Could the 49ers Move Up To Replace Smith With Ealy?

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports There are reports surfacing that it’s possible that after Aldon Smith’s recent run in with the law, he could be out of a job, with the 49ers that is.  Last season, he was suspended and sent to a rehabilitation facility for his alcohol abuse, and this recent act reportedly involved the use of alcohol as well. If this is true and the 49ers will...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can the Seahawks survive losing Chris Clemons?

Welcome to cover32′s Wednesday Seahawks mailbag. While the Seahawks remain on top of our traditional power rankings, this offseason they have been mediocre at best regarding free agency. The biggest issue has been the losses along the defensive line to the Jacksonville Seaguars. This week’s question concerns how the team can handle those losses and stay competitive. Like a literary...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cover 32 Mock Draft 1.0 comes out today

Mock drafts are a part of life in the NFL and we’re no different. Later today, we will be unveiling our first mock of the season. The way ours was done was by polling the managing editors for all 32 team sites and getting a list of their top 10 choices for their team. Here’s the list that was submitted for the Arizona Cardinals. 1. Zack Martin OT Notre Dame 2. Anthony Barr OLB...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Little consensus about what Cardinals will do in draft

With less than a month remaining before the NFL draft, there seems to be only one certainty about the recently quiet Cardinals and what they might do in the first round. That certainty is that there's almost no certainty about which player(s) they might be eyeing. The Cards have the 20th pick after a surprise 10-6 season, and their needs are widely assumed to be a pass rusher...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Visits: Monday

  Here’s a collection of reports from Monday regarding prospects visiting with NFL teams: Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald is visiting with the Cowboys on Monday. (Charean Williams) Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller is visiting with the Lions on Monday.  (Dave Birkett) Missouri DL Kony Ealy is visiting with the Cowboys on Monday.  (Charean Williams) Louisville S Calvin Pryor will visit...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals | Best & Worst Case Scenario for Round 1 of the NFL Draft

The Cardinals filled one of their greatest needs in the offseason when they signed offensive tackle Jared Veldheer, giving them the freedom to get a playmaker in round 1. At 20 the Cards should have the opportunity to bring in a difference maker on either side of the ball, but something tells me they will be hoping for one of the top 2 safeties to fall. If they could get a player...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys’ First Round Big Board

Imagine for a minute that you were given access to the Dallas Cowboys War Room and were allowed to take a peak at their draft board a few days or weeks prior to the NFL Draft. Could you imagine how much fun that would be? Unfortunately, that will never happen for any fans. But today, we are going to look at what I think their board looks like and who they may value the most in May’s...
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8 days ago  |  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,...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals | Best & Worst Case Scenario for Round 1 of the NFL Draft

The Bengals are another team that could go in a handful of directions in round 1 with top needs at DE, OL, CB. I think the loss of Michael Johnson leaves to much of a void for the Bengals to not address early. While they still have 2nd year (not so young) Margus Hunt, a guy like Kony Ealy might be to tough to pass on. Also don’t be entirely surprised if the Bengals throw-out their...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

Gary Pinkel and his Missouri Tigers will not sneak up on the SEC this year. But he and his Missouri players will be as competitive as they were last season.In a year where it appears the schools in the conference are all rebuilding and re-stocking its players, the Tigers will be just as fast - inus a few key players on defense. But the cupboard is not barren in Missouri.The team...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kony Ealy Scouting Report

Kony Ealy DE Missouri #47 Ht: 6’4″ Wt: 273 All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Comments: Ealy isn’t an elite pass-rusher, which will be a significant knock against him in the eyes of some talent evaluators given the pass-heavy nature of today’s game. But...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

On The Clock: New England Patriots

The New England Patriots will hold the twenty-ninth pick in the NFL draft.  The team has to address many holes that need to be filled on both sides of the ball.  The Patriots improved their secondary tremendously by adding cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.  With the addition of Revis and Browner, it seems like a smart move to look at improving their front seven. ...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chargers should consider drafting a Missouri Tiger on defense

Full disclosure: I am a student at The University of Missouri-Columba in Columbia, Mo. I will be graduating as a part of the Class of 2015 if all goes right and I have followed Mizzou athletics intently since arriving on campus in August of 2010. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Tigers have done a few thing swell lately. Mostly, Mizzou has specialized in defensive talent...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Last need left on New Orleans Saints board could be filled in draft

After an active (and surprising) first week of free agency, the Saints are left with one major hole left to fill: pass rush. Junior Galette seems to be a rising star, but as Rob Ryan continues to implement his 3-4 scheme the position opposite Galette becomes more and more important. Cam Jordan is a stud and he’ll still provide pressure, although he will continue to move inside...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears could target these defensive ends in the draft

Now that week one of free agency is in the books the question is not, “How well did the Bears do?” because they did very well, but rather, “What position will they draft with their first pick?” If the past couple years are any indication, GM Phil Emery will take who he perceives to be the best player, and not necessarily the best player at a predetermined position. Most of...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Top 10 defensive ends; Ealy to the Bengals?

With the NFL draft rapidly approaching,  Cover 32 has kept you up-to-date on the top prospects at each position.  This week’s focus is defensive ends.  Check out the list here. Cincinnati Bengals After losing Michael Johnson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency, an addition at DE is a necessity for the Bengals. Cincinnati has yet to grab any of the available free agents...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 prospects the Washington Redskins can draft to upgrade their D-Line

Finally, after weeks of looking at the best draft prospects at every offensive position, we get to the defensive side of the ball. Except that defensive end isn’t a major priority for the Redskins. Secondary and linebacker are a greater need at the moment (although, with free agency in progress, we’ll see if that’s still the case in a month). Still, defensive end is nonetheless...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

One of these players could be the New Orleans Saints first pick

In a league as quarterback-centric as the modern-day NFL is, being able to apply pressure in the passing game is paramount on defense. Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is known for using exotic blitzes and unique schemes to do that, and thus he needs athletic defensive lineman for his system to work. Experts seem to believe the Saints will go defense with their first round pick...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

On The Clock: San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers will have the twenty-fifth pick in the NFL draft.  The Chargers need to look at improving their defense by finding depth at the cornerback position and finding players who can add pressure on defense.  They need a corner with speed and agility on their secondary and with the draft deep in talent, the team shouldn’t have a problem finding their guy.  The...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri opens spring practice minus several familiar faces

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri opened spring football practice Tuesday without several familiar faces. After winning 12 games and the Cotton Bowl last season, the Tigers are without SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam and quarterback James Franklin. Running back Henry Josey and defensive end Kony Ealy also are gone. The loss of the key players appears to be even more motivation...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri opens spring practice minus several familiar faces

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri opened spring football practice Tuesday without several familiar faces. After winning 12 games and the Cotton Bowl last season, the Tigers are without SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam and quarterback James Franklin. Running back Henry Josey and defensive end Kony Ealy also are gone. The loss of the key players appears to be even more motivation...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

On The Clock: Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles went 10-6 last season playing surprisingly well under coach Chip Kelly and ending with the No. 2 ranked offense in the league.  Winning the NFC East, the team than struggled on defense and it showed finishing last in the NFL in pass defense.  Having the twenty second pick in the draft, the Eagles biggest concerns come on defense but they can look at best...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

On The Clock: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be choosing fifteenth in this years NFL draft.  The draft is deep enough for the Steelers to pick up great talent. The team will be losing a late-round pick because of coach Mike Tomlin interference on Jacoby Jones’ kickoff return, having only six picks this year.  What the Steelers really need to address is their defense, which is very old, and adding...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Kirwan Has Missouri DE Kony Ealy Going To The Steelers In Latest Mock Draft

The post 2014 NFL Scouting Combine mock drafts of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft continue to role out and the latest one from a major media draftnik has a defensive end going to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 15th overall selection. In his most recent mock released on Friday, Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports tabs Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy as the Steelers first choice in the...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Adam

1. Houston Texans- Blake Bortles, QB, UCF2. St. Louis Rams- Greg Robinson OT Auburn3. Jacksonville Jaguars- Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina4. Cleveland Browns- Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville5. Oakland Raiders- Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M6. Atlanta Falcons- Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri8. Minnesota Vikings- Anthony Barr OLB...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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