Final Evaluation: David Beedle

Just days away from National Signing Day, Spartan Digest gives our final evaluations on the members of the 2014 Michigan State recruiting class. This is not a star ranking, but a look at a prospects overall physical ability and on field ability. We continue with defensive lineman David Beedle.

The secret to the success Michigan State has enjoyed since Mark Dantonio took over the Spartans football programs has been finding athletes who fit their style of play and by developing players who have yet to reach their full potential.

In our final evaluation series, we look at more than just highlight film as we evaluate athletic ability and future potential.

We work on a 1-to-5 scale in each area with five being the highest grade a prospect can receive.


Prospect needs major work in area: = 1
Prospect rough on the edges in area: = 2
Prospect is where he should be in area: = 3
Prospect shows major promise in area: = 4
Prospect is above average in area: = 5


David Beedle bring great physical size and showed the ability to dominate the competition during combines and camps with his physical traits. Solid speed good enough to chase down quarterbacks and ball carriers. Grade: 4


This is one of the areas that set Beedle apart from others over the course of his recruitment. With his physical size and the ability to set up a solid base and keep his balance, Beedle is able to use his agility and surprising quickness to cause problems for offensive linemen. Grade: 4


In the Spartans summer lineman camp, Beedle impressed with his ability to use his great strength and flexibility to defeat all those who got in his way during one-on-one drills. Has solid physical strength and the ability to recoil in both the upper and lower body to be explosive. Grade: 4


A safe prospect as he could also move over to the offensive line if the need arises. Beedle has the frame to anchor in the middle while also showing the ability to step outside and use his athletic ability to create match-up problems. Right now we fully expect the Spartans to look at keeping the majority of his play inside and with a year in the Spartans strength program he should be pushing for back-up reps early in his career. Grade: 4

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