Weight: 280 pounds
RS JUNIOR (declared for 2014 NFL Draft)
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Scouting Report/Player Notes
Easley suffered a torn ACL after a very productive 2010 season, but came back in 2012 with a chip on his shoulder and proved he could still make big plays, and from a couple of positions. Florida primarily ran a 4-3 defense last season, where Easley was used both inside and out. He has good quickness for a big man but his skill set is best utilized from an interior line position going forward.
With the Gators expected to move to more three-man fronts in 2013, Easley will assume nose tackle duties and should be productive once again. He is a quick defensive tackle who has violent hand usage and good quickness off the snap. His injury is a slight concern but he appeared to be healthy last season and should be even stronger in 2013 as a senior.
Easley is a former top recruit who has had really high expectations for his career, and a big senior season could vault him into the upper half of the draft, similar to what we saw from Sharrif Floyd in 2012 before he was selected in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings.
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Career Highlights (via Florida athletics site)
Senior who appeared in and started 11 games for the Gators in 2012, after starting 12 games at defensive tackle as a junior…Saw action in six games as a true freshman…Has 67 career tackles, 16.0 TFL, 5.5 sacks, a blocked punt and a fumble recovery.