Beasley picked by Saints in ESPN Mock Draft 3.0
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Clemson defensive end Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Sr. Defensive End
#3 6-2, 236
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I’ve got cornerback, outside linebacker, inside linebacker and offensive line as the Saints’ biggest need areas, and in Beasley they’d be filling one of those while upgrading their pass rush. He turned in one of the best all-around workouts of the 322 players invited to this year’s combine. He still needs to improve the power element to his game, both as a pass-rusher and when setting the edge versus the run, but he provided some indication that he’ll be able to do exactly that by adding 26 pounds to his frame since last spring. Moreover, he has the fastest first step of any defender I’ve studied on tape this year, his football character is outstanding and he was remarkably productive at Clemson (44.5 tackles for loss and 25 sacks the past two seasons). This pick would make four edge rushers in the top 13. (ESPN.com)
The record-breaking Clemson defender was projected to the Chargers (#17 overall) and Falcons (#8 overall) by two different mock drafts in the last week. Beasley is linked and coveted by many teams because of his tremendous display at the 2015 NFL Combine. He actually moved up from #21 overall to #13 overall since Todd McShay's Mock Draft 2.0.
Beasley wowed scouts at the NFL Combine with his the following stats - 40-yard dash time of 4.53, broad jump of 10-10, 20-yard shuttle of 4.15 seconds, three-cone drill time of 6.91 and 35 bench press reps of 225 pounds. He measured in at 6-3 246 pounds with 32 1/2" arms and 9 3/8" hands at the NFL combine on Friday morning.
Beasley accumulated 33 sacks and an amazing 52.5 tackles for loss at Clemson.
Other ACC players included in McShay's mock draft include FSU's Jameis Winston (#1), Louisville's DeVante Parker (#12), WF's Kevin Johnson (#14), Miami's Ereck Flowers (#19), FSU's Cameron Erving (#23), UVA's Eli Harold (#24), Pitt's T.J. Clemmings (#25) and FSU's Eddie Goldman (#28).
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