An explosive edge rusher who appears to be perfectly built to play in a 3-4 base defense at the next level, Clemson’s Vic Beasley is hands down one of the top defensive prospects heading into the 2015 NFL Draft. Beasley has the blend of size, speed and athleticism that scouts crave and on paper has the tools to be an impact pass rusher right away. Some scouts have questions about his fundamentals and his killer instinct on the field, but there is ultimately very little to hate about Beasley. Let’s break him down fully to see how he’ll project to the next level:

Strengths

  • Very high motor with excellent quickness off the snap
  • Quick hands with disruptive finishing moves
  • Fluid athlete
  • Great lateral ability and has shown ability in coverage
  • Extremely productive

Weaknesses

  • Needs to get stronger at the point of attack
  • Not exactly a force when setting the edge against the run
  • Lacks an inside move
  • Needs to hammer out fundamentals and rely less on just his physical gifts
  • Arm length isn’t necessarily ideal

Draft Range: Top-10

About The Author Keet Bailey

Keet is the Breaking Football NFL Draft project leader. A huge draft enthusiast, Keet has covered the NFL draft for over 15 years. An avid Cleveland Browns fan, Keet resides in Ohio.