Published January 22, 2014 - 9:20amNEW: Follow on facebook -
SDS is continually counting down the top 25 players in the SEC for 2013, and we’re not stopping until we get to No. 1. I know you’ll agree with every single one…
No. 24 Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri (SO)
2013 stats: 59 catches, 883 yards, 12 TDs
Why he’s No. 24: Want to talk about a breakout year for the former No. 1 overall prospect Dorial Green-Beckham? He had a banner year for the Tigers, and he started to blow up his sophomore season.
DGB looks more like an NBA power forward at 6-6, 225 pounds, and he played above the competition. He was a mismatch against smaller corners, and he finished the season tied with Mike Evans for the league-lead in touchdown receptions with 12. DGB averaged right at 15 yards per catch and only averaged 4.2 catches per game.
He recorded three 100-yard receiving games and three games with more than one touchdown reception. DGB caught four touchdowns against Kentucky and two each against Arkansas State and Auburn in the SEC Championship. He was making a strong case for the SEC’s most explosive receiver during the second half of the season.
The biggest thing DGB needs to worry about now is staying out of trouble. He was arrested recently on a marijuana-related charge, the second while at Mizzou. If he can keep it together one more year and stay out of trouble, DGB is on his way to a first-round projection in 2015’s draft and on to becoming a very wealthy young man.
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