Photo of Darry Beckwith
Grade
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  • 4.79 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.39 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 242LBS. Weight

Overview

A physical run-stuffing middle linebacker, Beckwith played in the shadow of LSU's other defensive stalwarts, but quietly was voted by league coaches a second-team All-SEC pick in 2007. Although his numbers were down while playing in 10 games due to yet another knee injury (51 tackles, one for loss) in 2008, he made second-team All-SEC (media). Experienced at weak-side and middle linebacker for the Tigers, Beckwith's NFL future lies in the middle.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good size for the position with the frame to add mass without a significant loss of quickness. ... Highly aggressive and physical. ... Takes on blockers and uses strong punch to keep himself clean. ... Understands his role in the defense and is willing to take on blockers to maintain his gap responsibility and trust his teammates to handle theirs and make the play. ... Fair foot quickness between the tackles to keep himself alive on the play. ... Works his way through trash to pressure the quarterback after recognizing the pass. ... Reliable open-field tackler who flashes explosiveness as a hitter. ... Versatile defender who has spent time at weak-side and middle linebacker. Negatives: A physical battering ram when it comes to taking on blockers, Beckwith struggles to quickly disengage and make tackles in space. ... Lacks great lateral quickness or the speed to meet the back at the edge or chase down plays outside the box. ... Struggles maintaining proximity to receivers while in coverage. ... Is not explosive as a blitzer. ... Lets blockers cut him too easily. ... Requires a medical check because he has missed games the past three seasons with knee injuries.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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