The Atlanta Falcons drafted Vic Beasley to be a difference maker. However, since joining the Falcons, he hasn’t lived up to his hype.
When Vic Beasley was taken with the eighth overall pick, he was expected to make an immediate impact. In fact, he was supposed to be the catalyst to revive an anemic Falcons pass rush.
Coming out of Clemson, Beasley had all the coveted speed and athleticism of an edge rusher. Yet, his talents have not translated into NFL success, much to many Falcons fans’ chagrin.
As a result, some critics and fans are inaccurately labeling Beasley as a bust.
The climate of the NFL is that of an instant gratification league; fans expect to see an immediate return on a first round investment. If a player fails to quickly produce then bust status has been earned.
After coming out of college so highly regarded, why has Beasley stumbled out of the blocks? Upon further film review, there are a few factors that are preventing Beasley from “turning that corner” to become a productive edge rusher. Continue reading to find out what Beasley’s problems are, and how the Falcons can try to turn them around.
Continue reading to find out what Beasley’s problems are, and how the Falcons can try to turn them around.