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2014 Draft Spotlight: DE Kony Ealy

Posted May 6, 2014

Previewing projected top picks of the upcoming NFL Draft

The drama continues to build, surrounding this week's 2014 NFL Draft, when the Kansas City Chiefs will be on the clock, beginning with their 23rd-overall pick.

Leading you up to draft day on Thursday, we'll preview one player each day, who draft analysts say could possibly be available, when the Chiefs are set to pick at #23. However, none of the reports in this Draft Spotlight series are indicative of who the Kansas City Chiefs plan to draft, with any of their currently-owned six draft picks.

University of Missouri DE Kony Ealy finished the 2013 season with 14 games played, 30 tackles, 13 assists, 9.5 sacks, one INT (49-yard pick-six), six PBUs, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

In three years at Missouri, Ealy played in 38 games, recording 53 solo tackles, 40 assists, 14 sacks, 27.5 TFLs, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 13 PBUs and one INT.

NFL.com offered the following evaluation of Kony Ealy:

STRENGTHS

* Quick off the snap, with moves like a linebacker

* Shows great flexibility, loose frame

* Impressive closing speed to get to the QB

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

* Turning his great speed into power

* Using his length to his advantage

BOTTOM LINE

Ealy has great athleticism and is still developing; he showed great flexibility as a right defensive end.

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