Here is a kid who has seen it all, foster care, brothers in and out rehab and jail, another brother diagnosed with cancer, and yet through it all he has maintain and now finds himself on the cusp of superstardom. Dorial Green-Beckham was adopted by a High School Football coach in Jackson, Mississippi and has all of the tools to develop into a big time receiver in college.. Check out the ESPN insider scouting report on Green-Beckham..
This guy is a hybrid of Julio Jones and Calvin Johnson and what makes Green-Beckham unique from other big wide receivers is he is a flexible athlete with fluid movements and quick-twitch athleticism. He is big, strong, rangy and deceptively quick for his size. Possesses a mammoth wingspan and plays the game like a basketball player on grass (he is actually a very good basketball player, not surprising). He is an imposing figure off the line with a combination of quickness and strength to gain ground and position off the ball. Is a long strider and can eat up cushion. Against tight coverage he will muscle his way through traffic and does a great job shielding defenders from the ball on underneath routes. Knows how to push-off and nudge his way back to the ball. Has strong hands and will extend above his head and away from his frame consistently to haul in passes. Has great hand-eye coordination to focus on balls in traffic and in contested match-ups. He is a player with explosive speed and when he gets into the open field he has very competitive finishing speed given his size. His combination of size and speed make him a significant deep threat. He has a nice feel for tracking the over-the-shoulder deep ball and knowing his position along the sideline. Shows awareness in traffic and makes plays when in a crowd. This is not a player you see let many balls get into his pads. He will pluck and tuck, get upfield and look to make things happen. He appears to have a high level of competitiveness when the ball is in the air and after the catch. Plays with a sense of urgency and has huge upside for strength development to become a monster redzone asset. He is not quite as smooth as AJ Green or Charone Peake as far as big WR’s go, but he is more physical at this stage than both of them. Green-Beckham is an excellent prospect that combines terrific size with all the movement skills you look for and he is a mismatch on the jump ball even against taller DBs.
At 6’6″ he is the total package, and will be a dominate force in college football very soon… Watch out..