Beckum has very
good athletic ability. He is quick, fast, and is very agile even
in the air going after a pass. His quick feet benefit him both
in the passing game and when blocking. Beckum is quick off the
ball and does a good job getting into his block or his pass route quickly.
Beckum's tremendous athletic ability makes him a versatile TE that
allows him to be split out wide as a receiver and moved around to be
an extra blocker on the move.
Beckum has good
toughness and plays hard on every play. He shows some propensity
to not sell out when hearing the footsteps. Beckum's production
has been very good when healthy; he has shown in the previous 2 seasons
that he has the potential to be an elite TE. With Beckum at times
short arming it when he suspects the big hit is coming it makes you
question his pride and him as a team player.
Beckum has a good
understanding of the game and has a good ability to read the coverage
and find the openings in a zone. Beckum shows good concentration
when trying to take advantage of a defender or a zone. He has
good instincts and has improved his reaction time especially when finding
the holes in a zone.
Beckum has good
size for a TE but definitely needs to get bulkier and stronger.
He has good explosion off the ball and it allows him to be a strong
blocker. Although he lacks size to be a real dominant blocker
he does suffice because of technique and quickness. Beckum's
durability is a big question as he missed a lot of time in 2008 due
Good but uses
body too much to trap the ball
20 Yard Shuttle:
60 Yard Shuttle:
3 Cone Drill:
Very quick first
REL. OFF LINE
ability to shake defender give him a clean release
to round off routes
Very good body
control to adjust in mid air
Very good straight
line speed/makes him viable threat in the seams
and elusiveness to make people miss in space
RUN BLK IN-LINE
Does a solid job
blocking straight ahead
RUN BLK SPACE
Very good in open
field lead blocking/especially on smaller guys
Good quick feet
allows him to be good a pass pro/lacks strength to sustain
to get stronger and play with more aggressiveness
himself to be overpowered at times.
Beckum's biggest asset is his
athleticism. He is a very athletic TE with good quickness and
speed to help him get open. Beckum is a solid blocker whose technique
and quickness compensate for his lack of strength.
Beckum does lack
in strength and size. He will struggle blocking against bigger
faster defenders in the NFL. Beckum uses his body too much to
trap passes rather than plucking them out of the air with his hands.
His durability and toughness is also a question especially since he
is hesitant to make the catch when hearing the foot steps.
Beckum is an athletic TE who is
versatile and can lineup all over the field and make plays. He
has tremendous potential but needs to bulk up and become stronger so
that he can be a more effective blocker. Also, Beckum needs to
show us that he has that aggressive chip on his shoulder where he feels
he is the only one who is going to catch the ball. I believe purely
on athleticism and potential Beckum will get a shot to contribute in
the NFL sooner rather than later; however, he needs to prove his leg
is going to be alright.
Numerical Final Grade Scale:
7.0-7.9 - Pro Bowl potential
6.5-6.9 - Highly-productive starter
6.3-6.4 - Very good starter
6.1-6.2 - Good starting player
6.0 - Very productive backup/may develop into starter
5.9 - Very good backup/special-teams player
5.8 - Quality backup/special-teams player
5.5-5.7 - Backup/project/special-teams player
188.8.131.52 - Backup/scout team
Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).
I can not disagree anymore on Walts opinion on the Raiders moving to LV. The Raiders have one of the best fan bases in the league and the fans will travel and stay loyal. Being in CA you really see all this. Aside from the Raiders fans already in LV and the ones they will make swarms of fans will travel fro Socal. Chances are a @#$@ load of raider fans will already be partying there that weekend. The team is winning too so theres no way the fans in Oakland won't go to games theres last couple of years.
Interesting route here Walt. I'm curious as of late how teams will draft offense here. You're nailing it with defense. However, RBs have been going higher all of a sudden with success. And the QB class seems to be picking up as well. Kizer and Watson are flying of draft boards and Trubisky is leaving a sour taste for many now. Nevertheless, teams will reach. But who will be the first?