Vic Beasley Scouting Report

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Sep 27, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams (12) is brought down by Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) during the second quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Scout’s Take

The scouting world loves Beasley’s explosive first step with snap anticipation as the best in the class. They also love the lightning burst that comes with it and his ability to make counter-moves when opposing tackles overcompensate for it. And also there’s his spine-move, surprising bull-rush, flexibility to duck under, and his closing speed.

Even though he’s smaller than they like, the scouting world loves the power that he has at his size. They love his ability to get underneath tackles and drive them back into the backfield and quarterback too. Then, they love his long arms to keep opposing tackles off of him and awareness to get the ball out, causing turnovers.

What they don’t like is what they perceive as his struggles against the run, saying he doesn’t find the ball well. They say he loses track of the play and often appears unmotivated to chase a play down from the backside. Then they talk about how he is “easily swept aside when he takes on blockers too high.”

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