If any NFL fans didn’t know about Vic Beasley and his NFL potential as a pass rusher, they do now.
Questions of size were answered as the Clemson product was officially measured at 6’3, 245 pounds.
Speed? No problem, as the Tigers’ all-time sack leader ran his 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds, the fastest time among defensive linemen and linebackers at the combine.
And as Bruce Feldman alluded to in the tweet above, Beasley has the on-field production to back up his combine numbers. Opting to return for his senior year, he finished his Clemson career with 33 sacks and 52.5 tackles for loss, which included a team-high 12 sacks in 2014.
Beasley also put on a show at the bench press, totaling 35 reps of 225 pounds — the most of any defensive linemen or linebacker. As if that wasn’t enough, he also recorded a 41-inch vertical leap, better than former NBA great Shawn Kemp.
If people wondered whether Beasley could chase down fast, athletic quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick or Cam Newton, they got their answers thanks to some fancy NFL video editing:
All in all, Beasley definitely boosted his draft stock with his incredible performance.
November 16, 2018