Florida DT Dominique Easley: I didn't meet Jerry Jones on my Cowboys visit

Published May. 3, 2014 10:02 p.m. ET

If not for multiple knee injuries, many experts believe Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley would be a first round pick next week.

But a torn right anterior cruciate ligament in September and a torn left ACL in November 2011 have many thinking that he'll come off the board in the second round.

The Dallas Cowboys could certainly use the 6-2, 288-pounder if he checks out medically. Easley said after his pro day workout last month that his right knee is about 80 percent recovered, adding that he expects to be ready to fully participate in off-season mini-camps this summer.

Easley recently visited the Cowboys, and according to him, the trip went well.

"Going to Dallas was really good," Easley told NationalFootballPost.com's Aaron Wilson. "I didn't actually meet Jerry Jones on my trip, but I got a real good vibe from them. All the trips were very similar."

Easley also visited the Rams, Patriots, and Browns, according to Wilson. In 32 games at Florida, Easley recorded 72 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.

"Easley could go anywhere from the second round to the later rounds, depending on how comfortable teams are with his durability," NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler wrote last week. "But if he's healthy now, Easley is worth the risk and would be a good value for Dallas in the second round."


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