Albert Breer of NFL Media writes that while other prospects such as Florida State QB Jameis Winston and Alabama WR Amari Cooper may garner more attention in the coming days, no prospect has more on the line than Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham.
According to Breer, no receiver offers as much in terms of physically gifts, as Green-Beckham is listed at 6-foot-6, 225.
An AFC college scout tells Breer that if Green-Beckham didn’t have the off-the-field issues, he’d be the “best receiver to come out since Calvin Johnson.”
“He’s one of the best receivers I’ve ever seen,” said the scout. “He’s special. He’s gigantic, he has tremendous body control, balance, he runs like a deer and can leap out of the gym and high-point the ball. He’s special. It’s impressive. If not for all that stuff, he’d be the best receiver to come out since Calvin Johnson.”
However, there are plenty of concerns with a player like Green-Beckham.
He was arrested on possession of marijuana charges during his freshman year at Missouri, only to be busted again, but this time with a pound of marijuana.
Then, just three months later, Green-Beckham forced his way into Missouri student’s apartment and pushed her down a set of stairs.
According to Breer, three NFL teams have information that he failed multiple drug tests during his time in Columbia, which led to his dismissal from the team.
“He’s very immature,” said one of Breer’s sources. “People like him as a guy, but you cannot defend the off-field incidents.”
This is why Breer mentions that Green-Beckham’s interviews this week will be “critical” for him.
In two years at Missouri, Green-Beckham caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns.