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Vic Beasley | Defensive End

Team: Clemson Tigers
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235

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CBS Sports's Rob Rang believes Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley will be helped by the NFL's new paradigm of sacrificing size for speed on the outside.
Rang ranks Beasley as the No. 9 overall preseason prospect. "With pressure on the quarterback priority No. 1 on defense, teams are more willing than ever to trade size for speed off the edge," Rang wrote. "Like recent 'undersized' but first round rushers Von Miller, Bruce Irvin, Barkevious Mingo and Dee Ford, Beasley boasts a lightning-quick first-step and the agility to stalk mobile quarterbacks." The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder, who had 23 tackles for a loss in addition to 13 sacks in 2013, plans to drop into coverage more often in 2014. Aug 25 - 9:29 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline says many were surprised when he didn't rate Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley as the ACC's best prospect.

"I like Beasley as a player but have my concerns as where he’ll fit at the next level; is he a 3-4 outside linebacker? One-gap defensive end? The history of smallish defensive ends who received huge grades from scouts, as Beasley did in spring meetings, is not good," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder, who had 23 tackles for a loss in addition to 13 sacks in 2013, plans to drop into coverage more often in 2014. "The other day during a twitter conversation I mentioned the names Quentin Moses and Quentin Groves from the past, similar players who were ranked by some scouting services prior to their senior seasons as the top prospects in the nation," Pauline wrote. "That doesn’t pigeon hole Beasley as all prospects should be graded individually but I think he’s as scheme-specific prospect that may not appeal to every team. On film Beasley shows great pass rush skill and the ability to easily change direction then catch ball handlers in backside pursuit."
Aug 17 - 1:54 PM

NFL.com grades Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley as the 14th-best player in college football.

"Exceptional pass rusher with cat-like quickness and burst off the edge," said Bucky Brooks. Beasley received three top-10 votes from the panel. "Stand next to him, and you'd think you're next to a mild-mannered college student. But watch him on the field. He's an explosive pass rusher who is a heck of a lot stronger than he looks, and he's not bad against the run, either," said Mike Huguenin. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder plans to drop into coverage more often in 2014. He returned for his senior year after receiving a 2nd-round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee. Beasley had 23 tackles for a loss in addition to 13 sacks in 2013. "Preseason defensive POY in the ACC," Charles Davis said.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 13 - 3:43 PM

Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley spent the offseason preparing for the NFL and plans to drop into coverage more often in 2014.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder said Sunday at the ACC Kickoff media event he would like to play at 240 this fall. "Any size I put on will be beneficial," he said. When asked what he had worked on the most this offseason, Beasley said "dropping back into coverage." He'll transition to 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that Beasley could "thrive in a Von Miller-like role" in the NFL, adding that Beasley is a more natural pass rusher than former top 10 picks Dion Jordan and Barkevious Mingo. The Clemson prospect returned for his senior year after receiving a 2nd-round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee. Beasley had 23 tackles for a loss in addition to 13 sacks in 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 20 - 11:30 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Bealsey is a more natural pass rusher than former top 10 picks Dion Jordan and Barkevious Mingo.

Brooks adds Beasley shows better instincts than the other two previously mentioned. "Every NFL evaluator would love to find a finished product, but the best decision makers are capable of identifying the developmental potential of dynamic athletes and forecasting their impact as disruptive players," Brooks writes. "Beasley is an intriguing developmental prospect with immense talent and potential."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 8 - 1:00 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens believes "with some added bulk and a better showing against the run" in 2014, Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley could be "considered a top-15 prospect"

"Beasley may be a one-trick pony, but he's positioned to be considered the best in the '15 draft class at that one trick, and with some added bulk and a better showing against the run this season, look for him to be considered a top-15 prospect," Stephens wrote. The Clemson prospect returned for his senior year after receiving a 2nd-round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee. Beasley had 23 tackles for a loss in addition to 13 sacks in 2013. The 6-foot-3, 225 pound Beasley needs to add size and continue to improve as a dominant edge rusher, to have his name called in the top-half of the first-round in 2015.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 2 - 11:20 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley as his No. 1 senior outside linebacker.

"An explosive pass-rusher who clears with speed, Beasley is also pretty good with his hands, even with his lack of experience after converting from running back. He could have factored into Round 1 in 2014, given the dearth of pass-rushers, but he comes back looking for refinement," Kiper wrote. Instead of Beasley leaving early for the NFL, the Tigers got an added bonus with Beasley coming back for his senior year. The Clemson prospect has a chance to maximize his opportunity as a player, by working on his technique and also earning his degree. Beasley has 21 career sacks and 31 tackles for loss. He ranked third nationally and led the ACC with 13 sacks in 2013 and added 23 tackles for loss. If he continues off of last year's success, he'll have an opportunity to improve his draft stock and perhaps go higher in the first round of the draft.
Jun 13 - 5:47 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes 3-4 teams will rank Clemson senior DE Vic Beasley "near the top of the charts as a potential hybrid rusher at the next level."

"Explosive first-step quickness is one of the traits scouts covet in edge rushers," Brooks wrote. "Thus, Beasley's lightning quick 'get-off' has piqued the interest of scouts looking for a dominant defender off the edge. ... He impressed evaluators with his ability to rush from a three-point stance or stand-up position off the edge." Beasley has 21 career sacks and 31 tackles for loss. He ranked third nationally and led the ACC with 13 sacks in 2013 and added 23 tackles for loss. "If Beasley can make significant strides as a run defender, he is capable of making a big rise up the charts this fall," Brooks wrote.
Source: NFL.com
May 30 - 9:43 PM

Clemson senior DE Vic Beasley was clocked with a 4.47 second forty in high school as a 215-pounder.

Beasley enters his final year of eligibility with 21 career sacks and 31 tackles for loss. He ranked third nationally and led the ACC with 13 sacks in 2013; Beasley added 23 tackles for loss. "[Beasley] frequently is able to use that burst to get around opposing linemen," opined NFL.com. "He also has a nice spin move and a surprisingly effective bull rush. He is stronger than he looks and is adept at using his hands to keep opposing offensive linemen off his body." NFLDraftScout.com ranks Beasley as the No. 10 prospect in the 2015 draft class.
Source: NFL.com
May 28 - 10:56 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang compares Clemson senior DE Vic Beasley to a "hyperactive Dee Ford."

Beasley acquitted himself well in the comparison with the first-round Auburn product by posting 23 tackles for a loss in 2013. NFLDraftScout.com, for whom Rang also writes, ranks Beasley as the No. 10 prospect in the 2015 draft class. Beasley received a second-round projection from the NFL Draft Advisory Board in January and very nearly bolted early for the draft. Already gifted with tremendous burst and speed, further improvement to his technique and hand work could indeed propel Beasley into the top 10 in 2015.
Source: CBS Sports
May 20 - 2:02 AM

Clemson redshirt junior DE Vic Beasley will return to school for the 2014 season.

Beasley received a second-round projection from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney repeatedly told his players to not leave for the NFL unless they were given a first-round grade. We are very surprised Beasley opted to stay, since he offers nice speed and growing hand use to counter. He really struggled with the decision and waited until the last minute to announce his intentions.
Jan 16 - 9:15 AM

Clemson redshirt junior DE Vic Beasley is leaning towards staying in school, according to Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin.

"Given how difficult the decision has been for Beasley, anything could happen between now and the 15th, but as of now, he's leaning toward staying," Getlin tweeted. Dabo Swinney told all of his non-senior prospects that unless they received a first-round projection, returning might be in their best interest. Beasley is on the bubble, but teams would love the option of possible taking a speed rusher with burst and improving hand use.
Jan 11 - 3:53 PM

Clemson redshirt junior DE Vic Beasley will declare for the draft, according to Neil Stratton.

Beasley is down to three finalists for his agent, according to Stratton. The redshirt junior started the season on a tear, and even though his production tapered in the second half, he was still playing at a high level. Beasley could fill a LEO pass rushing role in the NFL, or teams that utilize stand up rushers could be intrigued by his speed. We look forward to seeing his three cone times at the Combine.
Jan 8 - 9:55 AM

Clemson redshirt junior DE Vic Beasley received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Beasley told reporters a few weeks ago that he is leaning towards entering the draft and recently added he was not disappointed in the projection. He has a shot at a late first-round pick, and a team looking for edge speed could be interested in the second-round.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Clemson redshirt junior DE Vic Beasley told reporters he is leaning toward entering the NFL draft.

"I’m leaning toward coming out," Beasley said. "I haven’t made a decision yet, whether I’ll come back or leave. It’s definitely a consideration." The edge rusher started the season on a tear and ended the year with 19 tackles for loss, including 12 sacks. Head coach Dabo Swinney always suggests prospects stay in school unless they receive a first-round projection. Beasley has enough athleticism to fit a stand up edge rushing or LEO role. The redshirt junior did not some coaches have told him to add weight.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 09:56:00 AM