2014 NFL Draft Preview: Ranking the pass rushers by round based value
Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Kony Ealy (47) forces a fumble against Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) during the first quarter of the 2013 SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
4. Kony Ealy Mizzou (Mid to late Round One)
Ealy may be the second best 43 defensive end in this draft, but that is in many respects due to a lack of top end talent after Clowney. That is not to say there aren’t others that can rush the passer, but 43 ends are becoming more rare with undersized pass rush specialists. Ealy can at times become lost in the pass rush and is not a natural speed rusher. He does in some ways remind me of Justin Tuck, but he may be better on the left side than right. If he were to fall to the second round then he would be more of a value.