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Cover 2: Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel & Florida DT Dominique Easley

Posted Apr 27, 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

Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M, Sophomore (third-year)

College stats: Manziel entered the NFL Draft with two years of college eligibility remaining after two first-team All-SEC seasons (2012-13). Manziel exploded on the scene at Texas A&M in 2012 after redshirting 2011. He became the first freshman to ever win a Heisman Trophy after accounting for 5,116 yards (1,410 rushing and 3,706 passing), 21 rushing touchdowns and 26 passing TDs. He won the Davey O’Brien Award and was named SEC Offensive Player and SEC Freshman of the Year in 2012. He followed by throwing for 4,114 yards and 37 TDs and added 759 yards and nine TDs on 144 rush attempts in 2013.

Combine measurements: Height 5 feet, 11¾ inches; Weight: 207 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.68 seconds (fourth among QBs); Vertical jump: 31.5 inches (fifth among QBs); Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches (tied for fourth among QBs); 3-cone drill: 6.75 seconds (second among QBs); 20-yard shuttle: 4.03 seconds (first among QBs)

Jeremiah’s ranking: 12th out of the top 50 prospects


Dominique Easley, DT, Florida, Senior

College stats: Easley recorded five tackles (two for loss) and started three games in 2013 before tearing his right ACL and meniscus during a practice drill. He started 11 games as a junior in 2012 and had 26 tackles (16 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. Easley became a starter in 2011 and had 37 tackles (17 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 12 games. He also suffered a torn left ACL in 2011. Easley played in five games as a freshman in 2010.

Combine measurements: Height 6 feet, 2 inches; Weight: 288 pounds

Combine performances: Bench press: 26 reps; Easley’s recovery from injury kept him from participating in other timing and testing drills.

Jeremiah’s ranking: 40th out of the top 50 prospects

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