With the offseason underway, it is draft/free agency season. In this segment, “Scouting Report”, I will be posting scouting reports of who I believe the Cowboys should covet in the 2014 NFL Draft. Stay tuned daily, as I will be writing a few per day.
Michael Sam & Kony Ealy make up one of the best 1-2 punches in the NCAA when it comes to rushing the passer. Ealy has freakish athletic ability. Despite being a junior, Ealy is one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft.
– 6-5, 275 pounds
– 4.77 40-yard dash
– 9 tackles for loss
– 5 sacks
– High draft rating because of potential
– Freak athletic ability
– Extremely lengthy
– Shows good initial step off the ball
– Long arms
– Can close on ball carriers
– Extremely inconsistent
– Has trouble diagnosing the run
– Needs to tackle better
– Needs to use his arms more
At first, Ealy was a guy I really liked because of his athletic potential. He reminds me of Ezekiel Ansah of the Detroit Lions. All in all, Ealy is a guy I cannot trust because of his inability to be consistent. I believe there are better options than Ealy. Ealy has proven to be a boom-or-bust prospect for April’s upcoming draft. I would stay away from Ealy, unless he puts on a consistent performance during his draft workouts.
Scout Grade: 80/100
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