Futures: Dorial Green-Beckham

Dorial Green-Beckham might repeat history that's nearly two decades old.  Photo by Army Recruiting
Dorial Green-Beckham might repeat history that’s nearly two decades old. Photo by Army Recruiting

Futures: Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham

By Matt Waldman

In the end, we’re going to overcomplicate the simple, and they’re likely to oversimplify what’s complicated. “We” are the media and fans, “they” are the NFL, and wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham embodies both “simple” and “complicated.”

The ridiculously talented football player with a hyphenated last name (which is one part his mother’s and the other part the high school coach who adopted him) is 6-foot-6, 225 pounds of twisted steel and receiving appeal. He’s the closest thing that I’ve seen to Calvin Johnson since the former Yellow Jackets receiver was a one-man fireworks display at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

He’s a football analyst’s wet dream. There’s no need for metrics, scheme, technique, the NFL Combine, or any Pro Day figures to tell you that Green-Beckham is good. Use that data for your own amusement if you must, but once you open your eyes to the film, your cerebral cortex will understand that Green-Beckham is a no-brainer.

Read the rest at Football Outsiders.

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