Prospect Profile: Jordan Beck

Jordan Beck School: Cal-Poly
Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 233 40: 4.55 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Won the '04 Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in Division IAA. Led the team in tackles setting a school record last year posting 135/18.5/5.5, also intercepting 4 passes and breaking up nine more. Junior totals included 128/13/4 after a sophomore campaign of 113/ 13/4.5

Positives: Tough, active linebacker constantly around the ball. Quick to diagnose the action, instinctive and takes good angles to the play. Efficient, plays sideline-to-sideline and excels in coverage. Gets depth on drops, easily runs with opposing tight ends or backs and displays solid ball skills. Outstanding leader on the defense. Works hard in run defense and sacrifices his body to make the play.

Negatives: Undersized and swallowed up at the point. Slowed through the trash laterally and easily knocked off balance by the initial block.

Analysis: A productive collegian four years running, Beck possesses the physical and mental make-up to play at the next level. Has the underlying athletic skills to project to the weak-side yet his penchant to snuff out running plays also makes Beck a good fit on the inside of a 34 alignment. Moving up draft boards after a terrific combine performance.

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