by Luke Treat
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Former Missouri Tiger and Hillcrest Hornet Dorial Green-Beckham will wait anxiously tonight with his family in Springfield to see if he hears his name called for the NFL Draft.
Green-Beckham is widely considered a first-round talent, but off-the-field issues may cause him to slip to the second round or later. DGB was the top wide receiver prospect coming out of high school in 2012. He was named second-team All SEC in 2013 after hauling in 59 catches for 883 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Run-ins with the law in 2012 and 2014 have caused some teams to wonder if Green-Beckham has the maturity to handle the pressures of being an NFL player. Last year, DGB was dismissed from the Mizzou football program for an incident where he allegedly pushed a woman down a short flight of stairs. Green-Beckham transferred to Oklahoma University where he hoped the NCAA would waive his one year of ineligibility due to transferring. The NCAA upheld the ruling and he did not play last season for the Sooners, but he did spend the year on the team’s scout team.
The six-foot-five inch, 237 pound wide receiver ran a 4.49 forty yard dash time and leaped 33 and half inches at the scouting combine in Indianapolis back in February.