Angle of Pursuit: Dorial Green-Beckham

Dorial Green-Beckham

Dorial Green-Beckham – University of Missouri

Height: 6’5″, Weight: 226

Comp: Randy Moss

Dennis’ Scouting Notes

Positives

  • The most talented wide receiver in this class based on god-given talent
  • By far the most physically intimidating receiver in this class
  • Creates ample separation on deep routes due to his long gait
  • Very strong in and out of his breaks
  • Fluid for a man his size
  • Has an uncanny ability to adjust to the ball
  • Goes up and gets the ball like Tim Duncan on a rebound
  • An athletic freak with size/speed combo
  • Plays up to his size
  • Very reliable hands
  • Attacks the ball at its highest point leaving defenders at the bottom of the ladder
  • Has an incredible wing span
  • “My-ball” mentality

Concerns

Dorial Green-Beckham has all the talent in the world. A player this talented should be number one overall draft pick right? Unfortunately Green-Beckham comes with a tremendous amount of baggage. He missed all of last season due to a suspension. He had numerous off the field situations that will make owners and general managers really think about whether this prospect is worth the risk. There is also effort concern with Green-Beckham. Often times plays are made almost effortlessly, which may lead him to believe constant effort is unnecessary. He has one of the widest ranges of outcomes in the draft. He could go as high as middle of the first round to the third round.

Dennis Digs Deeper

A 5-star recruit who had his pick of any school in the nation decided to stay close to home in Missouri. His frame allows quarterbacks to force feed him the ball with success in key situations.

Kyle’s Instant Evaluation

Dorial Green-Beckham pops off the game tape. He is a physical freak that can seemingly do whatever he wants on the football field. Purely as a prospect he is the best I have seen coming out of college since Calvin Johnson or Randy Moss. The off field concerns are very real. Ideally he lands in a situation with a stable locker room with veteran leadership. If he can adjust his mind and stay clean off the field he can be a monster in the NFL, if not he’s the next Josh Gordon or Justin Blackmon.

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