One of the most interesting 2015 NFL Draft prospects the New York Giants should consider is Dorial Green-Beckham. Green-Beckham has a troubled past and has not had any real game experience since he was dismissed from the Missouri Tigers in 2013. Green-Beckham’s problems off the field, mostly to do with marijuana, are indeed troubling. The Giants have the veteran leadership and stern coaching that could deal with Green-Beckham’s lack of maturity.
Green-Beckham’s problems do not extend to the football field. We’re talking about a very fast, 6′ 6″ receiver who can leap up and catch about anything. In 2013, Green-Beckham had 59 receptions for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 15 yards per reception. In 2012 he caught 29 passes for 395 yards and 5 touchdowns, which included an 80 yard reception.
He is a bit of a raw prospect. Not only has his for-lack-of-a-better-word-shenanigans caused him to be rusty, but there were some things that needed coaching up in the first place. Green-Beckham has the things you cannot coach making him a high value. If he goes to a good situation he could be a great player.
GMENHQ Big Board Ranking: 41st overall prospect
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- Great frame
- Physical style, makes the contested catches
- Good hands
- Good speed
- Great acceleration, changes direction sharply
- Mind-boggling talent
- Green-Beckham has not played real football since 2013
- Green-Beckham is a character concern with a handful of off the field incidents
- Not a great route runner, relies on talent to make the contested catches or be wide open
- Not always coach-able
Green-Beckham is the great mystery of the 2015 draft class. With the fear that he may be another Josh Gordon like receiver off the field, this first round talent could fall into the 3rd Round. It would not surprise me if a team with a strong authority figure at head coach drafted him in the first round. This is will be arguably the most compelling storyline on draft day.