1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks should make an impact for their team as a starter or reserve in year one. Developmental players are 4th through 7th rounds.
Ealy is a waste of a second round pick. There is a reason he was falling and the Panthers scouting department failed to see it. He was a 4th/5th round talent the Panthers picked in the 2nd round.
thats not true at all. especially at the DE position. many players drafted in the first three rounds aren't that good at first, and some never do become good at all.