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    Beason injured at combine

    Just heard Jon Beason on sirius radio. Apparently he was injured by some machine at the combine that is used to measure the hamstring/quad ratio (or something like that). He ran a 4.72 40 and was quite upset by that, saying that in training he was consistently a 4.55 (I know, self-reported 40 times are notorious, just passing this along). Anyway, he plans to re-run at the Miami Pro Day.

    Otherwise he seemed like a pretty cool guy.

    Thought this might be of interest since some are mocking Beason to the Patriots as an athletic LB, but that 40 time was on the high side.
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    Beason weighed in at 229 for the Pro-Day, his hammy is still sore so he didn't run. If he can run under 4.6 I'd like to know how he was in coverage and consider him for SS.
     
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    The Penn State LB, Shaw is on the smallish size but ran really well. If he has even the slightest coverage ability, he might make an interesting SS project.
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    PSU tried him at safety before moving him to lb. I don't think he can play there in the pros. He's 6'1 1/2" 236lbs. I think he can become a situational
    lb. He actually played stand-up de this year. Wouldn't be great at the point of attack. But, on 3rd down he could be effective in coverage or blitzing.
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    I see him as a great fit. He's a little small, but then you have to look at his skills:

    -He has great hand technique. This IMO is the most important skill needed to succeed as a LB in this defense. He played DE this year, so you know he's able to fend off bigger blockers using leverage, great lower body strength, and hand play to keep their hands off of him.

    -He is a great tackler. Every scouting report talks about how sure a tackler he is. He hits with power, but most importantly is a very sure wrap-up player.

    -He has very good instincts and, most importantly, plays a disciplined game. He doesn't overrun the play and is always in control. This is also important for our D. No freelancers here.

    I could definitely see this guy coming in and filling in at ILB and being very successful. IMO I could really see BB reaching a bit for this guy who's been productive his whole career against great competition and has been willing to be a team player.
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    Except he's too small, short, and apparently slow now. If you want a small guy might as well go for a really good one like Buster Davis on day 2.

     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    I was talking about Penn ST LB Tim Shaw (6'1, 240). Beason, IMO, isn't a great fit. I don't think he's physical enough for a smaller backer. But I've been wrong before...
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

    The Patriots are scheduled to put University of Miami linebacker Jon Beason through a private workout today in South Florida.

    Beason, a projected first-round pick, is considered one of the most athletic linebackers in the NFL Draft.

    At 6-feet, 236 pounds, he is not as big as Mississippi's Patrick Willis and Michigan's David Harris, who are considered traditional "mike" linebackers for a 3-4 defense. A team captain at Miami, Beason spoke last month at the NFL Combine about the possibility of playing in a 3-4.

    “I think it would be a challenge, because at UM we run a 4-3. I talked to some scouts and coaches and they see me as a 'mike', an inside backer in a 3-4," he said. "I don’t think it would be that different. It’s still a two-gap responsibility, so it’s a lot like what I do at 'will'.”

    Beason is represented by Marty Magid of MRM Sports & Entertainment, LLC, which is based in Conshohocken, Pa.
     
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    Per Reiss

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

    Beason gets look

    The Patriots are scheduled to put University of Miami linebacker Jon Beason through a private workout today in South Florida.

    Beason, a projected first-round pick, is considered one of the most athletic linebackers in the NFL Draft.

    At 6-feet, 236 pounds, he is not as big as Mississippi's Patrick Willis and Michigan's David Harris, who are considered traditional "mike" linebackers for a 3-4 defense. A team captain at Miami, Beason spoke last month at the NFL Combine about the possibility of playing in a 3-4.

    “I think it would be a challenge, because at UM we run a 4-3. I talked to some scouts and coaches and they see me as a 'mike', an inside backer in a 3-4," he said. "I don’t think it would be that different. It’s still a two-gap responsibility, so it’s a lot like what I do at 'will'.”

    Beason is represented by Marty Magid of MRM Sports & Entertainment, LLC, which is based in Conshohocken, Pa.
     
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    Re: LB Jon Beason to be worked out by the Pats

    Meh, I'd personally rather have Lawrence Timmons.
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    Having read his scouting report on NFLDraftScout, I now see he was both a SS and LB in High School and isn't too bad in coverage. The primary knock on him at ILB is still his size and the scouting report doesn't think he can pack much more meat on that frame. The big plus from what I can see, he plays like another Bruschi, sliding around the OL blockers to make the plays.
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    Maybe this Beason thread could be merged with the other Beason thread. Then we would have one totally awesome Beason thread. just like the Willis thread. :rocker:
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    Isn't that what Mods do?
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    Yes, a mod on this forum would do that. But, I'm not a mod on this forum.
     
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    Re: Beason injured at combine

    gotcha! my bad.
     
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