Vic Beasley Scouting Report

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Oct 4, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) sacks North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) causing a fumble during the third quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

My Take

Overall, my take is that he was college football’s active career leader in sacks this year for a reason. The scouting world themselves can’t help but gush about how he has everything it takes to get to the quarterback. They talk about his burst around the corner, spin move, flexibility to duck under and surprising bull-rush, but that’s not it.

He has great technique with his hands and blazing hand speed to win battles with offensive tackles quickly. Being college football’s active career sacks leader shows you he is consistent in his production too. He is when technique and natural ability come together, and that’s what superstars are made of.

I don’t agree with the scouts take on him struggling against the run as he consistently set his edge. I really disagree with him not being motivated to chase plays down because that’s what he does with his speed. I’ve seen him blocked to the ground and get up and chase a quarterback down for sack when he got flushed out of the pocket so his effort is there.

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