He ended up with four.
Is there a cause for concern with Beasley?
Consider Beasley revealed he played the entire season with a torn labrum. Consider Beasley was expected to be "the guy" for an Atlanta defense seriously lacking pass rush ability.
Above all, consider this: rookie pass rushers typically don't post double-digit sacks. In fact, they rarely make an immediate impact.
Only 28 rookies have totaled 10 or more sacks since sacks became an official stat.
Think of some of the league's household names when it comes to edge rushers: Justin Houston, Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Robert Quinn and J.J. Watt are just a few.
Four of those players finished with less than six sacks in their first year before getting to the double-digit mark the following year. Miller, drafted in 2011, had 11.5 sacks. He and Aldon Smith (14) are the last two players to reach double-digit sacks as rookies.
It wasn't all bad for Beasley in his rookie campaign.
He had the best game of his young career back in Week 16, and his strip sack of Cam Newton ended the Carolina Panthers' perfect season.
According to Pro Football Focus, he finished with 33 quarterback hurries. Only the Arizona Cardinals' Markus Golden had more among rookie edge rushers with 35.
Once Beasley learns the nuances of his position — and if history is any indicator, that will happen in Year 2 — those hurries will turn into sacks. And when that happens, watch out.