Also tied the SB sack record with 3.As a sophomore the year before, Ealy was given a third round grade by the NFL Draft Advisory Board, which is typically conservative when projecting the draft positions of underclassmen. Following his breakout junior campaign, Ealy was a projected first round pick by numerous outlets, including the Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman, with some projecting him as a potential top 10 selection. His combination of length, athleticism, and versatility drew comparisons to players including Robert Quinn, Michael Bennett, and Chandler Jones. Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones noted after the 2014 NFL Draft that had the Cowboys not traded the number 47 overall selection in a deal to move up to select Boise State defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, they would have used that pick to draft Ealy, whom they regarded as an immediate starter.
Here's a story from Charlotte from October. Seems as though the Panthers were souring on himWow. I'm not sure I understand why Carolina did this? Seems like a huge win for the Pats.
This is the kind of stuff that really makes you chuckle when people toss around BUT CHEATRIOTS*.Not apples to apples, but it makes the Collins trade seem better for the Pats. The Browns got a half year of Collins in exchange for the 103rd pick. The Pats will get a full year of Ealy for dropping from 64 to either 72 or 98. Either way the Pats got a way better deal.
Sheard signed with the ColtsJust 8 picks? Really?
If so, heist.
Bye bye Sheard
http://www.patspulpit.com/2017/3/10/14889162/2017-nfl-free-agency-former-patriots-de-jabaal-sheard-signs-with-the-coltsMoments after news broke of the New England Patriots acquiring EDGE Kony Ealy in a trade from the Carolina Panthers, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates report that Patriots free agent EDGE Jabaal Sheard will be signing with the Indianapolis Colts.
Why would it be a concern? CAR is deep at the position and didn't want to spend $1M on him after they re-signed Peppers, Patriots need some depth at Edge rusher and special teams so figured they'd take a no risk dice roll on him. He's basically the replacement for Mingo.Anyone else concerned that we basically got him for free?
So, you expect Ealy to be a STer? I'm perfectly fine with the move but this is a young player who's had success on a big stage, has a skill set that is in high demand, and is making relative peanuts.Why would it be a concern? CAR is deep at the position and didn't want to spend $1M on him after they re-signed Peppers, Patriots need some depth at Edge rusher and special teams so figured they'd take a no risk dice roll on him. He's basically the replacement for Mingo.