Some saw it as a shock after last college football season that Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley opted to return to the Tigers for his senior season, rather than elect to enter the NFL Draft where some scouts were very high on him.
But, he made the decision to come back to Clemson for one more season, regardless, and on Sunday at the ACC Kickoff, he gave a little insight into why.
Everyone knew coming into this week’s event that that would be the main question that would be asked of Beasley, and when it was brought to his attention, he said that he has no regrets about making that choice, and he did it to better position himself as a football player.
Vic Beasley said he has no regrets about coming back to school. Wants to show he can drop in coverage if necessary, gain weight
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) July 20, 2014
The gaining weight part is the main point in all of this. Beasley is considered one of the best defensive ends in the nation, but at the collegiate level. As Dan Wolken from USA TODAY also pointed out on Sunday afternoon, as of right now, Beasley is more positioned to be a linebacker at the next level, which also explains why he would want to get better in pass coverage.
Last season for the Tigers, Beasley registered 41 tackles, including 23 for loss, with 13 sacks.