Cowboys Draft Targets: DT Dominique Easley
BTB offers a series of detailed scouting reports on these players, compiled from the work of top draft analysts. A look at Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.
One of the most intriguing prospects for the Dallas Cowboys to consider in the 2014 draft is defensive tackle Dominique Easley out of Florida. The Cowboys are desperate to re-build a defensive line that has gotten worse with the departures of DeMarcuse Ware and Jason Hatcher. Even with some recent additions, they will still likely address the position group early in the draft.
We've covered Easley as a prospect here on BTB extensively, but a quick reminder.
-- He could play basically anywhere along the defensive line although as a 3-tech seems most natural. He's explosive with a knack for disrupting plays and should be a Top-15 prospect based on athletic talents.
-- But his medical history, two ACL tears, has dropped him at least to the second round, maybe even further if the medical report didn't come back with good news.
Apparently, the report came back with good news according to Bryan Broaddus.
Medical report on Easley turned out well. Rehab has been positive and is making progress to be ready at some point during training camp.— Bryan Broaddus (@BryanBroaddus) April 30, 2014
So, now what does Dallas do if Easley is available at pick #47 in the second round? In the SB Nation mock draft the BTB front-page writers went ahead and snapped him up at #47, hoping that the medical report would be positive.
On the other hand, if the Cowboys did bring in Easley, they sure would be banking on a bunch of knees to be healthy. Henry Melton is coming off his own ACL injury, and Anthony Spencer is trying to rebound from micro-fracture surgery on a knee. That's a lot of hoping that knees will be healthy.
Where do you stand on Dominique Easley after this latest report?