Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:2 ACL tears? Okay, its now safe to say that he'll be a 49er.
This is old news, Phoenix.
It happened last Tuesday I believe. He tore it during practice.
This makes his 2nd major knee injury in 3 years. One in each knee.
He was the top rated prospect in the country coming out of college, but injuries have demolished his draft status.
He was really picking up momentum this year. Kiper had him ranked in his top 10 after game 2 or 3.
Maybe a 5th-7th rd pick on him. I would absolutely not go any higher, and using Lattimore as a reference I doubt the FO would as well.
Florida plays a 3-4 this year and Easley was the foundation of what has become the best pass rushing defense in the nation.
Explosivenes combined with snap recognition allowed him to shoot gaps for at least TFLs a game. The defense need this kind of presense in the middle when they're in the nickel. The presence I hope we get from Carradine.
Personally Easley would be a low risk high reward pick, but I think we should draft a pure pass rusher first and foremest. An Anthony Barr type.