If there is no correlation between having the same metrics and close to the same production as past top 15 prospects, then you are right. But, Ealy is 6'4" and weighs 275lbs coming out of college and is fast. He shows the instincts to bat down passes when he can't get to the quarterback and consistently made plays despite being the primary focus of opposing game plans. He stood out on one of the best defenses in College football last year if your not into measurable combine type things. He showed versatility all over the field his last two years even lining up at linebacker. The biggest knock on him was his inconsistency in dropping back in pass coverage. I know football dude. Walter Football, get the fudge outta here.
No, there is absolutely no correlation there. I don't care what the stat sheet says nor do I care about his combine numbers. I care about what I saw him do on the field which wasn't worthy of a first rounder much less a top 15 pick. It's apparent that all 32 NFL franchises are backing my stance as well.