Aug 31, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Dominique Easley (2) tackles Toledo Rockets running back David Fluellen (22)during the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Dominique Easley drawing interest from 49ers, Bears, Patriots & Seahawks


Florida Gators’ defensive tackle Dominique Easley was thought to be one of the draft’s premiere defensive lineman early in the season.

After tearing his ACL for the second time in his college career, Easley has seen his stock slip.

On Thursday,  several teams came to watch Easley work out. ESPN’s Jeff Barlis reported that Easley’s knee is “about 80%.”

According to Tony Pauline of Draft Insider, four teams in particular, the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, are showing a lot of interest in Easley.

The 6’2, 290-pound Easley projects to go in the second round of May’s draft.

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  • TrippinTheCripple

    The squawking heads like to talk about a quarterback’s or running back’s vision and his ability to set up a defense by feigning a move one way and doing the complete opposite.
    In a sense, John Schneider also has that gift. To assume the Seahawks are going after a given player because they attended a workout or had the individual in for visit could be nothing more than a bluff.
    Or maybe not.
    Place your bets carefully.

  • FJ doreza

    I truly hope he’s healthy and I’m glad the Bears are looking at another smaller, quick, athletic player much like Donald. Maybe the ERA of PitBull DT’s is the modern trend. Physically, it makes sense. Bigger, taller, slow footed OL have to bend down to reach the shorter Donald, which means Donald will always win the leverage battle, the most important aspect of the DL game. Donald is so thick and powerful, he forces giant guards to double team or hold, which means more sacks for Allen, Houston etc. and interceptions for the secondary..this the reason why drafting a DT first and LB/DE/OLB second makes a lot more sense since there is talented depth at the DB slot. FYI This is Jerick McKinnon’s combine vid and highlights, 4.35-40 40+ vert. 11 ft. Jump 32 reps. used as a QB/RB/WR/DB and possible KR.