Terry Beckner Jr, DT, Missouri #5

6032, 305, 5.08


Notes: From East St. Louis, IL. Recorded 27 tackles, 8 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 PBU and 1 FR in 10 games before suffering a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee in addition to some meniscus damage and a bone bruise in 2015. Was arrested during a traffic stop in January 2016 for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and was temporarily suspended from the team. Had 24 tackles, 2 TFL and 1 FR in 7 games before tearing his left ACL in 2016. Started all 13 games and collected 35 tackles, 11 TFL, 7 sacks, 1 INT (returned 49 yards) and 2 PBU in 2017. One of five team captains for the 2018 season.

Positives: Very quick, physical and athletic. Explosive off the ball. Penetrates and disrupts. Swims through blockers with ease at times. Exceptional with his hands. Understands placement and works on his technique, footwork and reading of blocking schemes. Shows good recognition skills and ball awareness. Physically and mentally tough, having come back from two significant knee injuries.

Negatives: Injury history will require medical checks.

Summary: Maybe not quite as athletic and talented, but has drawn comparisons to former Mizzou and current NFL defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Impact player if healthy.

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