Ah, the curious case of Dorial Green-Beckham. A supremely talented monstrosity of a wide receiver, he's got unnatural skills at the catch point, somewhere between an Alshon Jeffery and A.J. Green hybrid. He'd be a surefire first round and possible top ten selection if it wasn't for some...well...issues. Is he worth a high round pick? Let's find out. First, check out his "spider graph" from the combine:
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- Monstrous frame reminiscent of Calvin Johnson. Plus athleticism for his size as well.
- Long strider with smooth athleticism
- Enormous catch radius with good enough body control to consistently sustain said radius
- Bullies corners and will always win jump balls
- Really sloppyy route running
- Suffers some drops
- This is what Lance Zierlein stated about his character issues:
Considered a problem child at Missouri. Suspended twice by Missouri and arrested twice for marijuana-related incidents. Kicked off team at Missouri in April 2014 after details of his alleged role in an alleged burglary were released by Columbia, Mo., police. He allegedly shoved a female student down some stairs during the alleged incident, but no charges were filed. Missed entire 2014 season.
Does He Fit With The Giants?
As an on the field prospect, he fits with approximately 32 teams, give or take. On the surface, his character red flags fit with approximately zero teams. It all depends on how you stratify risk. Is one good year from him worth a high pick? Two good years? Three? For the Giants to spend a day 2 pick on a guy with as many past problems as DGB is too much of a risk given the state of the organization. Jerry Reese and the rest of the scouting department need to prove they belong here. DGB could be a transcendental talent, but something tells me John Mara won't stand for another high round failure.
Big Board Rankings
Big Blue View - 49
Mocking The Draft - 17
CBS Sports - 25
Draft Tek - 33
Dorial Green-Beckham will go in the top two rounds. Perhaps even on day 1 if a team likes him enough. Remember, it only takes one, and if the Kansas City Chiefs or Seattle Seahawks or any other team in need of a number one wide receiver believes it's got the infrastructure to handle someone like Green-Beckham, it could happen. DGB, to his credit, has appeared as repentant as he could at the Combine. Now only time will prove if that will propel him to a success story or if it's all baloney.