SEC’s top 25 players of 2013: No. 24 Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham


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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  • he is certainly headed in the right direction with his production on the field. but he could be headed in the wrong direction off the field. I’m sure nothings going to come out of this last incident but he should never be in circumstances where incidents like this one can occur

  • Jon, good pick, but I hope you will consider some under-reported things: When he has to do something creative to get open, he hasn’t learned how yet. In my opinion he had average receiver coaching last year and average receiver coaching in 2013. He has a mind that thinks he will just succeed because of his gifts, not a mind that says he has to learn and develop and perform, this is why he only looks great when he gets the ball in space. He is flunking arm and shoulder strength 101. Maty Mauk will make him look better but he will make Mauk look worse. Having pot-head friends is a statement that mediocrity and worse is ok with him, It’s not just a matter of not getting caught in their cars when they have pot. Reference Bryan Burwell’s, St. Louis Post Dispatch article, it’s is right on. My hope is that he is reading these and deciding he wants to be a committed to quality and excellence

  • it needs to click that millions of dollars are at stake. and you are right Wolfman. I believe he has the physical attributes just not the mental ones. he seems lack a little determination. the better receivers in the SEC are determined to get the ball.

  • It’s do or die for DGB on and off the field. He put himself in corner that will hopefully show him the value of his size and skills and most importantly… the opportunity he has. He has no more rope in his collegiate career, which may be over. That’s sad, he could use some serious mentoring and I wish him godspeed in these critical lessons he has to learn.

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