Kony Ealy (DE), Missouri
6'5" | 273 lbs.
43 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 9.5 sacks, 3 FF, INT
Round 2, 60th overall (Carolina Panthers)
What the scouts are saying:
"Big, athletic, ascending, pass-rush talent with the size, burst and flexibility to pressurize the edge as a right defensive end. Is not a finished product, particularly as a run defender, but should only become more disruptive as his strength, technique and savvy catch up with his natural physical ability. Could also draw looks as a 3-4 rush linebacker." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)
"Ealy's athleticism jumps off the tape. Impressive straight-line acceleration for a man of his size. Good recognition to get his hands into passing lanes when he can't get to the quarterback. Times his leap well and long arms and good hand-eye coordination. Undeniable upside." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)
"Ealy has an impressive combination of size and speed. He was tough at the point of attack on run downs and showed his pass-rushing prowess off the edge throughout 2013. Ealy looks like a natural 4-3 defensive end who can stay on the field for all three downs." (WalterFootball.com)