Dorial Green-Beckham drafted by Titans

The first OU player comes off the board for the NFL Draft with wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

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Dorial Green-Beckham
Oklahoma / 6'5 / 237 lbs
  • WR
  • [2] #8

Analysis

DGB was arguably the hottest and most coveted prospect in the Class of 2012. He signed with Missouri and had a super two year run with the Tigers before being dismissed from the team. Green-Beckham caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He transferred to Oklahoma but never played a down in Norman. Now he comes into the NFL Draft with character questions off the field coupled with physical attributes for the position that has coaches, scouts and GMs drooling. This kid has elite size (6-5/237), speed and athleticism. No he’s not Calvin Johnson but he’s pretty close physically. DGB is a specimen with a very high ceiling if he does things the right way.

Dave-Te' Thomas Player Evaluation

The first representative from Oklahoma to be selected in the 2015 NFL Draft never played a game for the Sooners, but wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham wants it to be known he’s an OU guy.

And now he’s a Tennessee Titans guy as Green-Beckham was chosen by the Titans with the 40th overall pick and eighth pick in the second round Friday night in Chicago.

Thought to be one of those border guys between the first and second round, Green-Beckham had to wait one more day to hear his name after it wasn’t called in the first round Thursday.

Green-Beckham, a former five-star recruit from Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest, spent his first two years in college at Missouri before being dismissed from the team last spring because of off the field issues.

His relationship with OU coach Bob Stoops and then-wide receivers coach Jay Norvell made OU an easy choice for Green-Beckham to consider transferring to in order to continue his career, and OU welcomed him with open arms in the summer.

Green-Beckham’s appeal to the NCAA was denied, and he never did play a snap for the Sooners. But the year off the field didn’t diminish his ability on it, and the time off proved crucial to show he could take care of business off the field just as well as he could dominate on it.

Green-Beckham, in his two years with the Tigers, had 87 catches for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns. At OU, he was a vital member to the scout team to keep himself in shape and ready for this moment.

Silent throughout his entire time at OU, Green-Beckham spoke to the local media for the first time at OU’s pro day. It was there where he said he will always consider himself a Sooner going forward.

Green-Beckham should be the first of many OU players selected in the next two days, with as many as seven players possibly getting chosen in the final six rounds.


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