Ranking the Top 10 Rookie Wide Receivers
Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) celebrates his touchdown reception during the first quarter of the 2013 SEC Championship game against the Auburn Tigers at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
4. Dorial Green-Beckham (Round 1-2) – Missouri
I do not understand the Calvin Johnson comparisons floating around all over the television and Internet. I get that they both share big frames, but Calvin Johnson would destroy Dorial Green-Beckham in a footrace. DGB only ran a 4.49 40-yard dash compared to Megatron’s 4.35 time.
The better comparison for DGB is Kelvin Benjamin, who has the size and athletic ability to be a WR1 but lack the proper footwork and route running to make them elite. He does know how to use his size to his advantage and is a tough defender to bring down. He can dominate in the Red Zone at 6’5″ as well. His fiery attitude helps him and hurts him depending on his game performance.
A team will have to help build Green-Beckham’s game both on and off the field but will be rewarded if he matures.His off the field issues will hurt his draft stock, but I expect a team to gamble on him in the middle or late first round.
The Texans are in the perfect spot to take a gamble on Dorial, but Owner Bob McNair has a track record of staying away from certain personalities. I do see him working well Coach O’Brien who can manage characteristics other coaches stay away from.