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#47
Kony Ealy
Int Yds TDs
1 49 1
Team: Missouri TigersHeight: 6-5 Born:
Position: DLWeight: 275 Hometown: New Madrid, MO
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Jr


Scouting Report
Though teammate Michael Sam has earned plenty of pre-draft attention for his lifestyle off the field, Ealy is by far the more polished pro prospect between the two Missouri bookend defenders and a projected first-round lock. Considered the best defensive end in this year's draft not named Jadeveon Clowney, Ealy had two fewer sacks (9 1/2) and 4 1/2 fewer tackles for loss (14 1/2) than Sam in 2013, but has more athletic upside than the SEC's defensive player of the year. A strong edge rusher who is expected to star as a 3-technique lineman at the pro level, Ealy made a remarkable improvement last year after he recorded 4 1/2 sacks and 13 tackles for loss during his first two seasons in Columbia. Known for his lightning-quick burst off the snap, Ealy will likely to be a handful right off the bat for even the most successful NFL tackles. He's also shown the ability to close quickly on the ball to disrupt either a passer or ball carrier. While Clowney struggled during the 3-cone drill - a key scouting barometer when judging defensive lineman - at the combine, Ealy led all ends with a time of 6.83 seconds in the event. The performance reinforced he has the quickness and agility to be a natural fit in a 4-3 defensive formation or perhaps even a solid rush linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. If there's a knock against Ealy, it's that he needs to improve his hand positioning and shed opposing blockers quicker. However, that's something his defensive coaches could easily remedy at the next level.

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2011 Mizzou  12 0 0 0
2012 Mizzou  12 0 0 0
2013 Mizzou  14 1 49 1
Career   38 1 49 1