Data Scout Notes: 2013: NAC/NAM...(+) 09-24-13 Knee INJ, Out for 2013/Coming off 2X Knee surgeries….P1stC/P1stM/PLombardi/POutland/PNagurski/PBednarik/DS#3PSTeamProspect-RRang/TSX-PTW...2012: NA...PHendricks/P3rdC/P3rdM...(+) Coming off 2011 knee injury...2011: NA
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02/20/14 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 54. Dominique Easley, DT, Florida, 6-2, 285, 4.93, 2...If health weren't a concern, Easley might be discussed as a potential top-10 pick, according the NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler. But after two ACL tears, both on non-contact plays, durability is a major red flag. He came back from a left ACL in 2011, then blew out his right ACL last September. A healthy Easley has exceptional get-off quickness, constantly playing on the other side of the line of scrimmage. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
02/19/14 - 2014 NFL Combine: 10 prospects with the most to gain/lose: 3. DT Dominique Easley, Florida...If health wasn't a concern, Easley would be talked about as a potential top-10 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. But after two ACL tears, both on non-contact plays, the long-term durability is a red flag that could knock him into the third day on draft weekend. Easley has exceptional get-off quickness to be in the backfield before the center sets up shop, constantly playing on the other side of the line of scrimmage. But after the doctors and trainers are done poking and prodding, their medical report on Easley will likely be the determining factor in his draft projection. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
10/01/13 - Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who sustained a season-ending knee injury last week, will enter the NFL draft. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound senior from Staten Island, N.Y., could apply for a medical redshirt and receive another year of college eligibility. But coach Will Muschamp said Monday that Easley "is definitely going to the NFL next year."
One of the most disruptive linemen in the Southeastern Conference, Easley tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial meniscus in his right knee during practice last Tuesday. He tore the ACL in his left knee in November 2011. Those injuries could be cause for concern among NFL teams, but Muschamp said the next level is "the best move for him right now."
"He'll have plenty of interest," Muschamp said. "He'll be a productive guy on the next level. He's a really good football player. He's extremely intelligent. He gets the game. His tape speaks for itself and how he plays the game and approaches the game. He'll be fine. There will be a lot of organizations that want him in their organization." Easley finished his college career with 72 tackles, including 18 for loss, and 5 ˝ sacks. - AP Sports
10/01/13 - Florida head coach Will Muschamp announced on Monday that senior defensive tackle Dominique Easley will enter the 2014 NFL Draft and not apply for a medical redshirt. The Gators defender injured his right knee during non-contact practice last week and will need season-ending surgery to repair his ACL and medial meniscus.
Despite an uncertain future due to his rehab, this isn't a surprise as most expected Easley to go pro after this season. He had surgery on his left knee in 2011 so Easley is fully aware of the healing process and what he needs to do to get healthy. A projected first round pick prior to the injury, it's still too early to know if he will be able to work out for NFL teams prior to the draft on May 8. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/30/13 - Florida DT Easley to turn pro...Injured defensive tackle Dominique Easley played his last snap for the University of Florida. The senior will enter the 2014 NFL Draft rather than applying for a medical redshirt season. "He'll have plenty of interest," Florida coach Will Muschamp said. "He'll be a productive guy on the next level. He's a really good football player. He's extremely intelligent. He gets the game. His tape speaks for itself and how he plays the game and approaches the game. He'll be fine."
Easley, a 285-pound three-technique tackle, tore the medial meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in practice Sept. 24. He had surgery to repair his left ACL in 2011. NFLDraftScout.com's fourth-ranked defensive tackle for 2014, Easley is ranked 29th overall and could raise his standing by proving his health during the pre-draft process. Draft analyst Dane Brugler said "He has an explosive first step and is extremely fluid for his size, showing lateral burst to attack gaps and win angles. Easley is a tough, high motor kid and forces the issue with his penetration, making an impact even if he doesn't get the sack or tackle. He is a high character person with a strong work ethic so if anyone can return from an injury like this, it's him. - The Sports Xchange