Vic Beasley draft profile
Vic Beasley-Outside Linebacker- Clemson
Size: 6’3 235lbs
2012 stats 14 tackles 8 sacks 8 TFL
2013 stats 41 tackles 13 sacks 23 TFL
2014 stats 28 tackles 11 sacks 15.5 TFL
- Versatile- can play stand up or from a three point stance
- Explosive- quick off of snap
- Can change direction with ease
- Plays instinctively
- Has a variety of pass rush moves
Analysis: Vic Beasley is a very athletic linebacker who could play all over the field for in both a 3-4 and 4-3 scheme. A track star in high school, Beasley has shown a natural ability to rush the passer with a wide array of moves, accruing 32 sacks in college career. Most scouts believe Beasley is suited for a 3-4 scheme edge rusher, I tend to agree, but he could handle the sam linebacker in a 4-3 system and excel. Beasley can become a force with proper technique and coaching in either system.
Need to improve:
- Not powerful enough
- Add weight to lower body
- Must shed blocks better
- Coverage skills?
Analysis: While most peg Beasley as that 3-4 rush linebacker, he can play well in a multitude of defenses. He will need to add bulk to his frame, especially his lower body in order to fend off stronger lineman. Beasley utilizes speed rush moves, but lacks a powerful bull rush, which offensive lineman in the NFL will pick up on and game plan against that. Beasley was not asked to cover much at Clemson, how will his decent–but limited coverage skills translate to the NFL?
Round prediction: 1st round
NFL Comparison: Von Miller