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2015 Mock Drafts: Vic Beasley To The Redskins?

Each week leading up to the NFL Draft this year, will be bringing back its "Mock Madness," a compilation of what pundits and various media members believe the Redskins should/could do with their No. 5-overall pick.

Here's an extended look into CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's latest mock draft pick selection for the Redskins:

After an impressive combine showing last weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley's stock is soaring.

Once viewed as a possible mid-first rounder, the 6-foot-3, 248-pound Beasley is currently slated to go to the Redskins with the fifth-overall pick in's Dane Brugler's latest mock draft.

During his 48 games at Clemson, Beasley recorded 101 tackles, 52.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures, seven forced fumbles, two recovered fumbles and two touchdowns.

The two-time first-team All-American also had a stretch of eight consecutive games with at least one sack.

At the combine, Beasley showed that he's both strong and quick, as he had 35 reps on the bench press, ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash and jumped 41 inches in the vertical.

According to his profile, Beasley is an "explosive athlete who's always first off the snap."

"True edge bender who can torque hips and shoulders to turn corner. Has ankle flexion to dip and slalom around corner at difficult angles to block. Former running back with quick feet and fluid hips. Able to change directions and burst to target. Possesses potentially lethal spin move, but doesn't use it enough. Primarily a hand-in-dirt rusher but has played standing, too. Able to drop into space. Solid instincts and outstanding closing burst. Quick hands to swat initial punch. Hands will get even better and could become a major weapon with more coaching. Can embarrass tackles who lunge and miss."

Beasley's athleticism and playmaking ability has drawn pro comparisons to Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin.

In three seasons in Seattle, the West Virginia product has amassed 93 tackles with 16.5 sacks. BOTTOM LINE: Projects as 3-4 outside linebacker. Considered one of the best pure edge rushers in the draft, but needs more sophistication to his approach. Has speed and explosion to become an absolute menace for a creative defensive coordinator. High-impact talent but needs to crank up competitive nature in order to reach his potential.


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