Dreams do come true for Vic Beasley

With draft day finally here, Clemson's Vic Beasley is on the verge of his dream being realized.

With his senior year well in the rear view mirror, not to mention a standout performance at the NFL combine and Clemson's Pro Day, the day Vic Beasley has dreamed about is finally here.

Draft day.

Beasley is in Chicago for this year's big event, expecting to go high in the first round. He'll be joined by Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive coordinator Brent Venables as well.

"It's a dream come true," he tells CUTigers.com. "This is what I've dreamed about my whole life and now that it's finally here it is hard to believe."

Beasley, like most prospects considered to be legitimate top 10 targets, doesn't have a firm grasp of where he'll go, but most mock drafts don't have him falling past Atlanta with the No. 8 pick.

Beasley, a Georgia native, admits that would be a great landing spot.

"It would, definitely," he said. "I grew up a Falcons fan but whatever team drafts me I'll be ready to go. I'm just excited to be a part of all of this. Wherever I end up, I'll be happy with it."

Jacksonville will be on the clock with the No. 3 selection and several analysts have indicated Beasley could be a target of the Jaguars. There is also the possibility of another team trading up to get him as well.

Chicago, Oakland and the Falcons have reportedly shown the most interest in the 2014 ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

If Beasley goes No. 3, he would be the highest draft pick in Clemson football history.

Not bad for a former three-star outside linebacker coming out of high school in Adairsville, Ga., eh?

"I remember when I committed to Clemson like it was yesterday," Beasley admits. "I made the best decision for me and for my family. I've never regretted it for one second. My career at Clemson was great, now I'm just hoping to take it to the next level."

He'll find out late tonight where the next level will take him.


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