Kansas City Chiefs: Film Breakdown Of 5 1st-Round WRs In The 2015 Draft

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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.