Vic Beasley grew up in Adairsville, Ga., a small country town about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta. His hometown is nothing like Atlanta—it is the country. Beasley grew up fishing in the woods of Adairsville and playing the piano when he wasn't running around outside playing sports. He was not a national recruit; he was a high three-star prospect and did not have the long list of SEC offers, but he had the one that counted: Clemson.
Beasley was a raw athlete coming out of high school: he speed, length, and potential. He used all that and added some to it finishing his career at CU with 33 sacks and 52.5 tackles for loss. As productive as he was, his best football is still ahead of him. He is so laid-back, but he is hungry, and he plays with a chip on his shoulder. Beasley's recruitment was not like many of the top picks in the NFL Draft, so he plays like he has something to prove.