Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley won Saturday's matchup against Florida State senior LT Cameron Erving, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
Erving was the superior player early in the game, but "Beasley's rare burst and underrated combination of hand play and upper body strength began to take over," Rang wrote. Beasley, who was held to two tackles and no sacks in this game last year, had two sacks in the first half on Saturday. "At 6-foot-2, 235 pounds, Beasley is often characterized as just a pass rusher," Rang wrote. "As such, he's been projected by many, including NFLDraftScout.com, as a potential outside linebacker convert. Due to his size, Beasley is likely to be one of the more hotly debated prospects inside NFL scouting circles. Given today's pass-happy offenses, clubs are increasingly willing to trade explosiveness for size among pass rushers, as top 15 selections over the past four years of Von Miller (6-3, 250), Bruce Irvin (6-3, 248), Barkevious Mingo (6-4, 240) and Khalil Mack (6-3, 247) suggest."