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Cover 2: Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio & Missouri DE Kony Ealy

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Cover 2 is a daily look at players on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects in the 25 days leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.

The following players who entered the 2014 NFL Draft were ranked in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 (as of April 1). Click below for a write-up of each duo:

RB Carlos Hyde/RB Bishop Sankey | LB Khalil Mack/TE Eric Ebron | LB Anthony Barr/TE Jace Amaro |
LB C.J. Mosley/TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins | LB Ryan Shazier/LB Chris Borland |
OT Greg Robinson/DE Jadeveon Clowney | OT Jake Matthews/DT Aaron Donald |
OT Taylor Lewan/DT Timmy Jernigan | OT Zack Martin/DT Louis Nix III |
OT Morgan Moses/DT Ra’Shede Hageman | OT Cyrus Kouandjio/DE Kony Ealy |
G Xavier Su’a-Filo/DE Dee Ford | G Brandon Thomas/DE Stephon Tuitt |
QB Teddy Bridgewater/DE Demarcus Lawrence | QB Johnny Manziel/DT Dominique Easley |
QB Blake Bortles/QB Derek Carr | WR Sammy Watkins/CB Justin Gilbert |
WR Mike Evans/FS Calvin Pryor | WR Odell Beckham Jr./FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix |
WR Marqise Lee/CB Darqueze Dennard | WR Kelvin Benjamin/CB Bradley Roby |
WR Brandin Cooks/CB Kyle Fuller | WR Jarvis Landry/CB Jason Verrett |
WR Davante Adams/SS Jimmie Ward | WR Paul Richardson/CB Lamarcus Joyner

Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama, Junior

College experience: Kouandjio started 26 of the 35 games he played in three seasons at Alabama. He was first-team All-America, first-team All-SEC and a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy in 2013. Kouandjio suffered a torn ACL in 2011 but recovered to start 14 games at left tackle in 2012, teaming with Titans guard Chance Warmack to help Alabama win its second straight national title.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 7 inches; Weight: 322 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 5.59 seconds; Bench press: 21 reps; Vertical jump: 27.5 inches; Broad jump: 8 feet; 3-cone drill: 7.71 seconds; 20-yard shuttle: 4.84 seconds

Jeremiah’s ranking: 43rd out of the top 50 prospects

Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri, Junior

College stats: Ealy recorded 43 tackles (30 solo), 14.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in 2013, earning first-team All-SEC honors. He forced three fumbles and returned an interception 49 yards for a TD in starting all 14 games and helping the Tigers win the SEC East. Ealy started 10 of the 12 games he played in 2012 and had 37 tackles (18 solo), 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He played in 13 games in 2011 after redshirting in 2010 and opted to enter the NFL Draft with a year of eligibility remaining.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 4 inches; Weight: 273 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.92 seconds; Bench press: 22 reps; Vertical jump: 31 inches; Broad jump: 9 feet, 6 inches; 3-cone drill: 6.83 seconds (first among DL); 20-yard shuttle: 4.45 seconds

Jeremiah’s ranking: 31st out of the top 50 prospects

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