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Draft Prospect Profile: WR Dorial Green-Beckham


The No. 1 prospect in the nation when he signed with home-state Missouri, Green-Beckham did not disappoint in terms of production; by his sophomore season he averaged 15.0 yards per catch and scored once every 11.9 receptions, using his natural gifts of size, strength and explosion to win one-on-one duels.

Green-Beckham's strengths are all uncoachable: his frame and his ability to out-leap cornerbacks (which did not show up in the vertical jump at the Scouting Combine). He uses his size to his advantage in running through coverage, but could be a bit more aggressive against press coverage, where he has the size to break through, but sometimes gets held up.

His height and weight are accentuated by long arms (32 1/2 inches). Few passes are out of his reach. But his hands are slightly below average for an NFL wide receiver (9 inches), and as a result, he will make a few more catches with his body than you'd like.

However, Green-Beckham has all the physical tools to succeed at the next level. If he can grasp the complex aspects of the pro game for a receiver -- particularly the route tree -- he can flourish, as long as he does not stumble off the field, which is his biggest issue.



Every question about Green-Beckham is character related: two arrests for marijana possession and dismissal from Mizzou after an allegation that he forced his way into a woman's apartment and pushed her down the stairs.

"All the decisions I've made, I wish I could take [them] back," he said. "It happened. I was young. I made mistakes. I understand that. I just want to focus on one thing and just look forward to just this draft and being the best I can be."

After leaving Mizzou, Green-Beckham transferred to Oklahoma, but did not play there, sitting out a year per NCAA transfer rules and turning pro after the season. He worked out at OU's recent Pro Day.

Green-Beckham's Combine workout was a disappointment across the board, although his 40-yard dash time (4.49 seconds) was solid given his 6-foot-5, 237-pound frame, and he doesn't need speed to make plays, anyway.


Weight:237 pounds
Arm:32 1/2 inches (10th among 44 Combine WRs)
Hand:9 inches (T-28th among 44 Combine WRs)
40-yard dash:4.49 seconds (19th among 39 Combine WRs tested)
Bench press:13 repetitions (T-14th among 30 Combine WRs tested)
Vertical jump:33.5 inches (T-30th among 38 Combine WRs tested)
Broad jump:9 feet, 11 inches (T-24th among 38 Combine WRs tested)
Three-cone drill:6.89 seconds (T-9th among 33 Combine WRs tested)
Short shuttle:4.45 seconds (32nd among 34 Combine WRs tested)

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