Terry Beckner

Missouri
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Prospect Info

College
Missouri
Hometown
Class
East St. Louis, Ill.
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
296 lbs
32 1/4”
Hands
8 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.08
Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.19
Seconds
 
Bench Press
28
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
24.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
98.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.97
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.82
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Missouri made a recruiting coup by landing Beckner, considered one of the top-10 recruits nationally out of East St. Louis. He immediately made an impact, starting five of 10 games played and garnering Freshman All-American honors with 27 tackles, eight for loss, and three sacks in 2015. Unfortunately, he tore his right ACL and MCL against BYU, which ended his season prematurely. His sophomore season (24 tackles, two for loss in seven games as a reserve) also ended due to a knee injury (left ACL) and he was also suspended in January 2016 for marijuana possession. Beckner was finally healthy in 2017, winning the Tigers' Interior Lineman of the Year award, starting all 13 games and tying for the team lead with seven sacks (38 total tackles, 11 for loss, one interception, two pass breakups). SEC coaches rewarded Becker for his play in 2018 by voting him second-team all-conference. He started 13 games, posting 34, 11 for loss, 3.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Overview
Beckner has flashes where his ability and football instincts can take over in spurts, but he struggles to sustain it. He's strong and has enough athleticism to compensate for his lower body stiffness when taking on double teams, but he gets put on skates and washed out when he gets blocked on the move. If he can improve his hands, that should help, but his medicals could be a concern moving forward.
Strengths
  • Flashes nimble feet in tight quarters
  • Surprising short-area movement in the phone booth
  • Plays with strength and above-average contact balance
  • Handles single blocks and basic doubles with some anchor
  • Upper body power fight and shed
  • Pursues with effort from the back-side
  • Swims guards/centers for quick penetration
  • Activates all of his weight when he gets a chance to hammer ball carriers
  • Awkward movement but still gets things done
Weaknesses
  • Carried too much bad weight and looked out of shape this year
  • Season-ending knee injuries in 2015 and 2016 have taken a toll
  • Pops upright after the snap and struggles to bend
  • Unable to sink and anchor against edge pressure
  • Loses gap integrity when sliding with move blocks
  • Needs to play with better technique down the line
  • Inconsistent hand usage and placement
  • No get-off for edge access as rusher
  • Motor runs dry if early rush falters
Sources Tell Us

"He just can't do what he used to be able to because of his knees. He's not a natural bender anyway, but it's worse now. He can disrupt, but I don't think he'll make many plays as a pro." -- National scout for NFC team

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GRADE
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