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Vic Beasley | Defensive End

Team: Clemson Tigers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235

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The NFL will consider making changes to the drills prospects go through at the NFL Combine, according to Matt Birk.
"Once we look at the data that was gathered in-game this year, it may be important to know how fast a wide receiver or defensive back can go 60 yards. Maybe for an offensive lineman it's only 20 yards," Birk said. "We run the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis. Why? The only reason anyone can ever give you is, that's how it's always been done." That is the point though, Mr. Birk, to compare the trends in results across years and even decades. Each prospect is a blip, and data is added each year. These Combine results have been effectively used by the Seahawks and many other teams. This might punish those teams even though the goal is to help create a better experience. As Zach Whitman put it, continuing to run the 40 would preserve past data. Feb 27 - 3:14 PM
Source: ESPN

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An AFC defensive coordinator said Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley and ILB Stephone Anthony "really put on a show" at the combine.

"Between the two Clemson linebackers (Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony), they really put on a show. Beasley is going high," the defensive coordinator said. Beasley's combine showing was a bit ridiculous. He showed up weighing a jacked 246 pounds, and then posted an incredible 41-inch vertical leap and a 4.53 40-yard dash. "Teams were even more impressed with how fluid he was in space and with his ability to change directions with ease," wrote NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein. As far as Anthony goes, the analyst added: "Anthony generated pre-combine buzz at the Senior Bowl practices, and then followed that up with a strong combine highlighted by a 4.56 40-yard dash with a 4.03 20-yard shuttle showing off outstanding lateral movement and change-of-direction ability."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 25 - 10:08 PM

Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley "went through defensive back drills in preparation for the combine to help his footwork," according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

"He went through defensive back drills in preparation for the combine to help his footwork, and it paid off. Beasley no longer takes a backseat to the likes of Randy Gregory, Dante Fowler and Shane Ray. A top-10 selection is not out of the question for him now," Davis wrote. Even with his added weight, the Clemson edge rusher ran a 4.53 forty without looking sluggish. Beasley recorded the top time out of all front-seven defenders, while excelling in on-field drills.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 25 - 2:29 PM

Clemson EDGE Vic Beasley's trainer, Tony Villani of XPE Sports, revealed how much the prospect improved during pre-Combine preparation.

Per Bruce Feldman, Beasley improved his vertical eight inches (41), dropped his forty by .15 seconds (4.53) all while gaining 13 pounds. Clemson LB Stephone Anthony, who also worked with Villani, had a tremendous Combine that does not always stand out on tape. Some might think this is unfair or produces an unrealistic result, but all prospects now go through rigorous training so it is an even playing field.
Source: Fox Sports
Feb 25 - 10:42 AM

Clemson EDGE Vic Beasley is "a better football player right now than (Shaq) Thompson," according to an NFL scout.

"He's just running around being an athlete," a different scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "If you played him as a 4-3 'will' (weak-side LB) you'd take away what he does best. He can really run. He understands leverage. They don't crush him." Beasley recorded 33 sacks and 52.5 tackles for loss over the past two seasons. He destroyed combine testing, locking up a first-round call.
Feb 22 - 11:28 PM

Clemson EDGE Vic Beasley recorded a 1.59 10 yard split on his 4.53 forty.

Beasley, who showed up at 6'3" 246 lbs with 32 1/2" arms, had quite a workout. Along with 35 bench press reps, Beasley has 41" vertical and 10'10" broad jump. He has cemented himself as a first-round selection.
Feb 22 - 1:11 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley's combine weigh-in will be closely monitored.

Beasley, a stud DE at Clemson, will move to outside linebacker in the NFL. "The concern around the league is whether he is underpowered," Mayock said. In the pros, Beasley will have to take on blocks and hold his ground in the run game. An NFC East scout recently told NFL.com that teams should think of Denver's use of Von Miller and consider Beasley as a 4-3 outside linebacker. "I know everyone will have him pegged as a 3-4 edge guy, but I think 4-3 defenses would be crazy not to consider him as a WILL or SAM who can bump down as an edge rusher in third downs. Denver does it with Von Miller, so why not consider it?" the scout said. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley finished with 11 sacks and 21.5 TFL in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 16 - 11:14 PM

An NFC East scout said teams should think of Denver's use of Von Miller and consider Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley as a 4-3 outside linebacker.

"I know everyone will have him pegged as a 3-4 edge guy, but I think 4-3 defenses would be crazy not to consider him as a WILL or SAM who can bump down as an edge rusher in third downs. Denver does it with Von Miller, so why not consider it?" the scout said. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley finished with 11 sacks and 21.5 TFL in 2014. "Like Miller, who was perhaps the best linebacker prospect in 2010, Beasley projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker and is considered one of the best pure edge rushers in the 2015 draft," NFL.com's Lance Zierlein wrote. "He's an explosive athlete who is always first off the snap and has outstanding closing burst. The question is whether he has the size to be a three-down player. He needs to shed blocks more consistently against the run, and some scouts are concerned about his lack of an alpha-dog mentality. This NFC scout, however, believes Beasley has the elite talent to play in a 4-3 defense as well as a 3-4."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 13 - 2:59 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler writes that Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley's "size dimensions will be important" but it's his "speed numbers that will receive the headlines" at the combine.

"A former tight end, Beasley moved to pass rusher and was a nuisance for opposing blockers, running circles around offensive tackles with quickness and closing burst," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley finished 2014 with 11 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss. He left Clemson as the school's all-time sack leader. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares Beasley to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 12 - 10:58 PM

ESPN.com's Steve Muench writes that Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley's "frame makes it tough to find a practical NFL comparison, that doesn't mean he can't succeed at the NFL level."

"Listed at 6-3 and 235 pounds, he's on the smaller side for a 3-4 outside linebacker, let alone a right defensive end in a 4-3 front. If he weighs in around 240 pounds and performs well in space during workouts, it will be a big win for his draft stock," Muench wrote. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares Beasley to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes. "Beasley's outstanding first-step quickness, ability to knock offensive tackles' hands down and bend back inside in one fluid motion, and closing speed makes him a terror coming off the edge," Muench wrote. "He looks to strip the ball when blockers try to ride him past the pocket, and he can jar the ball loose when he gets a clear path to the quarterback. He's also as fluid as Gregory in changing directions, if not more so, and his ability to set up offensive tackles to the outside before working back inside is impressive."
Feb 5 - 1:05 AM

Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley is one of the most freakish athletes in the draft, and is an "explosive athlete who's always first off the snap," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Explosive athlete who's always first off the snap. True edge bender who can torque hips and shoulders to turn corner. Has ankle flexion to dip and slalom around corner at difficult angles to block. Former running back with quick feet and fluid hips. Able to change directions and burst to target. Possesses potentially lethal spin move, but doesn't use it enough," Zierlein writes. Beasley leaves Clemson as the school's all-time sack leader. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares Beasley to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes. Beasley is a projected first-rounder.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 3 - 2:06 PM

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay believes that Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley is a possibility as an "OLB fit, who can provide pass rush" for the Atlanta Falcons.

"When you’re picking that early and you have a quarterback in Matt Ryan, you have to get an impact player at either offensive tackle or a pass rusher, and that’s just my opinion," McShay said via conference call. "If it works out that way, I think with a pass rusher, you have a much better shot than an offensive tackle, because I just don’t know that there is an elite offensive tackle in this class." The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley finished another outstanding season with 11 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah compares Beasley to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes. Beasley himself is a projected first-rounder.
Jan 30 - 3:12 PM

NFL.com's Chase Goodbread writes that Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley "made some draft-day money with his performance against Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando Dec. 29."

"Beasley went up against arguably the top offensive tackle tandem in college football in Sooners fifth-year seniors Tyrus Thompson and Daryl Williams," Goodbread wrote. "Both were both first-team All-Big 12, and both are in the 6-foot-5, 330-pound range -- the kind of size Beasley will face more regularly in the NFL. Beasley still delivered three tackles for loss, a pass breakup and the 33rd sack of his decorated Clemson career in a 40-6 Tigers win." The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley finished another outstanding season with 11 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah compares Beasley to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes. Beasley himself is a projected first-rounder.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 6 - 5:31 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay writes that Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley is "a difference-maker as a pass-rusher whose first-step quickness and closing speed are near elite."

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley finished another outstanding season with 11 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss. "He shakes offensive tackles with double moves and has good hands and lateral quickness when redirected inside," McShay wrote. Beasley leaves Clemson as the school's all-time sack leader. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares Beasley to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes. Beasley is a projected first-rounder.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 06:42:00 PM

Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley named to The Associated Press All-American first team.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley leads the ACC in sacks with 11 and in tackles for loss with 18.5. Beasley leaves Clemson as its all-time sack leader and has 32 entering the Russell Athletic Bowl, tied for fifth in ACC history in that category. The Clemson prospect is a natural pass rusher with good instincts and an ability to potentially become a sideline-to-sideline terror. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares Beasley to former first-round pick Jerry Hughes.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 04:07:00 PM