Kiper says Beasley has "mixed opinions" on his draft value


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Pos: DE   Height: 6-3   Weight: 235   Hometown: Adairsville, GA (Adairsville HS)  
Years Played: 2010 - 2014

ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had a media teleconference on Thursday and discussed the status of several NFL prospects including Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley.

"He had an incredible workout. You look at his speed, his strength, his athletic ability, everything about him, his weight was up," Kiper said. "Can he maintain that weight? We’ll see at the pro level."

Beasley's NFL Combine stats included a 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.

Kiper views Beasley in the linebacker Bruce Irvin pass-rushing mold.

"Obviously he’s not a guy that’s going to be able to handle run responsibilities. You can run at him but you can do that with all these guys," he said. "You look at Irvin in Seattle — he’s not a factor against the run, he’s strictly a one-dimensional pass-rusher, but he went in the middle of the first round. Will Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
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be a little more than that? That's the debate because if you’re one-dimensional, I don’t think you’re worthy of being in the top 15. That’s what he’s going to have to prove."

The ESPN draft guru thinks that Beasley needs to be more productive in the NFL than just get sacks.

"One sack a game can still make you overrated. You can beat a guy one time and get a sack, but that doesn't mean you had a great game. You can have a terrible game and still get a sack. You get one sack a game, you got a lot of sacks, you got double-digit sacks. To me, Beasley’s going to get mixed opinions on because of that.
There was a lot of mixed opinion last year as well when you talk about guys coming out. They were not automatic when you look at some of these guys and where they go in terms of the pass rushers. Sometimes there is that mixed opinion and that happens with Beasley."

Even after all of his dissection of Beasley's game, Kiper still has him going in the Top 13 overall in the upcoming NFL Draft.

"So right now I would say he could go as high as eight to Atlanta or maybe drop down to, say, that New Orleans spot at 13 ," Kiper said. "If you are going to try to sell him, you sell him on production and a great workout combined together."

The 2015 NFL Draft will begin on April 30.

Beasley accumulated 33 sacks, an amazing 52.5 tackles for loss at Clemson and was a two-time first-team All-American. He was also selected as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.

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spacer LOL Clowney is the epitome of a one-dimensional pass rusher
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: LOL Clowney is the epitome of a one-dimensional pass rusher
Memphis Tiger®
spacer Slide Show of Kiper's Draft Busts - FUNNY
Country Gentleman®
spacer Re: Slide Show of Kiper's Draft Busts - FUNNY
Clemsonhitter®
spacer Re: Slide Show of Kiper's Draft Busts - FUNNY
fencebusters®
spacer Clowney had the size to take on the run, just didn't like
Gwood Tiger
spacer Re: Clowney had the size to take on the run, just didn't like
CUbball
spacer TFL doesn't include sacks...he averaged more than 1 TFL per
clemsongt
spacer Re: Clowney had the size to take on the run, just didn't like
Gwood Tiger
spacer Vic Beasley actually defends the run good***
tigerking79
spacer Re: Vic Beasley actually defends the run good***
Anonymous08®
spacer Re: LOL Clowney is the epitome of a one-dimensional pass rusher
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Clearly you know nothing, Clowney is a big De who can play
AllTimeClemson
spacer Calling Mel Kiper Jr. a draft guru is hilarious
Drobins
spacer Kiper...? No need to even go there. What a quack. He gets
SOLOS®
spacer Is this the guy who said Matt Barkley is the best QB ever?
cutigersJD
spacer Yep said that if Barkley wasn't a first round pick he'd quit
Drobins
spacer Re: Yep said that if Barkley wasn't a first round pick he'd quit
StewPidaz
spacer Re: Is this the guy who said Matt Barkley is the best QB ever?
74TIGER
spacer Talks down every aspect of Vic then says he has him at #13
cutigersJD
spacer Re: Talks down every aspect of Vic then says he has him at #13
74TIGER
spacer Also, he thought Jimmy Clausen would be a good QB***
tigerking79
spacer ClemKWA has "mixed opinions" on Kiper.
ClemKWA
spacer Re: If Kiper is so good, why is he not the GM of the
peanut
spacer This title insinuates that Vic has mixed opinions
El Tigre 1
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All in 52
spacer Maybe he'll slip to the Dolphins then!
ClemTig®
spacer A primer on Kiper...
Tigerpimp77
spacer I've always said theres a reason these "gurus" aren't
Yzracer48
spacer "Obviously he’s not a guy that’s going to be able to handle
Yzracer48
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Tigerdug23®
spacer In the zone read world of the NFL
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer '85 Bears mentality.... it's a different game now...+1.***
SOLOS®
spacer where is that fan site flow chart?
ninetytwotiger®
spacer Re: FB Update: Kiper says there are "mixed opinions" on Beasley
clemtiger117
spacer I've said for years: If Kiper (and McShay) were even
acevans®
spacer Re: I've said for years: If Kiper (and McShay) were even
mkuwonder
spacer Mel Kiper is a Dapper Dan Man.***
RenegadeTiger®
spacer Once again bozos in the mange overreact and don't really
josephg®
spacer Kiper is an idiot and everyone knows that.
Anonymous08®
spacer Deer Mel***
Anonymous08®
spacer I don't understand why everyone hates Kiper. Sure
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: I don't understand why everyone hates Kiper. Sure
fencebusters®
spacer So he's 1 dimensional & that means no top15 but he has him at 13?***
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