Panthers sign second-round pick Kony Ealy

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The Panthers have reached a deal with their second-round pick.

The club said Thursday it had signed defensive end Kony Ealy, the No. 60 overall selection. As with all players selected after Round One, Ealy received a four-year contract that will expire after the 2017 season.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ealy notched 43 tackles and 9.5 sacks in 2013 for Missouri. At the least, the 22-year-old defensive lineman figures to see snaps behind starting ends Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson.

With Ealy’s pact, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (first round) and offensive guard Trai Turner (third round) are the Panthers’ lone unsigned picks.

4 responses to “Panthers sign second-round pick Kony Ealy

  1. With the new budding bromance I would have thought “Lois Lane” Benjamin would have signed by now

  2. We are going to wear all the offensive tackles out. Hardy & CJ are among the best. And since they are so good, no one knows anything about Mario Addison, who is a good DE in his own right. Add Ealy to the mix, and there will be no plays where an excellent DE isn’t on the field. And with those manhole covers on the inside, and the best middle linebacker in the game, and we just might set a record for tackles for loss this year.

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