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Florida Pro Day: March 17
Dominique Easley was one of college football's best defensive linemen with some great draft stock before he suffered a torn ACL—one of many injuries that halted Florida's drive in 2013.
As a result, he didn't participate at the combine. But he was in Indy, where he said that he prefers watching cartoons to football, via Eric Edholm of Yahoo.
While that might make some teams think twice about his passion for the game, his comments to CBS Sports' Pete Prisco are positive. He said that he expects to work out at UF's pro day and come back faster from the ACL injury:
One of the more intriguing prospects in this year's draft is Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley. He had the ability to be a top-10 pick, but he tore his ACL last season. Easley said he expects to work out at his pro day in April. This is the second ACL tear for Easley, who tore it on the same knee in 2011. "I tore my ACL in 2011, [and] I got faster in 2013," Easley said. "So when I get back from this ACL, it's going to make me nothing but faster."
If he shows that he has been working hard to make a full return, he'll be back in favor with scouts.