NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Florida DT Dominique Easley
|04.28.14 at 9:00 am ET|
WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots to make a selection.
Position: Defensive tackle
Weight: 288 pounds
Achievements: Voted 2013 team captain, received the team’s 2013 Greg See Tenacity Award, received 2013 James W. Kynes Award for mental and physical toughness
What he brings: Scouts say that Easley is explosive off the snap and has a relentless energy. However, he has suffered many injuries during his college career and is undersized for a defensive lineman.
Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-4
Notes: Easley visited with the Patriots on April 22. … The Staten Island, N.Y., native is in the process of recovering from a ruptured right ACL and medial meniscus that he suffered during the 2013 season. Before the injury, Easley started in three games and had five tackles (two for loss). Easley’s 2013 injury marked the second time that he injured one of his knees. Easley also missed time during the 2011 season after he tore the ACL in his left knee during a game against Florida State. In October 2011, … Easley allegedly was involved in an altercation with Reggie Myles, a former Alabama football player. After an investigation, the University of Florida Police Department recommended Easley be charged with misdemeanor battery, but the State Attorney’s Office did not press charges. … Easley has a son who was born in 2012.
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Sports Illustrated: Injuries have slowed Dominique Easley’s path, but the talent is still there
Video: Here is a video from Easley’s pro day.