Great post, and the Jedi mind tricks only compound when teams realize that the FS (Coleman) is near the line while Roman "Lead Feet" Harper is being trusted with the deep coverage. Carolina looks like the guy who is so out of place that they must know something the rest of the world doesn't.
I think the fact that a team traded him for a 6th only a year after he was drafted with a 4th says what there is to say. It's a low-risk, medium to high-reward move that is not currently yiedling anything. I hope he turns it on and gets on the field, but time will tell.
Hitting on 60% of his draft picks, with another pick currently on another team's roster, is hardly terrible, and your statement goes to show how spoiled we've already become by the FO's ability to draft and find UDFAs. I won't really argue the point about scouting though, as he obviously had a reason for switching services and it certainly hasn't hurt things.
He'll be getting paid less no matter what, as it will likely be either take a pay cut or get cut. I think it will come down to whether he wants to make less in Charlotte or somewhere else, especially since another team might pay him more than Gettleman is willing to offer.
Gonna need you to find snap count data to back that up. Ealy may have been a second rounder, but he didn't see significant time until nearer to the end of last year. Additionally, your 'production' only accounts for sacks and would require a split between run downs and passing downs to properly assess. Finally, you mention 'fighting their way up the depth chart' but this isn't college - you're either the starter, a backup/ST, or you don't see the field.