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William Beatty
SELECTED BY: Giants Round 2 (28)
SI Grade
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-Jun, 307
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BIOGRAPHY: Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing sporadic action with the first team during his freshman and sophomore seasons. All-Conference selection as a senior.

POSITIVES: "Athletic pass-blocking left tackle with a large degree of upside. Plays with terrific fundamentals, makes great use of blocking angles, body positioning, and displays the feet necessary to slide laterally and protect the edge. Quickly gets his hands into opponents, stays square, and keeps his knees bent throughout the action. Strong in pass protection, and easily controls defenders once engaged at the point. Quick out to the second level, and shows the ability to hit a moving target. Effectively places his hands into opponents and works them throughout the action. Flashes a nasty streak."

NEGATIVES: "Stands to improve his overall body strength and gets marginal results as a run blocker. Had shown himself to be passive lineman previous to his senior season. Has a reputation for giving excuses, being lazy, and not being tough."

ANALYSIS: "Beatty is a tremendous left tackle prospect with the size and athleticism necessary to start in the NFL. If he puts his mind to it and works hard to improve his game, he should only get better as he physically matures and fills out his tall frame. Beatty did improve most aspects of his game last season and the arrow is pointing North."

PROJECTION: Second Round

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