Oct 5, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) is blocked by Syracuse Orange offensive tackle Sean Hickey (60) during the third quarter at the Carrier Dome. Clemson defeated Syracuse 49-14. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
DE/OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
Reports surfaced that Thomas Dimitroff attempting to trade back up into the first and take Auburn’s Dee Ford this spring, but other teams weren’t willing to tango. Atlanta didn’t address edge rusher until the 4th round, where they took Prince Shembo (who is now supposedly moving to ILB). This tells me that the Falcons have considerable faith in it’s current regime, but the door is closing on Osi’s career and Kroy is coming off a season ending injury. I have faith in Massaquoi, but can he become a premiere pass rusher? Possibly, but he could definitely improve with someone like Vic Beasley playing opposite of him in 2015.
Beasly isn’t necessarily on the Clowney or Mack level just yet, but his display of bend and explosiveness should be enough to peek the interest of all NFL clubs next spring. Not only does he bring his athleticism to the table, but he also shows the ability to learn and develop new pass rushing moves. This is crucial in the NFL, where competition will be bigger, smarter, faster, and stronger. If I had to take one prospect at right this very moment, the easy choice would be Beasley.