With the 60th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers have selected Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri.
The Panthers are clearly taking advantage of a fall of one of the draft’s better players here. Ealy doesn’t fill a need presently but if they end up losing Greg Hardy, this is a pretty nice value pick for Carolina that could pay dividends down the road.
Ealy has the ability to get pressure on the QB, and the Panthers have placed a major emphasis on that in recent years. They could have definitely used an offensive tackle though, so we’ll see how that turns out.
Pick Grade: B+