Oct 4, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) sacks North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) causing a fumble during the third quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Forsha of NFL Spin Zone
The pick — OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
It’s that name again. As we’ve established, Clemson would be a perfect fit for the Falcons and would be a dream move for the player. Here’s what Forsha had to say in his mock:
"“The Falcons need to add to their pass rush, plain and simple, and a player like Beasley fits their needs to a tee. The Falcons are in the same boat as the aforementioned Bears because their pass rush lacked intensity as well last season, being one of the reasons why they are drafting in the Top 10 once again. Atlanta’s defense allowed an NFL-high 398.2 yards per game, and 6.1 yards per play, which is unacceptable for any team. Sure their offense didn’t do them a lot of favors either, but their defense was atrocious. This is why the Falcons need to select Beasley … he’ll make a difference. In his final season at Clemson, Beasley had 34 total tackles (21.5 for loss) with 12 sacks.”"
You can just envision this guy becoming a legend in Atlanta. The man who got selected for his childhood team and went onto have a great career.
Maybe it’s a little bit early to be throwing around those kind of bold predictions.
Nevertheless, the Falcons would be very happy with their work on day one if Beasley falls to them with the eighth-overall pick.