Kansas City Chiefs: Film Breakdown Of 5 1st-Round WRs In The 2015 Draft
By Brett Gering
Dorial Green-Beckham, Oklahoma, 6’6″, 225 lbs
– Superb body control
– Not a burner, but enough speed to stretch the field
– Above-average route-runner
– Trustworthy hands and exceptional concentration on jump balls
– Overpowers and sheds would-be tackles of smaller corners after the catch
– Surprisingly elusive for his size
– Subtly creates separation with hands in tight coverage
– Effort wavers when not the primary target
– Not as imposing of a blocker as his size would suggest
– Could stand to be more explosive in his breaks
– Off-field trouble and glaring maturity issues plagued his college career
There’s a thin line between Josh Gordon and Dez Bryant, and Green-Beckham currently finds himself tightrope-walking it.
He has a frame akin to Plaxico Burress, but he oozes with more infinitely more talent.
Green-Beckham desperately needs a sense of structure in his life.
Summarizing the wideouts checkered past, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein writes:
"Considered a problem child at Missouri. Suspended twice by Missouri and arrested twice for marijuana-related incidents. Kicked off team at Missouri in April 2014 after details of his alleged role in an alleged burglary were released by Columbia, Mo., police. He allegedly shoved a female student down some stairs during the alleged incident, but no charges were filed. Missed entire 2014 season."
Like Green-Beckham, Bryant and Gordon entered the draft with a number of red flags stemming form off-field incidents. To this point, the former has seems to have learned from his mistakes, while the latter continues to recycle them.
Green-Beckham has every tangible tool to become a standout No. 1 receiver, he desperately needs a sense of structure in his everyday life.