both the pass and run games, but his presence alone can benefit the Falcons' defense as a whole.

Whether it be commanding double teams or sharing his knowledge with the many young players on Atlanta's defense, Poe's impact could be seen all over the field in 2017.

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