Aug 31, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Dominique Easley (2) rushes against the Toledo Rockets during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Toledo Rockets 24-6. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Dominique Easley visiting Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys will be looking to improve their front seven early and often in the 2014 NFL Draft, so they have been spending the final few weeks of preparation meeting with some of the top defensive linemen and linebackers in this year’s draft class.

The latest player to visit with the Cowboys is Florida Gators defensive tackle Dominique Easley, according to Todd Archer of

Easley is considered by many in the draft community to be a top ten talent, but he is expected to fall in this year’s draft after suffering a torn ACL in 2013. He now has two surgically repaired knees after tearing both of his ACLs.

There is a chance that the Cowboys could land Easley in the second-round, but if they believe he can blossom into a star then the team will need to take the risk and make him the pick with their first-round selection.

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  • Scott.

    Would hope they don’t use the first pick to draft an injury prone player. If he’s there in 2nd maybe but I would sure up o line with 2nd round pick.

  • SmartThinking

    Question: what area of the game has cost this Dallas team more lost games and players out for the season or multiple games? Answer: Players with injury histories.

    Sure, if you look at many of these players’ histories, they look great as players despite their low projections on the draft board. What does that tell you?

    Continually injured players don’t produce for Dallas or any team, for that matter. Exhibits A, B, and C are Lee, Johnson and Claiborne. And those are just defensive players.

    Big Jones continues to draft these players with demonstrated injury histories because he can get a deal on their services. Some deal! So far, none of those guys I named can make a season, or, in the case of Johnson, even make it to a league game.

    This Dallas organization needs to place more emphasis on drafting healthy players regardless of how they played before they were hurt.

  • BradAustin

    I’m on board with drafting Easley late first if we trade down. He’s on track to be ready to go by camp, and 2 previous ACL’s hasn’t stopped many players from succeeding in this league. It’s actually a better thing each of his ACL’s was in opposite knees.

    Fear of injured players (that will be rehabbed fully by camp) is a dying disqualifier in the NFL. Way too many injuries now to toss guys aside. Leary…Dallas starter. Peterson…broke single season record off bad ACL.

    I’ve watched this beast thoroughly on tape and wouldn’t pass him up late first. He’s the next best thing at DT to Donald. Head and shoulders above the other DT’s, just as Donald is. Jernigan is lazy, takes many plays off while he’s in the game, and couldn’t carry Easley’s jock. If the guy will walk in camp fully rehabbed, and it’s confirmed by doctors, I’m all over it. Romo is coming off injury. Lee is two years in a row. We counting on those to lead their side of the ball? Absolutely. Bring it to Dallas, Easley.