Atlanta Falcons Select Vic Beasley with the 8th Overall Pick

Falcons fans, welcome Vic Beasley as the newest member of the Atlanta Falcons. This player can (and probably will) turn out to be a special player during his NFL career. Standing at 6’3’’ and weighing in at 246 lbs, Beasley is a true edge rusher who is very flexible. Being flexible is a very important trait for an edge rusher because they have to be able to bend the edge against offensive linemen. His first step off the ball is explosive, he can use his power, he can use his quickness, and he always uses his technique. He is a prototypical LEO linebacker for Dan Quinn’s defense. His pro comparison: Bruce Irvin.

Beasley was beastly during his tenure playing for the Tigers. The outside linebacker played in 13 games while totaling 21.5 tackles for loss with 12 sacks. He also had 13 sacks his junior year, reaching 25 sacks in 2 years. The even more impressive part about his play was that he was double-teamed during most of his games he played in. Dan Quinn and the Falcons defensive coaches could mold this prospect into something special. NFL gurus worry that Beasley might be undersized, but when he benched 225 lbs at the NFL combine, he repped it 35 times. He is flexible, quick, athletic, and powerful.

Vic Beasley has grown up a Falcons fan, being from Georgia, and has publicly stated he wants to be a Falcon. Word out of Flowery Branch was that Vic Beasley was a top target for the team. It looks like owner Arthur Blank can finally take a sigh of relief. Atlanta has been in need of a pass-rusher for years, and Beasley can step in and be that guy. He was a beast at Clemson, and he could become a beast in Atlanta. He has a high football IQ, a very respectable guy on and off the field, and a monster on the field. This could finally solve the problem the franchise has had since John Abraham left. Welcome to Atlanta, Vic, now show the NFL what you are made of.





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