Drunken Minotaur Zebra Posted November 1, 2015 Share Posted November 1, 2015 Beasley has been a touchy subject for people here it seems, and I was hoping to have a discussion on what he is bringing to the table. Looking at Kayoh's PFF post, some things pops out: A few things:1. The two team leaders in sacks are Adrian Clayborn, and Vic Beasley. They are tied. Adrian Clayborn was drafted in the first round by Tampa in 2011. He has had time to refine his skills and is tied with a rookie, after a much longer time in the league. 2. Who leads this team in QB hurries? Beasley with 11. The much-maligned first round pick that this post is about. The next closest is Schofield, a seasoned rusher whom many of us were happy about getting in the offseason, with 9 hurries. He is also 4th in hits and hovering above average in other critical stats. (Edit: He also is third overall on defense for pass rush) 3. He is receiving double teams and extra focus from teams on a lot of his snaps. A lot of the time he is seconds away from a sack or a hit (as evidenced by his high hurry numbers). Anyone who has been here for even a year should know that I made threads specifically bashing/questioning why people would want Beasley. I was very down on him.Now I find myself in the strange position of defending him. If you were expecting Beasley to put up 10+ sacks his first season you should really have taken a look at the history of pass rushers taken in the 1st. We should expect this fella to put up 4+ sacks his rookie season along with some other fun stats like FFs, Hits, etc... enjoy watching a guy that will be well on his way to being a dominant rusher getting his licks in as a rookie. We got a steal from this guy. Some people may say "Oh but Randy Gregory!" ... well guess what Greg Hardy was a 6th round pick. Pass rushers are difficult to find. Some picks show up and many more bust. Right now Beasley is on a steady track. He is already looking leagues better than Jadeveon Clowney, whom some people on these boards wanted to give up half our draft for (and some of those are now down on Beasley). Perspective is key here. We all want Beasley to put up absurd numbers his rookie season but the track he is on is a good one, and he will have great coaches setting him up to continue his rise. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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