Carolina Panthers NFL Draft Profile: DE Kony Ealy

Carolina Panthers NFL Draft Profile: DE Kony Ealy
May 9, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Kony Ealy (DE), Missouri

6'5" | 273 lbs.

2013 stats:

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,

"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,

"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." (

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