FB Forecast: TE Dan Beilinson

Fourth year junior has battled injury and an improving depth chart in Durham so far during his career. Now, fully healthy, could this be the year that he makes a climb up the depth chart?

Dan Beilinson

Position:
TE

Height/Weight:
6-foot-5 / 255 pounds

High School:
Cary (NC) / Panther Creek

Year:
Redshirt Junior

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2014 Review
Following a redshirt freshman season in 2012, Beilinson missed the 2014 campaign while recovering from an upper body injury. Through three years in Durham he’s been on the field for a total of 94 plays.

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  2015 Preview
If he’s back at full strength, Beilinson’s best path to the field is most likely on special teams at this point in his career. With Braxton Deaver coming back and David Reeves returning for a fifth season, there’s quite a mountain to climb in order to get snaps.

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TDD Projection
Injuries certainly set him back a season ago and have pushed him down the depth chart as he begins his fourth year in Durham. Deaver, the starter, is returning from a knee injury and could reasonably considered an injury risk in 2015. But Reeves has been a steady performer for several seasons and both Erich Schneider and Davis Koppenhaver have been charted above Beilinson to start the season. He could challenge to become the third string option, and would need in advance of next season - if he even returns for a fifth year in the program - as Tennessee Daniel Helm is considered to be the presumptive starter for 2016 and beyond.

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How he ended up in Durham
  Rated as a three star tight end, Beilinson picked Duke over North Carolina State and Wake Forest.

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High School Highlights
Three-year letterman at Panther Creek under coach Wayne Bragg… helped Panther Creek to a 26-13 record with two state playoff berths ... in senior season, caught 30 passes for 412 yards. [info from this last section gathered from GoDuke.com]

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