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Dominique Easley DT Florida

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by dart, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. dart

    dart Benched

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    http://nflmocks.com/2013/07/03/dominique-easley-2014-nfl-draft-scouting-report/

    Positives:
    Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
    +Unreal first step quickness
    +Phenomenal at anticipating the snap
    +Plays hard
    +Good body control
    +Gets good leverage
    +Outstanding athlete
    +Fairly lean frame
    +Solid tackler
    +Good flexibility
    +Can split the double team

    This guy’s short area quickness puts wide receivers to shame. He’s so quick that opponents can’t use slide protection against him because he’ll be in the backfield by the time the lineman assigned to block him has slid in his direction. If he had any more first step quickness, he’d be deflecting shotgun snaps. Among all the linemen I’ve ever scouted, I think he’s just ahead of former Buccaneers and UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price (widely considered a bust, but has had tons of injury issues). He reacts to the snap of the football faster than the offensive linemen. He crosses the line of scrimmage before some wide receivers and teammates are out of their stances. You really can’t say enough about his first step quickness.


    NFL Comparison: Geno Atkins, except he probably will not be as dominant a pass rusher because Atkins’ strength is terrific (phenomenal bull rush), while Easley’s strength is merely good. He also probably isn’t as instinctive. However, with his quickness, he has Warren Sapp potential in a 4-3 under defense (obviously playing the 3 technique

    Projection: 90 (will be a late first or early second round pick)
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    We wants it.

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  3. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Should definitely be on the Cowboys radar. Big game tomorrow vs Miami.
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  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Guy has an explosive first step, but almost looks to thin to play inside. Florida killing Miami in the trenches.
  5. RS12

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  6. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    Apparently, Kiffen didn't like the Florida DT Floyd last year. I suspect he'll like this Florida DT a little better.
  7. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    I watched that game, and was not impressed with Easley. I agree, he looks really thin to be a defensive tacke. The announcers kept saying he was around 275 lbs.
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    He's going to have to either bulk up or play DE...I think either way he could be a productive player in this league.
  9. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    That is the smallest 284 pounds I have ever seen.
  10. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    No way he is 284, and I just dont see him at defensive tackle with that body frame. He looks more like a Defensive End.
  11. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    The DT from Minnesota is a beast. He should be on our radar for sure. 315 and moves as fast as any DT in this class.
  12. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Ra'Shede Hageman

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