NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02: Dominique Easley #2 of the Florida Gators celebrates after sacking Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Louisville Cardinals in the first quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Gainesville, FL---Senior defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who sustained a season-ending knee injury last week, will enter the NFL draft in 2014. So says coach Will Muschamp Monday.
The 6-2, 285 pound lineman could apply for a medical redshirt and receive another year of college eligibility. Muschamp says Easley's decided against that, and believes after rehabbing from surgery he'll be ready for the NFL.
Easley, a disruptive force on a Florida defense that's among the best in the nation, tore his ACL in his right knee during practice last week. He tore his the ACL in his left knee back in 2011.
Still Muschamp says he's convinced Easley will draw plenty of interest from NFL scouts.