Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Emmanuel Beal

Outside linebacker
School: Oklahoma | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0 / 212 | 40: 4.45 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.06
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2016 and 2017 after transferring from junior college. Led Oklahoma with 95 tackles (seven for loss) and posted a half-sack as a senior. Recorded 81 tackles (three for loss), two sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior.
Pos: 
Undersized, underrated linebacker best in space. Athletic, quickly moves to every direction of the field and flows well laterally. Quickly closes to the action, remains disciplined with assignments and sacrifices his body to make tackles. Easily changes direction, effectively makes plays in space and shows terrific awareness. Constantly around the ball and makes positive plays.
Neg: 
Slowed by blocks and engulfed at the point. Not a stout tackler and struggles to bring ball carriers down at the point of attack.
Analysis: 
Beal offers possibilities as a one-gap linebacker or potentially a strong safety at the next level. He has an underrated game and will very likely go undrafted in April, but he has a real chance to make a roster this fall.