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Missouri football is back in Show-Me mode again

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Just like last season, Missouri begins fall workouts way under the radar. The Tigers are coming off a 12-win season and SEC Eastern division title, but must replace numerous key players including NFL draft picks Kony Ealy, Justin Britt, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam. James Franklin, a three-year starter at quarterback, and running back Henry Josey are among nine players...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Golden, Murphy named to preseason watch lists

If you're worried about the loss of ends Kony Ealy and Michael Sam from last year's standout defensive line and of Henry Josey from the running back corps, here is some welcome news: Two guys slated to see a lot of action in their absence already are being touted on a national scale as players to watch. Senior defensive end Markus Golden, a reserve who saw a lot of action...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Golden, Murphy named to preseason watch lists

If you're worried about the loss of ends Kony Ealy and Michael Sam from last year's standout defensive line and of Henry Josey from the running back corps, here is some welcome news: Two guys slated to see a lot of action in their absence already are being touted on a national scale as players to watch. Senior defensive end Markus Golden, a reserve who saw a lot of action...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Many somewhat-proven players must step up for Mizzou defense this fall

Michael Sam is a Ram. So is E.J. Gaines. Kony Ealy? He's a Panther now. And Andrew Wilson is a Dolphin. Those four are among the defensive players from last year's SEC East championship team who will not be taking the field for Missouri when the Tigers host South Dakota State on Aug. 30. Mizzou returns just four defensive starters from last year's 12-2 squad: defensive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Many somewhat-proven players must step up for Mizzou defense this fall

Michael Sam is a Ram. So is E.J. Gaines. Kony Ealy? He's a Panther now. And Andrew Wilson is a Dolphin. Those four are among the defensive players from last year's SEC East championship team who will not be taking the field for Missouri when the Tigers host South Dakota State on Aug. 30. Mizzou returns just four defensive starters from last year's 12-2 squad: defensive...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri Tigers: Reshaping the Defensive Line

Walking through the front gates of Faurot Field in Columbia for the first game of the Missouri Tigers 2013 season I found myself cautiously optimistic being as how I've been a Missouri fan since the day I was born. Many times over the years the hype and expectations slowly faded as the action started but this felt a little bit different, coming off a season where injuries and...
Via Football Nation
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Missouri's Markus Golden The Next Khalil Mack?

Just as Khalil Mack wasn't all that well known at this time last year as he played for Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference, Markus Golden isn't yet a household name as he was a substitute  DE on Missouri last year, and despite garnering AP Honorable Mention All-SEC honors it was starters Michael Sam and Kony Ealy who received most of the attention as Sam was the Defensive...
Via Football Nation
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Draft Ealy, Turner on Day Two

You can call Dave Gettleman quite a few things, Panthers fans. But what you can't call him is a liar.Carolina’s general manager, now in his second year with the organization, had continuously stressed the philosophy of value over need leading up to this year’s draft. And whether that strategy comes from his old stomping grounds in New York or is just rooted deep in his ...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers take Missouri's Ealy in second round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers went for the best player available rather than need in the second round, selecting defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri with the 60th overall pick. The 6-foot-4, 273-pound Ealy started 25 games and had 14 sacks during his three seasons at Missouri. As a senior he had 43 tackles and 9.5 sacks. The Panthers led the NFL with 60 sacks last season and...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: DL Kony Ealy Selected By Carolina Panthers

Kony Ealy - DL Missouri, 6’4″, 273 LBS, 34′ 1/4″ Arm Length Drafted Round 2, Pick 28, Carolina Panthers Combine Results: 4.92 Forty | 31″ Vertical | 114″ Broad Jump Was a first-team all-SEC selection in 2013, starting all 14 games and totaling 43 total tackles, 14.5 total tackles for loss of yardage and 9.5 total sacks with six passes batted down, one interception...
Via FF Locker Room
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kony Ealy Sported Some Ridiculously Impressive Bling At The NFL Draft

Former Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy had to wait until Day 2 of the NFL Draft to hear his name called by Roger Goodell at Radio City Music Hall, but the bling he strapped to his wrists was definitely top pick worthy. After being selected 60th overall by the Carolina Panthers, Ealy showed off the impressive jewelry. Not bad for a guy who has yet to play a down of professional football...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers take Missouri DE Ealy in 2nd Round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers have selected defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri with the 60th overall pick in the second round, a move based on best player available rather than need. The Panthers led the NFL with 60 sacks last season and have two established starting defensive ends in Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy, the team's designated franchise player. The 6-foot-4, 273...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers take Missouri DE Ealy in 2nd Round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers have selected defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri with the 60th overall pick in the second round, a move based on best player available rather than need. The Panthers led the NFL with 60 sacks last season and have two established starting defensive ends in Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy, the team's designated franchise player. The 6-foot-4, 273...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five must know facts about Carolina Panthers second round pick Kony Ealy

The Carolina Panthers made their second-round selection on Friday night, taking Kony Ealy out of Missouri. In the coming months, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Panthers. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the former Missouri defensive end: 1. He chose Missouri over Nebraska, Arkansas, Mississippi and other prominent programs. 2....
Via cover32 - Panthers
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter has mixed reactions to the newest member of the Carolina Panthers, Kony Ealy

When the Carolina Panthers approached their second round pick there was a lot of guessing on who they would take, including tackle Morgan Moses, receivers Martavus Bryant and Allen Robinson, and their eventual pick: Kony Ealy. Concerns and praises were soon to follow. Names remaining from my top 100, in order: Nix, Moses, Ealy, Carey, Gabe Jackson, Crichton — Jonathan Jones (@jjones9...
Via cover32 - Panthers
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Second Round Grades: Carolina Panthers

Selection: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri Ealy could have easily been a first round pick, so the value here is exceptional. However, Carolina can not be making luxury picks. They could definitely use him in the future, but they have giant holes that need to be filled immediately. They still have a weak group of receivers, no quarterbacks, and no left tackle. Some people had them grabbing...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys Looking to Trade Up

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Dallas Cowboys are working the phones, and looking to move up. Rapoport suggested that the player the Cowboys could be targeting is Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri. Earlier this week Ealy himself said the Cowboys visited with him twice and were very interested in him. Ealy would be plugged in at defensive end, and could be used further at...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
May 09, 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

Names for Cleveland to watch for in Draft rounds 2-3

The Cleveland Browns had a hell of a night during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. They captured arguably the top corner and top quarterback in the draft, along with gaining a first-round pick for next year. But the fun has only started! The Browns hold the #35 overall 2nd-round pick as well as the #71 overall 3rd-round pick tonight. Assuming they don’t wheel-and-deal like...
Via cover32 - Browns
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Examining the Raiders day 2 draft options

Having come out of the first round of the draft with an “impact player” in Khalil Mack – a guy who should be a day 1 plug and play starter for Oakland – the Raiders must now re-group and decide what their next move will be. We will examine some of the most likely possibilities when the Raiders pick :   Second Round: QB Derek Car, Fresno State: Carr is my odds-on favorite...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Round Two and Three Mock Draft

Picking Day 1 of the draft was hard enough (in which I didn’t do too well, but Alex Brown did!), but I’ve given my best shot to match team needs with the best players available. The Texans can find their nose tackle they need so badly, the Bucs and Titans can draft the best quarterbacks early in round two, some team gets a steal in Kony Ealy, Ra’Shede Hageman, Allen Robinson...
Via Optimum Scouting
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2nd Round Should Shift to Defensive Line

The Cowboys went to work Thursday night by bolstering the offensive line with the stud from Notre Dame, Zack Martin. Great pick, but now it’s time to get going on the defensive side of the ball. The Cowboys will have some potentially late 1st round graded players heading into the 2nd round, but not many. Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State and Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri are still on...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
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

This Missouri duo could do wonders for the San Francisco 49ers defense

The moment we have all been waiting for is here. Draft Day. Whether the 49ers will make moves or make surprising picks, it will be a fun few days. Besides the NFL Draft, Aldon Smith has been the main topic of discussion surrounding the 49ers. It has brought up questions as to whether or not the 49ers should draft a defensive end. To be honest, it is not a bad idea. The team is in...
Via cover32 - 49ers
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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