Travis Beckum-Scouting Report

Here is Travis Beckum’s scouting report from draftcountdown.com:

Strengths:
Excellent athleticism…Great speed and quickness with a burst…Long arms…Very soft hands…Terrific body control and ball skills…Good leaper…Smooth and runs good routes…Can get down the seam and stretch the field vertically…Shows some elusiveness after the catch and runs hard…Will work the middle and catch the ball in traffic…Able to line up all over the field…Super  confident…Impressive production. 

Weaknesses:
Just average height and bulk…Small hands…Not very physical and weight room strength doesn’t transfer…Leaves much to be desired as a blocker, especially in-line…Intelligence has been questioned…Has been labeled as immature by some…Durability’s a concern..’ Tweener? 

Notes:
Was one of the Top 100 recruits in the country coming out of high school…Began his college career as a linebacker, playing in ten games and recording two tackles in 2005…Moved to tight end in 2006, despite never playing the position before, and took over the starting job…Set the Badgers record for receptions by a tight end in 2007 and led the nation in receiving yards at his position…Named 1st Team All-Big Ten as a junior…Underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum after the 2007 season…Was hampered by a hamstring injury early on in 2008 before having his senior season ended prematurely by a broken left fibula, which required surgery…Is in many ways a wide receiver in a tight ends body…Can also line up out wide or in the slot and is a mismatch waiting to happen…Probably would’ve gone much higher had he not been hurt as a senior and could be had at a bargain point in the draft…One-dimensional pass catching threat who might fit in best as an H-Back in the NFL…In the mold of Dustin Keller


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