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The Ravens, Falcons, Patriots, Colts, Browns and Jets are showing the most interest in Missouri edge rusher Michael Sam, according to the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.

Sam will likely be a fifth- to seventh-round selection. He produced at a high rate last season, but Sam is a bit of a one trick pony, utilizing an edge rip move to beat heavy footed offensive tackles. He fails to use his hands to jolt opponents to the chest or work inside.
Apr 16 - 11:25 AM

Missouri DL Kony Ealy will visit the Cowboys on Monday.

Ealy has frequently been mentioned among first-rounders since December, and although his production matches the projection, his overall play might not. Ealy lined up from a variety of spots and has very good movement skills for his size, but he does not generate a powerful punch or strong leg drive to work through blockers.
Apr 14 - 11:26 AM

Three league talent evaluators interviewed by NJ.com -- a scout for a NFC team, an executive in personnel from an AFC team and a scouting director from a NFC team -- were all complimentary towards Missouri's Kony Ealy.

"He’s got good size," said the personnel man. "He’s big, fast, strong. There’s a lot to work with there. Could he be a 3-4 linebacker? Yeah, he could, but I think he’s a 4-3 end. He’s a late first-round pick for sure." The AFC exec noted Ealy's struggles at the combine but called Ealy "a natural defensive end" who will "be OK." Meanwhile, the scout added: "I like him. He’s not Sheldon Richardson (the Jets’ first-round pick in 2013 out of Missouri). But he’s a good player." NFL Films' Greg Cosell said earlier this week that Ealy fits the NFL's current trend of finding base DEs that can shift inside on pass-rushing downs, a trait that could improve his draft stock.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 13 - 7:17 PM

Missouri dismissed junior WR Dorial Green-Beckham.

"Dorial's priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the help he needs," Tigers' coach Gary Pinkel said in a statement. "We care deeply about Dorial and his well-being, but hopefully he can benefit from a fresh start." Green-Beckham reportedly unlawfully forced his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend and then pushed a different woman down "at least four stairs," causing a minor hand injury. The victim, according to reports, declined to press charges over fear of backlash, causing the case to be dropped. Green-Beckham had previously been considered a candidate to become the top pick in the 2015 draft. Now he might be sitting out the 2014 campaign and hoping to rebuild his stock somewhere else in 2015. He possesses elite size -- 6-foot-6, 220 pounds -- and athleticism, but now faces all sorts of character questions. DGB was also previously suspended twice for drug related issues.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 12 - 4:28 PM

The Columbia Tribune reports that Missouri junior WR Dorial Green-Beckham will not be arrested or face charges for his role in an alleged burglary.

DGB wasn't involved in a burglary, but the investigation turned up some details that don't flatter this elite prospect and will be asked about by NFL teams when the Tigers' product enters the draft. The police report said Green-Beckham unlawfully forced his way into the apartment seeking his girlfriend and then pushed a woman down "at least four stairs," causing a minor hand injury. The victim apparently won't press charges over fear of backlash, causing the case to be dropped. Text messages from Green-Beckham's girlfriend indicate that the receiver dragged her out by the neck and "hurt" her. DGB miraculously avoided legal trouble here, but he's indefinitely suspended.
Apr 10 - 11:04 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Missouri's Kony Ealy and UNC's Kareem Martin fit the NFL's current trend of finding base DEs that can shift inside on pass-rushing downs.

Cosell mentioned Seattle's Michael Bennett as an example. The analyst believes Ealy will get drafted before Martin because he's more explosiveness, but Cosell is a big fan of Martin's strength. Host Ross Tucker commented that these players "save a roster spot" by their capability of performing two functions for the price of one. Ealy and Martin could perhaps go a little higher than anticipated because of this notion.
Apr 10 - 8:51 PM

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is disappointed with suspended junior WR Dorial Green-Beckham.

"Obviously, I have 126 players and I’m responsible for every one of them," Pinkel said. "I take that responsibility, just like I have with the three kids that I raised. Obviously, I’m disappointed. I’m frustrated. We run this program with integrity. We teach our players to be accountable, responsible people. When they make mistakes — they’re going to make some mistakes — but when they’re serious mistakes, obviously that stings. It stings me. It stings the players. It stings our fans. My job is to get that fixed. That’s what I intend to do." DGB is under police investigation currently. NFL.com's Albert Breer recently said he's a candidate to become the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 draft.
Apr 9 - 6:55 PM

NFL.com's Albert Breer writes that suspended Missouri junior WR Dorial Green-Beckham is "considered a potential top pick for '15" and "could be best WR prospect in years."

Green-Beckham is first eligible to enter the draft after this coming season. DGB, the No. 1 rated recruit in 2012, is the all-time national high school receiving leader. He possesses elite size -- 6-foot-6, 220 pounds -- and athleticism. Of course, he's going to have to answer plenty of off-the-field questions. He's currently suspended indefinitely from the team while he's investigated by police for undisclosed reasons. He's already been suspended twice before by the university for drug related issues.
Apr 8 - 8:36 PM

After meeting with the Rams last week, Missouri DL Kony Ealy has four other visitations scheduled before the draft, reports NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

The identity of those teams was not revealed, but it isn't surprising that the league is evaluating the Tigers' lineman closely. "Has chance to go higher than first thought," Brandt wrote cryptically. We'd let someone else take the risk, as Ealy lacks punching power in his hands and the requisite athletic violence when forced to switch to a counter move.
Apr 7 - 10:17 PM

Missouri indefinitely suspended WR sophomore Dorial Green-Beckham for a violation of team policies.

Green-Beckham is being investigated by police for undisclosed reasons. He's been questioned, but not arrested. The star has been suspended twice before by the university for drug related issues. "It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial," said head coach Gary Pinkel in a statement. "We have high standards related to the expectations that come along with being a Missouri Tiger, and Dorial has not met those recently. Representing Mizzou and our fans is a privilege, and we’ll work with him during this process. It’s been disappointing to have this, and other issues which have taken place lately. It’s frustrating, because we work very hard to instill responsibility and discipline in our young men so that our program represents Mizzou the right way."
Apr 7 - 9:59 PM

Missouri DL Kony Ealy visited the Rams this week.

This does not count as one of the Rams 30 visits, since Ealy is a local product. We doubt the team would add another edge rusher, unless it is Jadeveon Clowney. Ealy did win from the inside in sub-package situations, something that other ends on the Rams' roster do not offer.
Apr 5 - 12:08 PM

Missouri DL Kony Ealy was worked out by the Panthers on Tuesday, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

The Falcons are doing the same on Wednesday. These are on-campus workouts and do not count against the team's limit of visits. Ealy posted a lot of production in 2013 and played as a stand up rusher, defensive end and defensive tackle, but he tended to lack power in his hands and violence to win on counter moves. He did, however, post the best 3-cone time among DL.
Apr 1 - 2:50 PM

Missouri DE/OLB Michael Sam clocked a 4.72 forty at Missouri's pro day on Thursday after posting a disappointing 4.91 time at the combine.

"He definitely didn't hurt himself by running a faster time," an AFC scout said. "But the thing you keep wondering about is 'fit.' You still don't know whether he can play [as a 3-4 outside linebacker or a 4-3 defensive end]." The 6-foot-1, 260-pound Sam needed a good pro day after a lackluster combine, and, for the most part, he delivered. The openly gay prospect bumped his bench press from 17 to 19 reps and leaped to a 30-inch vertical despite having tweaked his hamstring earlier in the workout. That injury prevented him from running another forty or doing the broad jump, three-cone or shuttle drills. "I was at the Senior Bowl, and that wasn't pretty for him," another AFC scout said. "This was a little better."
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 22 - 6:37 PM

Missouri edge player Kony Ealy compares to Seahawks DE Michael Bennett, says Greg Cosell of NFL Films.

Like Bennett, Cosell sees in Ealy a DE in 4-3 sets who will shift inside for nickel and dime packages. "He's a pretty athletic kid," said Cosell. "I wouldn't necessarily call him explosive. He'll need work to become a true pass rusher, but I think he has the kind of size, movement and athleticism that teams look for."
Mar 6 - 9:41 PM

Missouri DE Michael Sam will be nothing more than a role player in the NFL, says Greg Cosell of NFL Films.

Cosell "loves" Sam's motor, or his "playing personality." The analyst went on to praise Sam's effort level, but stresses that Sam is athletically limited. "At this point, he's a straight-line pass rusher," Cosell said. "He either goes inside or outside." The 6-foot-1, 260-pound Sam ran a 4.91 40-yard dash at the combine, disappointing to scouts. Cosell believes he'll have to contribute on special teams immediately to stick around.
Mar 6 - 9:23 PM


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