Kony Ealy Scouting Report

KONY EALY – DE – MISSOURI

Kony EalyStrengths:

Well built defensive end prospect with great size and length. Good strength. Shows variability in his pass-rush moves. Has a nice bull-rush when playing with good leverage. Has great closing speed. Has some position versatility and experience lining up over the guard. Worthy of looks as a 3-4 end. High motor player.

Weaknesses:

Stiff and average athlete. Does not possess a great burst off the snap. Lacks a great speed-rush to threaten NFL caliber tackles around the edge. Often plays with poor leverage. Poor hand usage and struggles to shed blocks, which hinders his ability to play the run. Needs to continue to perfect his pass-rush moves.

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Pass Rush: 2.5
Strength: 3.0
Quickness: 2.5
Point of Attack: 2.0
Tackling: 2.5
Intangibles: 3.0

Verdict: Meh

If it wasn’t for his good motor my verdict on him would likely be ‘hate him’. Ealy lacks upside because he’s a stiff athlete. He’s also raw and needs to improve his hand usage greatly before he can make an impact consistently in the NFL. I think he has a long road ahead of him and I see him more as someone who can be a solid starter but not an impact player.

Grade: 3rd Round

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