2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Dorial Green-Beckham

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Scout’s Take

Strengths: CBSSports.com’s Dane Brugler said of Green-Beckham’s strengths, “Physical specimen with freakish athleticism for his tall, long frame. Long-strider with the speed to be a legitimate vertical threat. Natural body power to trample defensive backs after the catch and uses his hands well downfield to fight for positioning without blatantly drawing attention to himself.

“Hangs in the air with the leaping ability to highpoint and tower over defenders with above-the-rim skills. Improved ballskills and rhythm in his routes to finish and be a dangerous catch-and-go receiver. Experienced lining up inside and outside with various patterns in Missouri’s spread offense. Became full-time starter as a sophomore in 2013 and led the team in catches and touchdown grabs.”

Weaknesses: Brugler said of his weaknesses, “Still developing his body type and needs to devote himself in the weight room to physically mature. Doesn’t have NFL work ethic yet and needs to develop a more professional demeanor in between games. Tall in his routes and needs to play with more flexibility and burst in his breaks. Needs to better disguise his patterns at the stem and improve his footwork to deceive defensive backs.

“Will struggle at times vs. press and isn’t as physical a blocker as he appears. Strong off-field and maturity concerns after multiple marijuana-related offenses and other incidents that led to his dismissal from Missouri. Was in and out of foster care his entire life and hasn’t had much structure in his life.”

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