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Report: Dominique Easley should be ready during training camp

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Whoever drafts Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley next month will be betting that his superior talent and athleticism will overcome the fact that he’s torn ACLs in both of his knees before making it to the NFL.

The first step toward proving that will come when Easley returns to a full workload after tearing his right ACL during his final year with the Gators. Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys’ website reports that it will come this summer.

Broaddus reports that Easley’s medical exams have “turned out well” and that his rehab is progressing well enough “to be ready at some point during training camp.” That’s a bit later than Easley predicted he’d be ready, but it would still leave him in position to contribute as a rookie and is early enough to quell fears that teams might knock Easley further down their draft boards.

The Cowboys have met with Easley and he’d be a fit for their needs on the defensive line, but there are plenty of other teams in the mix for his services. If his knee is as sound as Broaddus reports, Easley should be off the board before the second round is through.

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6 Responses to “Report: Dominique Easley should be ready during training camp”
  1. barsfordays says: Apr 30, 2014 10:09 AM

    bench warmer.

  2. arcuesta730 says: Apr 30, 2014 10:59 AM

    Thank you for the update on Easly…certainly a talent well worth keeping an eye on. Hopefully his injury is in line for a full and speedy recovery.

  3. chiadam says: Apr 30, 2014 12:15 PM

    He looks like a running back.

  4. jaydm84 says: Apr 30, 2014 2:00 PM

    If he would have finished thus season the debate would be whether Easley or Cliwney was going first overall. Hope his knee holds up, and if it does someone will get a steal.

  5. allidoiswin55 says: Apr 30, 2014 2:24 PM

    The Seahawks defensive coordinator is a former coach of Easley at Florida . The Seahawks will select him with their 1st pick if he is truly the play maker he seems to be … Don’t be surprises to see him end up with the Seahawks .

  6. arcuesta730 says: Apr 30, 2014 4:09 PM

    If Easley were fully healthy he would ABSOLUTELY be a TOP 5 prospect….the kid’s a BEAST! But having suffered ACL tears in BOTH knees at such an early stage in his career, he’s most likely destined to the mid to late second RD. Being a Broncos fan, I’d love to see him lining up next to Ware, Knighton, and Miller….that would be a killer front!

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