Top 2015 Edge Prospect: Vic Beasley vs Dante Fowler

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Nov 29, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) sacks South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

On Tape

On tape, both of them have tremendous burst around the corner but you can see Beasley has more. It all starts with the anticipation he has with his explosive get-off to get a big jump off the snap. It often causes opposing tackles to still be in their stances while Beasley is one step away from the quarterback.

Both men do a good job of setting their edge in the run game and knifing into the backfield to get tackles for a loss. Neither is asked to do too much covering but both are quite capable of doing so when asked. Beasley’s speed shows on the field more too as he has out-of-this-world chase-down and closing speed.

The reason why edge rushers get drafted so high is to get to or at least affect the quarterback. And Beasley knows how to do that better as he has pass-rush moves with quick hands to go with his speed. He also has the flexibility in his ankles to lean into his turns around the corner and counter-moves for when opposing lineman over-commit to his speed.

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