In what is considered a very strong edge rusher group, Vic Beasley offers perhaps the best immediate value plus upside combination of the group. The only thing that limits him is questions about his size and how he will hold up at the next level.
Beasley looks to be the most advanced pass rusher and has been a terror for opposing quarterbacks these past three seasons. Beasley has also not just racked up big numbers versus inferior competition as he has a combined 12 of his 25 sacks from the last two seasons, in 8 games vs the likes of FSU, Ohio State, Georgia, etc.. He already has a dominating spin move and good hands to go along with advanced instincts. If he’s in the right system he should have immediate success as a 10+ sack guy, and he has the potential to be an elite pass rusher.
The concern with Beasley is that his weight and frame could limit him to 3-4 and hybrid defensive teams, and even in some of those schemes he figures to struggle some versus the run.
His pass rushing ability should easily more than make up for any concerns versus the run, but teams will have to be aware of those limitations and plan accordingly.