BIO: Turned in receiving numbers of 19/249/1 as a senior, 23/262/4 during his junior campaign and 25/409/2 as a sophomore. Suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the late part of his junior season.
POSITIVES: Thin-framed receiver who lacks the top size-speed numbers for the next level. Quickly gets off the line of scrimmage into routes, runs good patterns and gets separation in the short field. Finds the open spot in the defense, comes back to the quarterback then adjusts to pluck the ball out of the air. Displays a nice sense of timing, gets vertical and high points the ball.
NEGATIVES: Not strong, physically beaten by defenders and possesses only marginal speed. Started strong as a senior then fizzled as the campaign proceeded.
ANALYSIS: A solid collegiate wide out with just average potential for the next level, no single aspect of Beard's game stands out. Lacks the size to be a possession receiver and the speed to be considered a burner though his football awareness could help him catch on as a fifth wide out.