Written by Jeremy Hyde on September 11, 2013
#2 – DT – Dominique Easley vs. Miami – 9/7/13 While pass rushers who bring pressure from the edge of the defense historically have drawn more attention, both from personnel men and coaches, there is a growing emphasis on the ability to disrupt offenses from the interior of the line.
One could even argue that penetrating the A and B gaps of the offensive line is more universally disruptive (against both the run and the pass) to opposing offenses than bringing pressure from the edge. Explosive interior linemen who can consistently penetrate and disrupt the backfield are becoming increasingly valuable to teams looking to disrupt the timing of today’s high-octane NFL offenses.
Perhaps no prospect’s better situated to benefit from this emerging league trend than Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.
Easley came to Florida as a highly touted five-star prospect from Staten Island, New York. His snap anticipation (read more…)