April 6, 2013; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Dominique Easley (2) during the spring practice for the Orange and Blue Deput at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Dominique Easley could go in first round


Before tearing his ACL for the second time (and in the second leg), former Florida Gators’ defensive tackle Dominique Easley looked like he would be a first round pick.

However, most pundits now see him as a second or third round pick.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Easley could still go in the first round.

Easley has drawn interest from the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks and many believe he would be a good fit in New England. Rapoport agrees.

The Dallas Cowboys, who have a big need along the defensive line, have also shown interest in Easley, bringing him in for a visit.

Easley made 72 tackles, 18.0 for loss and 5.0 sacks in four seasons with the Gators.

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