Doug Pederson used four words to describe newly acquired Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham: "Big, tall, physical, and strong." Howie Roseman added that the 23-year-old pass catcher is "incredibly talented." Green-Beckham's pedigree would suggest these statements from the Eagles are true. He was the No. 1 overall high school football recruit in 2012. He was also the 40th overall player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft.
But don't just take their word for it. Watch college and NFL highlights of the newest Eagles receiver below and you can see watch the coaching staff is talking about.
Green-Beckham's jump ball ability is real impressive. The Eagles haven't really had a receiver who's been able to do things like that in quite some time. He should be able to help the Birds in the red zone.
If you want to see more than just highlights, here's a video featuring every DGB target during the 2015 season.
Learn more about Beckham from this 2015 NFL Draft scouting report.
Strengths - Imposing physical specimen with outstanding height, weight and speed numbers. Smooth, effortless strides to chomp up cushion and blow by overconfident corners. Runs routes with forward lean and can activate second gear when he chooses. Rare catch radius with ability to pluck would-be interceptions and turn them into catches. Has soft, sure hands. Can see a throw late and still haul it in. Able to drive cornerbacks down the field and then break route off for wide-open look underneath. Shows flashes of special ability when ball is in the air. Plus body control. Can twist and contort in any direction in order to get his hands on a throw.
Weaknesses - Play strength is a major concern. Struggles to free himself from press coverage and can be taken completely out of his routes. Runs sloppy, rounded routes. Fails to set up his breaks and frequently leads cornerbacks to his destination. Slow to adjust routes and find open space against zone. Fails to create the separation that is potentially available for him at top of routes. Rarely looks to body up cornerbacks and keep them out of the throw. Suspect work ethic. Awareness of footwork near sideline an issue. Considered a problem child at Missouri. Suspended twice by Missouri and arrested twice for marijuana-related incidents. Kicked off team at Missouri in April 2014 after details of his alleged role in an alleged burglary were released by Columbia, Mo., police. He allegedly shoved a female student down some stairs during the alleged incident, but no charges were filed. Missed entire 2014 season.
Bottom Line - Long-strider with vertical ability to change a game and the catch radius and body control to make the difficult look easy. However, Green-Beckham struggles against physical cornerbacks, and is raw as a route runner with poor instincts when it comes to getting open. It's easy to bet on the traits when a receiver has high football character and is a willing worker, but teams could pass on the traits early in the draft due to his perceived lack of work ethic and overall character.
Here's a look at the DGB spider graph because let's be honest who doesn't love spider graphs.