Surprise pick Ealy could be starting early for Panthers

CHARLOTTE -- When Kony Ealy's name was announced in the second round for being drafted by the Carolina Panthers, there was no shortage of experts and fans alike that were stunned and bewildered at the selection of the defensive end out of Missouri. After all, the Panthers already boast one of the best defensive front sevens in the NFL and they had glaring weaknesses in several positions...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Could Have Interest In Trading Up For DE Kony Ealy

  Ian Rapoport reports that there is “significant interest” from teams looking to trade up into the top-40 picks. According to Rapoport, the Cowboys are a team to watch in regards to a potential move up the board for Missouri DE Kony Ealy. Rapoport adds that Boise State DE/OLB DeMarcus Lawrence could also be a target for the Cowboys if they were to trade up. There is no...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Reportedly Have Interest In DE Kony Ealy

  Kevin Acee of the Union Tribune San Diego is “hearing” that the Chargers have interest in Missouri DE Kony Ealy. Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that they would like to come away with one of their top cornerbacks, but Acee mentions that Ealy could be a decent selection if they happen to be gone. Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reported earlier in the week that...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Teams May Want To Convert Missouri’s Kony Ealy To Defensive Tackle

  Ian Rapoport reported earlier this morning that some NFL teams would like to see Missouri edge rusher Kony Ealy add about 15 lbs and convert to playing defensive tackle at the next level. Rapoport mentions that doing so could lead to Ealy coming off the board higher than many expect. Rapoport adds that if Ealy was to play three-technique in the NFL, teams like the Giants,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Visits: Kony Ealy, Cody Latimer, Jordan Tripp, Garrett Gilbert

  Gil Brandt of the NFL Network provides a number of updates regarding visits for draft prospects. Missouri DE Kony Ealy visited Rams this week and will work out for another four other teams. (Gil Brandt) According to Brandt, Ealy has a “chance to go higher than first thought.” Indiana WR Cody Latimer reportedly has seven visits lined up with:  the Bills, Eagles,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Ealy has what NFL scouts crave: Size, versatility and, most important, endless potential

ST. LOUIS -- Kony Ealy is ready for the beauty pageant. The former Missouri defensive end travels to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week with less fanfare than his college teammate, Michael Sam, but as a prospect of whom scouts already seem to have a high opinion. Ealy doesn't have as much to prove as other prospects, but he will have a chance to impress NFL teams...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou DE Ealy leaving early for NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy is bypassing his senior season for the NFL draft. Ealy said Friday night after the No. 9 Tigers' 41-31 win over No. 13 Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl that he felt it was time "to go on to the next level." An All-SEC pick, the 6-foot-5 Ealy had six tackles and two sacks in his final game, pushing his season total to 9 1/2 sacks...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou DE Ealy says after Cotton Bowl he's leaving early for NFL Draft

Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy is bypassing his senior season for the NFL draft. Ealy said Friday night after the No. 9 Tigers' 41-31 win over No. 13 Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl that he felt it was time ''to go on to the next level.'' An All-SEC pick, the 6-foot-5 Ealy had six tackles and two sacks in his final game, pushing his season total to 9 1/2 sacks. ''I love my...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou DE Kony Ealy Announces That He’s Turning Pro After Cotton Bowl

Missouri may have won the Cotton Bowl over Oklahoma State tonight, but the Tigers will be losing one of the biggest reasons for their success in 2013-2014. Star junior defensive end Kony Ealy announced after the victory that he will be taking his talents to the NFL next season. Ealy is currently projected by most scouts as a first or second round pick in next April’s draft. Kony...
Via College Spun
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ealy's strong season for Tigers draws notice from opponents, NFL scouts

ST. LOUIS -- The massive mural in the lobby of the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex is an impressive demonstration of the development of the Tigers football program over the past decade. The mural features larger-than-life photos of 2007 Heisman Trophy finalist Chase Daniel, 2009 NFL first-round draft picks Jeremy Maclin and Ziggy Hood, 2010 first-rounder Sean Witherspoon, 2011...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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