Scouting Report: Kony Ealy

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst 

Kony Ealy  

DE r-Jr. Missouri



Height: 6’4”                            Weight: 273             Arm length: 34 ¼”                            40 yard Dash: 4.92

Broad Jump: 114                    Bench: 22                 Vertical jump: 31 in                     20 yard Shuttle: 4.45 sec         

 


Strengths

·         Elite Frame with room to pack on added muscle

·         Very long arms

·         Elite short area quickness

·         Acceleration and explosion are impressive

·         Can bend the corner and beat his man to QB

·         Sets up tackle with multiple moves

·         Very high ceiling, still growing as player

·         Can chase and track down ball carrier from the back side

·         Works to disengage from blocker and make tackle

Weaknesses

·         Doesn’t have elite top end speed

·         Needs to improve strength

·         Inconsistent player who is still learning

·         Plays too high, needs to keep pad level down

·         Not great in run defense, doesn’t set the edge well

·         Motor isn’t consistent

·         Too much waste in body composition, could stand to be better conditioned

·         Hand placement needs work

 

Analysis:

Kony Ealy is the next Missouri pass rusher that will make a difference at the next level. While Michael Sam has been getting all of the attention this offseason, Ealy is the better pro prospect. He’s got a high ceiling because of his huge wingspan and prototype frame. Despite his length and size he moves well in space and could possibly play linebacker at the next level. Why scouts love him is because he’s still learning the position. He’s steadily progressed in his time at Missouri and the arrow is pointing up for Ealy. He’ll continue to get bigger and stronger in the pro game. It may take time before he’s an every down player but he’ll get there.