Beasley gets his grade back

FT. LAUDERDALE - Earlier this month, Vic Beasley told reporters that he would take off for the NFL if he received a first-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

A second- or third-round grade would leave him with some thinking to do. Beasley told CUTigers on Tuesday morning that he got a second-round grade.

"I haven't made a decision yet," he said.

Line mate Grady Jarrett believes Beasley will have a nice career in the NFL, whenever he decides to make the move.

"If he does go -- the sky's the limit for him," Jarrett said. "I wish him the best. I hope he can, whatever guidance he has, is really helping him. It's his decision. Just pray about it, talk to the family and it's on him."

The grade, Beasley said, is right around what he thought it would be.

"I know I can move up into the first-round if I decide to come out," he said.

But that's still up in the air.

"I haven't really considered thinking about it, just really focused on this game. I'll decide after the game," Beasley said.

He's done plenty to put himself into that position. With 20 sacks in his last 25 games, Beasley has been one of the country's most productive pass rushers in each of the last two seasons.

Ohio State left tackle Jack Mewhort, was voted to the AP's All-American third-team, will be charged with trying to keep Beasley out of the Buckeyes' backfield.

"He's very quick off the edge, kind of a speed rush guy, but he can also give you a little bit of power too. I've been preparing for him since the bowls got drawn," Mewhort said. "I think it's going to be a great challenge for me. I'm really looking forward to it. I think it's going to be a lot of fun."

Mewhort said Beasley is a "little more unique" than any end he's faced from the Big 10.

"I think it's a combination of speed and power, which will make any player a good football player. A defensive end, that's a good thing to have," Mewhort said. "He can run around you, or if he chooses to, he can take it right to you or take an inside move. He's got a three-way go. He's got a good motor. He's very good with his hands.

"If you're not prepared for him, he'll get the best of you. So that's what I'm working on right now, just on his inside move, right through me, and going around me. If I can prepare for those three moves, I should be all right."

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