"I'm a very humble guy and a guy who's going to bring good energy to the locker room," Beckwith told SDBoltReport.com at the Senior Bowl. "I'm someone who's very explosive and is going to make plays."
Beckwith (6-foot-1, 233 pounds) certainly looked explosive at the Senior Bowl. Allocated to the same squad as USC's much-hyped linebacker trio (Rey Maualuga, Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews), he still found a way to stand out with his speed and nose for the ball.
LB Darry Beckwith
"Darry Beckwith has some real savvy in there and shows up," Del Rio said.
What remains to be seen is whether he'll show up in San Diego come April.
The Chargers could consider Beckwith if he falls to the bottom of the third round, depending on what other needs San Diego is able to address between now and the draft.
Beckwith would instantly become the most complete inside linebacker on San Diego's roster outside of Stephen Cooper. Matt Wilhelm struggles against the run; Tim Dobbins looks uncomfortable in space; and Brandon Siler is compromised when forced to drop deep.
Beckwith certainly looked NFL-ready during Senior Bowl practices.
"I think I've been having pretty good practices," he said. "This opportunity to come out and compete against some of the best college players is a great opportunity."
If the Chargers draft Beckwith, it would mark the third consecutive season in which General Manager A.J. Smith has plucked a player from LSU. The Chargers drafted WR Buster Davis in the first round in 2007 and traded up for FB Jacob Hester in the third round in 2008.
Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 15 years and covered the team since 2003.