You may remember that when Vic Beasley spoke to the media at Clemson's pro day back in early March, he said that he grew up following the Falcons and that being selected by Atlanta in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft would be "a dream come true."
It wasn't just his lifelong love of the team that appealed to Beasley. After meeting new Falcons head coach Dan Quinn at the Combine, Beasley was impressed. Per Pro Football Talk, Quinn told Beasley he would fit nicely into the Falcons' new defensive scheme in the LEO role, and Beasley liked Quinn's approach.
Well, Beasley's perspective on Atlanta hasn't changed. Per Reid Ferrin at AtlantaFalcons.com, the Clemson standout was a guest on 92.9 The Game in Atlanta on Tuesday, and he emphasized that he would love to be a Falcon. Beasley also discussed what type of NFL player he plans to be.
"I just want to be the best player that I can be," Beasley said. "I'm going to try and be a Pro Bowler every year. I'm reliable, dependable, and I'll be ready to go as soon as the first game comes around."
Beasley certainly sounds like he has the talent, work ethic, and focus to thrive at the next level, and he absolutely would fill a position of considerable need for the Falcons. The only issue is that seven teams are currently scheduled to pick before Atlanta on draft day, and it's possible that if Atlanta wants to bring Beasley home, they'll need to affect a trade to move up in the order.
Still, it's hard to ignore the fact that Beasley not only has the skill to be an impact player right away at a position of great need for the Falcons, but he would also really, really like to be a Falcon, as he said himself. "I would love to play there (in Atlanta)," said Beasley.
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