2015 NFL DRAFT

Dorial Green-Beckham, WR

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Springfield, MO
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 237 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2851-2

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.492.661.6013 33 1/29'11"4.456.89
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- -10'00"4.36-

Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • St. Louis Rams | #41
    Despite plenty of focus on the position, the Rams still are lacking a true No. 1 receiver. The club has been willing to gamble on character concerns in the past and will know the talented but troubled Missouri transfer very well.
  • Tennessee Titans | #33
    The Titans brought in the troubled wide receiver for a visit and if he's still available in the second round, the talent might be worth the risk.
  • Cincinnati Bengals | #21
    A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu are in the final years of their contracts and Marvin Jones is coming off an injury. Maybe this isn't as crazy as it sounds.
  • Kansas City Chiefs | #18
    More weapons! There's a few red flags here for the Chiefs but DGB is crazy value if he pans out as the first-round talent he is. Grabbing him now, pairing him with Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce? This could turn Andy Reid's offense into a stunner next year.
 

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Physical specimen with rare athleticism and triangle numbers (size/speed/strength) for his frame. Plays with balance and core power to keep his center of gravity. Uses long-striding acceleration to get vertical in a hurry and create separation in his routes. Strong plant-and-go burst in his breaks, effortlessly shifting his momentum in his patterns, not having to gear down when changing directions.

Physical leaper with high-pointing prowess to climb the ladder and play in the clouds. Uses his body beautifully in coverage to tower over defenders with an outrageous catching radius. Aggressive at the catch point with loose body control, easy adjustments and large hands to pluck with an attacking mentality. Not a push-over and shows a "take charge" on-field personality.

Swats corners away in his path and won't let defenders dictate his pattern. Productive when on the field with 87 catches in two seasons at Missouri, averaging a touchdown every 5.1 receptions.

WEAKNESSES: Functional strength is average-at-best, before and after the pass. Still learning the route tree and took advantage of mostly packaged and vertical patterns. Bad habit of getting lazy in his routes at times and doesn't consistently read coverages to set up his movements.

Will allow the ball to reach his body at times, which leads to drops. Needs seasoning and on-field reps after not playing since the 2013 season. Not a consistent finisher with questionable work habits - uncertain accountability, both on and off the field. Strong red flags and immature make-up. Multiple off-field incidents, including two arrests for marijuana possession: first in Oct. 2012 with four other teammates; and then in Jan. 2014, although those charges were later dismissed when another person in the car where the drugs were found took ownership.

Was dismissed from Missouri after allegedly forcing himself into an apartment and pushing a female down the stairs - wasn't formally charged because no one pressed charges, but could enter the NFL with a strike against him when it comes to domestic abuse.

COMPARES TO: Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons - Although the off-field issues cannot be ignored, Green-Beckham has a physical skill-set that rivals Jones on the field with rare athleticism and ability for his size

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A NFL prospect with rare physical traits, Green-Beckham is the type of wide receiver that even when covered, he is open due to his gargantuan size and freakish athleticism.

He is still unpolished in several areas, but there is a ton of untapped potential with on-field ability that would warrant top-five overall consideration in this draft class. However, there are strong red flags that will eliminate Green-Beckham from some NFL team's draft boards and not just legal troubles, but also underachiever tendencies and doubts whether he has the work ethic and drive in his belly to reach his full potential. Fair or not, the Josh Gordon situation will be on the minds of any team that discussion the risks and rewards of drafting him.

A five-star wide receiver recruit out of high school, Green-Beckham had every major FBS program knocking at his door, but he decided to stay in-state and enroll at Missouri. He made an instant impact as a true freshman with 28 catches for 395 yards and five touchdowns in 2012, earning Freshman All-American honors by several outlets.

Green-Beckham blossomed further as a sophomore starter in 2013 with a team-high 59 receptions for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns over 14 starts, earning Second Team All-SEC honors. He was dismissed from Mizzou after a third off-field incident (April 2014) and enrolled at Oklahoma, although he had to sit out the season after his waiver to play immediately was denied. Green-Beckham decided to give up his remaining eligibility to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, having never played a down for the Sooners.

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Player News
05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Titans' nine picks: Round 2/40 - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, 6-5, 237, Missouri...The Titans go boom or bust here with Green-Beckham, who was kicked off the team at Missouri and sat out a transfer year at Oklahoma in 2014 before declaring for the draft. Two drug arrests and an allegation of pushing a woman down some stairs ended his time at Missouri and dropped perhaps the most talented receiver in the draft down into the second round. - The Sports Xchange
 

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