Miami Dolphins Draft Prospect: Dorial Green-Beckham


There are very few players in this years NFL Draft that elicits the kind of excitement and worry that comes with the name Dorial Green-Beckham. Beckham is an explosive game changing wide-receiver that can either dominate the NFL or find himself out of the game in months.

Would the Miami Dolphins give any attention to this possible world class talent?

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The information on these players is provided by Ian Wharton of Ian put out his first Big Board 2015 NFL Draft Guide that was released this week and with his permission I will be using his information to highlight these players. You can buy a copy of the draft guide, something I highly recommend, by going here. The price for the digital guide is $5.00 and has over 250 profiles of incoming draft prospects complete with rankings. This is a guide that even the biggest draftnik can use. Be sure to follow Ian on Twitter as well @NFLfilmstudy.

Wharton has DGB listed as his 2nd overall best wide-receiver and there are plenty of other draft guru’s who have him listed just as high. DGB is 6’5″ and ran a 4.49 40. He weighs 237 pounds with a 33.5 vertical leap.

Wharton compares him most to Brandon Marshall.

Green-Beckham has elite size and explosiveness, and he knows how to use his massive frame to win at the catch point. – Ian Wharton

DGB ranks high in almost every category. Almost all 8’s and 9’s from athleticism and flexibility to receiving ability and running talent. Unfortunately he ranks very low in character. If not for his character DGB would likely be the number one wide-receiver in this years draft. Instead, he may not get drafted at all.

DGB was dismissed from Missouri due to off-field issues that included drugs and assault. DGB was arrested two times for possession of marijuana and one of those was with the intention to distribute. Later he was accused but not charged after he pushed a woman down several flights of stairs.

He was released from Missouri.

Wharton’s summary on Dorial Green-Beckham:

There are many times when he is flat out dominant and unable to be defended. Some of the concerns that must be raised are his off- field ability to stay out of trouble, and how he will look after one year at Oklahoma. On the field, DGB will have to transition from an offense that made many other receivers look like potential NFL contributors, to a much more complex scheme. Since the hashmarks are wider in the NFL, it’ll be harder to get him in single coverage. DGB is an elite athlete and has elite size, so he can overcome having two defenders on him and still be effective

Why DGB would be a good fit in Miami:

There is no question that Dorial Green-Beckham has the raw talent to be elite in the NFL. He has the size of a Calvin Johnson and the ability to play at that level. If he wants to. In Miami DGB could work all over the field and become a top target to Ryan Tannehill.

Why DGB would not be a good fit in Miami:

Simply there are a lot of questions surrounding his ability to stay out of trouble and while he has the upside to be elite the question is where should a team draft him? Rounds one and two seem too high vs. the possible risk. On the field DGB’s inexperience may prohibit him from making a quick adjustment to the NFL.