Vic Beasley said he’s not too disappointed with 2nd-round grade projection.
— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) December 31, 2013
Clemson’s talented pass rusher Vic Beasley has obvious received his grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, which is a second round grade. Having that in hand, the question for concerned onlookers is reading into the fact he is not too disappointed with that grade. Beasley is not too disappointed to declare for the NFL Draft after the Orange Bowl against Ohio State or he is not disappointed, but not satisfied with that grade and will be coming back for his senior year.
Beasley is a great, quick twitch pass rusher, who can bend around the edge, win with speed and make splash plays in the backfield. His natural fit is as a leo backer (stand up defensive end) or as a 3-4 outside linebacker. The issue for Beasley is his overall length. He is not terribly tall and that is not going to change. Some teams do not care about that and will happily bring him in while others are holding out for taller pass rushers with more length.
Beasley’s focus right now is going to be on the Buckeyes, but both he and onlookers both hoping he stays and leaves will be interested to see what he does when it comes to the NFL Draft. Clemson’s underclassmen including Beasley and wide receiver Sammy Watkins have made it a point to wait until after this game to make those decisions public.