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Dorial Green-Beckham | Wide Receiver

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220

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Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham was "a big target who kind of just jumped up and caught the ball" at Missouri and "he really didn't have any route-running concepts," wrote NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.
The respected veteran analyst believes DGB made a mistake in opting into the draft. "For someone who hasn't played a lot but has tremendous potential, he'd have been much better off staying and getting experience at Oklahoma, where he transferred to, than coming out early and probably just sitting on the bench in the NFL," Brandt wrote. "Green-Beckham has dealt with off-the-field issues, as well, and with immature players it often helps if they're allowed to be around and mature with people they grow with. The draft is very subjective, but I would not take him in the first round. My feeling is that Green-Beckham should have used his remaining two years of eligiblity -- or at least one -- to learn how to be a better route runner and more mature person." The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder "has the ability to be a similar pro prospect as A.J. Green and earn top-10 grades" based purely on skill, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. Jan 20 - 9:36 PM
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Based on talent alone, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham "has the ability to be a similar pro prospect as A.J. Green and earn top-10 grades."

"Based on talent alone, Green-Beckham has the ability to be a similar pro prospect as A.J. Green and earn top-10 grades. But factoring in the character concerns, it would be unfair to stamp him with a round projection this early in the process," Brugler wrote. Our own Josh Norris ranks Green-Beckham as the top wideout in this class, but Norris does not factor in off-field issues. Brugler adds that, if Green-Beckham "stays clean off the field, tests off-the-charts as expected at the NFL Combine and most importantly presents himself well during the interview process, it's not crazy to think he still has a chance at being a first round pick next spring."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 6 - 2:54 PM

SI.com's Thayer Evans reports that Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham is in discussions with the NFL "about how the league’s new personal conduct policy could impact him and has yet to officially declare for the NFL draft."

Sooners coach Bob Stoops told reporters on Tuesday that DGB told him last week that he would enter the NFL draft. Evans' source thinks Stoops might not be aware that Green-Beckham is speaking with the NFL. "The source said Green-Beckham told Stoops he wants to enter the NFL draft and still expects Green-Beckham will do so by the Jan. 15 deadline," Evans wrote. The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder was involved in two marijuana-related incidents at Mizzou. He was ultimately dismissed from that program after unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend, and then pushing a different woman down stairs.
Source: SI.com
Jan 6 - 2:10 PM

Oklahoma and Ex-Missouri redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

We had no inside information, but this is the outcome we expected all along. Green-Beckham transferred to Oklahoma last offseason after his time ended early at Missouri. He never played a down for the Sooners but did practice with them all season long. Head coach Bob Stoops said DGB informed him of the decision last week. Josh Norris ranks Green-Beckham as the top receiver in this class, but Norris does not factor in off-field issues. Green-Beckham was charged in a domestic violence dispute and faced other character controversies while at Missouri. Because of this, his draft projection is impossible to predict at this time.
Jan 6 - 12:12 PM

Oklahoma has fired Co-Offensive Coordinator and WR coach Jay Norvell, according to Bruce Feldman.

Norvell has been the one coaching Missouri transfer Dorial Green-Beckham, so this firing could have a major impact on DGB's decision to stay in school or move on to the NFL. Norvell had coached at Oklahoma since 2008.
Source: Fox Sports
Jan 5 - 10:48 AM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops and WR coach Jay Norvell have sought input on redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham's status from NFL scouts, coaches, general managers, and the league office.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pound former No. 1 recruit is considering opting into the draft after sitting out the 2014 season as a transfer student. In 2013, Green-Beckham hauled in 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns at Missouri. "Everything he brings will be looked at very closely," Norvell said. "There's no doubt the NFL is changing." He refers, of course, to the league's stance towards off-the-field violence. DGB was booted off the Tigers after unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend. He pushed a different woman down stairs. Green-Beckham must decide if he'll opt in or out of the draft by the Jan. 15 deadline.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:43:00 PM

The Norman Transcript's John Shinn reports that Oklahoma receivers coach Jay Norvell believes sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham's past "will be looked at very closely" by the NFL.

"Everything he brings will be looked at very closely," Oklahoma wide receivers coach Jay Norvell told normantranscript.com. "There's no doubt the NFL is changing." With Green-Beckham dealing with an allegation of domestic violence in his recent past, it's possible that his stock could have taken a bigger hit due to the stance the NFL has taken on this sensitive matter. DGB was dismissed from Missouri after unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend, and then pushing a different woman down stairs. He was never charged. Shin believes that Green-Beckham should "put another year of distance between that incident and entering the NFL draft," because "it would help his stock." Before transferring to Oklahoma, Green-Beckham hauled in 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns at Missouri.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops mentioned that redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham hasn’t made a decision on whether to enter the NFL draft, according to Tulsa World's Guerin Emig.

DGB was dismissed from Missouri after unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend, and then pushing a different woman down stairs. He was never charged. ESPN's Mel Kiper has noted that "Even though he was kicked off the team at Missouri, his talent level may be too tantalizing to pass up." Kiper believes that if DGB "comes back (he's enrolled at Oklahoma now), stays out of trouble, and plays well, he's a first-rounder next year." It's possible, if Green-Beckham made the jump to the NFL now, his name could be in the first round discussion.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:10:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham would have challenged Amari Cooper as the top WR in the draft "if not for his significant off-field red flags."

"Even though he was kicked off the team at Missouri, his talent level may be too tantalizing to pass up," Kiper wrote. Many analysts rate DGB as the draft's most physically talented receiver, though it's difficult to ascertain at the moment how far NFL teams will drop him down their boards (if he stays on them at all) due to his well-documented problematic past. "There are other good wideouts in this draft, and Green-Beckham could get passed on," Kiper wrote. "If he comes back (he's enrolled at Oklahoma now), stays out of trouble, and plays well, he's a first-rounder next year." We think Green-Beckham would be in the Round 1 mix if he declares early.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:41:00 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl wrote that Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham "may be the most talented [WR]" in their rankings, but that he must overcome his off-field issues.

Green-Beckham has been arrested twice for marijuana possession, but the much more concerning question on his resume is that of an alleged domestic abuse incident that led to a police investigation and Missouri's dismissal of the receiver in the spring. The investigation closed without an arrest. Given the NFL's recent domestic violence rule changes, teams will look long and hard at the incident in their evaluations. As a player, Green-Beckham is "a long strider with the top-end speed, frame and body control to become a dangerous vertical threat in the NFL," according to the ESPN analysts.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Oklahoma WR coach Jay Norvell says redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham is "like a different guy" during his off year.

"He's been working really hard and doing a lot of great things off the field too. ... He's growing and maturing," Norvell said. DGB dealt with a domestic abuse incident at Missouri, which was one reason he is no longer with the program. He is able to practice with the Sooners this season, and we still think there is a chance DGB never plays a down for Oklahoma and instead jumps to the NFL.
Source: News OK
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:44:00 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wonders how the Ray Rice situation will impact Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham if he decides to enter the 2015 draft.

The star receiver was dismissed from Missouri after pushing a woman down stairs (amongst other transgressions). He was never charged. In announcing a six-game ban for first-time domestic abuse offenders, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to each team which stated first-time offenders could be suspended longer if circumstances warranted it, including "a prior incident before joining the NFL." Wrote Brugler: "So if Green-Beckham is involved in a domestic abuse incident while on a NFL roster, he would be subject to a harsher penalty than just the expected six game suspension. It's very possible Green-Beckham stays out of trouble once in the NFL, but nonetheless, it's a factor for teams to consider when deciding whether or not to draft the super-talented pass catcher."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:03:00 PM

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione indicated that the school wouldn't repeat the decision to admit redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham if it had do the decision over.

"If someone presented a case like that now, I think you would be fair to say that he probably wouldn’t be at Oklahoma," Castiglione said, clarifying that Oklahoma didn’t regret admitting the receiver. The quote has less to do with Green-Beckham himself, and more to do with public perception. SI's The Inside Read column spoke with several college officials who said it "will be more difficult for schools to rely on the fact that a player wasn’t charged or preach that a player has 'learned his lesson.'" DGB was dismissed from Missouri after unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend, and then pushing a different woman down stairs. He was never charged.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops seemed to indicate that redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham intends to return and play for the school in 2015.

"That isn’t something that’s been decided," Stoops said of DGB. "Right now it seems that he wants to do that and is heading that way and we want to support him in every possible way." Green-Beckham will be eligible to practice and attend classes all year despite his eligibility appeal being denied. We still think it is 50-50, at best, that DGB actually stays and plays for the Sooners in 2015. His talent is incredible.
Source: News OK
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 12:35:00 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang ranks Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham as the No. 15 overall prospect.

"The character concerns which prompted Green-Beckham's transfer from Missouri will certainly require investigating but there is no denying his blend of size, acceleration and ball-skills," Rang wrote. "The skill-set is so rare, in fact, that DGB is likely to earn first round consideration in 2015 even though the NCAA ruled the junior ineligible to play this year." ESPN's Todd McShay calls DGB the draft's biggest boom-or-bust prospect. We probably won't know until January whether he'll bolt for the draft or return to play a season for the Sooners.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 07:06:00 PM