BIOGRAPHY: Former fullback who moved to linebacker as a sophomore and has started the past two seasons. Led the team in tackles as a senior posting 76/8/1.5, also intercepting one pass. Junior totals included 64 tackles. Competes on the school.s track team.
POSITIVES: Terrific athlete with a good degree of upside potential. Breaks down well, plays with excellent balance and is rarely off his feet. Explosive up the field, slides laterally to make plays and is effective in pursuit. Takes good angles to the action.
NEGATIVES: Easily handled at the point once engaged in a block, and is very slow to get back to playing form off the initial hit.
ANALYSIS: Showing a lot of ability during his short time as a starting linebacker, Beason has the size and speed to be a starter on the weak side.