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Dominique Easley tears ACL, will enter draft.

2 ACL tears? Okay, its now safe to say that he'll be a 49er.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/30/floridas-dominique-easley-tears-acl-will-enter-2014-nfl-draft/
thought the excact same thing. baalke will take him at the end of the third or something like this
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
2 ACL tears? Okay, its now safe to say that he'll be a 49er.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/30/floridas-dominique-easley-tears-acl-will-enter-2014-nfl-draft/

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.
Originally posted by eonblue:
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.

The story wasn't about his injury, the story was that he's going to be entering the draft and won't apply for a medical exemption.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
The story wasn't about his injury, the story was that he's going to be entering the draft and won't apply for a medical exemption.

I didn't read the article, but I figured that's what he was going to do anyway.

He has around 6-7 months to rehab so he could possibly make the combine.

There's not an immediate need for DE, but I think it would be smart to consider putting someone in behind Carradine.

I mean do you think he could possibly get drafted before the 3rd round like Carradine did?

For some reason I feel it will be much harder for him to break that plane considering this is his 2nd knee injury.

I'm not saying he's incapable of making the comeback, but I think he will have more trouble shedding his injury history then Carradine did.
[ Edited by eonblue on Sep 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM ]
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Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
The story wasn't about his injury, the story was that he's going to be entering the draft and won't apply for a medical exemption.

I didn't read the article, but I figured that's what he was going to do anyway.

He has around 6-7 months to rehab so he could possibly make the combine.

There's not an immediate need for DE, but I think it would be smart to consider putting someone in behind Carradine.

I mean do you think he could possibly get drafted before the 3rd round like Carradine did?

For some reason I feel it will be much harder for him to break that plane considering this is his 2nd knee injury.

I'm not saying he's incapable of making the comeback, but I think he will have more trouble shedding his injury history then Carradine did.

He won't do anything at the combine, he'll wait until his pro day like Carradine did. All Tank did at the combine was get measured and the bench, Easley will do the same.
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
The story wasn't about his injury, the story was that he's going to be entering the draft and won't apply for a medical exemption.

I didn't read the article, but I figured that's what he was going to do anyway.

He has around 6-7 months to rehab so he could possibly make the combine.

There's not an immediate need for DE, but I think it would be smart to consider putting someone in behind Carradine.

I mean do you think he could possibly get drafted before the 3rd round like Carradine did?

For some reason I feel it will be much harder for him to break that plane considering this is his 2nd knee injury.

I'm not saying he's incapable of making the comeback, but I think he will have more trouble shedding his injury history then Carradine did.

He won't do anything at the combine, he'll wait until his pro day like Carradine did. All Tank did at the combine was get measured and the bench, Easley will do the same.

Where was Tank at then when he was running tose drills with the cones for NFL scouts? Serious question?
Originally posted by SFL49ER:
Where was Tank at then when he was running tose drills with the cones for NFL scouts? Serious question?

It may have been an independent workout that he recorded so he could increase increase his exposure.
Originally posted by sfout:
He won't do anything at the combine, he'll wait until his pro day like Carradine did. All Tank did at the combine was get measured and the bench, Easley will do the same.

Your probably right because he's going to need all the time he can get.

Just curious. Whats the typical ACL tear rehab timeline, anyone?
Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by sfout:
He won't do anything at the combine, he'll wait until his pro day like Carradine did. All Tank did at the combine was get measured and the bench, Easley will do the same.

Your probably right because he's going to need all the time he can get.

Just curious. Whats the typical ACL tear rehab timeline, anyone?

No doctor, but figure 6-9 months for recovery. It's October, so he could be ready for 2014 NFL season, or be like Tank and on NFI for 6 weeks.
Carradine rushed his rehab time so he could at least run a 40 and workout for scouts, thus he has yet to suit up.
f**k it draft him with one of our thirds! After a SS, CB, and WR of course! Not in that order
Originally posted by 49ers808:
f**k it draft him with one of our thirds! After a SS, CB, and WR of course! Not in that order

Will just have to see how his rehab goes.
This has 49er 3rd/4th round pick written all over it. Personally I don't mind if we go after another defensive tackle. Even when we do get Tank Carradine back with us, we still will need a rotation of quality defensive lineman. If the Tank pick works out, he would be behind Justin Smith, Tank,and Quinton Dial (who will probably backup at DE and NT). I liken this to the Corey Lemonier pick when we already had Brooks, Smith, and Haralson ahead of him. The more talent we can get on the defensive line, the better, and he probably would be the most talented player we can find that late to play on the D-line. Plus it won't interfere with our ability to get a WR or two, corner, and safety which will be our biggest needs.

If everything checks out on him, the 3rd round comp pick we are likely to receive for Goldson can go towards drafting Easley.
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Originally posted by AB81Rules:
Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by sfout:
He won't do anything at the combine, he'll wait until his pro day like Carradine did. All Tank did at the combine was get measured and the bench, Easley will do the same.

Your probably right because he's going to need all the time he can get.

Just curious. Whats the typical ACL tear rehab timeline, anyone?

No doctor, but figure 6-9 months for recovery. It's October, so he could be ready for 2014 NFL season, or be like Tank and on NFI for 6 weeks.

me either, I just use my knowledge resource (mother was nurse, sister and her husband are ER doctors) pretty much that for a professional athlete. but I'd still go with a timeline of about 8+ months for a full tear.

Since Carradine got hurt pretty much 10 months ago I wouldn't be surprised if we waited a full year and didn't activate him until December. I don't think we'll see a single player on NFI or PUP before our bye week.

The earliest we can activate them is week 7 and that the road game in Tennessee and then we jump across the pond to face the Jags. I doubt we officially activate any of them until after the bye week. Which will allow us the full 3 weeks of practice to evaluate their progress prior to the supposedly pivotal rematch with the Seahawks.

.........

anyway I went way off topic. I think Easley will workout for NFL teams until May 1st because this years draft is on may 5 - 8th. Carradine worked out on April 21st, draft was just 4 days later on the 25th
[ Edited by sfout on Oct 1, 2013 at 7:44 AM ]