The one-time fierce pass-rusher Vic Beasley hasn’t been able to replicate his 16 sack effort from 2016, but he’s still an exceptional talent and someone the Detroit Lions should take a flier on during the NFL free agency period.
Beasley has rebounded from a poor 2018 campaign in nearly all areas of his game when it comes to tackling efficiency, his quarterback pressures, run defense, pass coverage (although it’s not his forte), and total defense.
Beasley at 28-years old would provide a stable, consistent pass-rush on the opposite side of Trey Flowers, who isn’t a pure pass-rusher. Flowers is a guy who filters sacks elsewhere as he’s regularly double-teamed. Flowers plays the run exceptionally well, and always starts with his hand in the dirt. Beasley at times lines up with both hands on the ground in a sprinter type stance but can also rush the passer out of a stand-up end look.
With two games remaining, Vic has an opportunity to have a double-digit sack season once again. He currently sits at 8. Beasley has made 25 tackles, 21 QB hurries, 3 hits, and 32 total pressures. Just a year ago, Beasley missed a whopping 14 tackles. He’s only missed 6 tackles in 2019.
One thing to also keep in mind, Beasley regularly lines up on the left side of the defense, or against the opposing teams’ right-tackle. A perfect fit in Detroit as Trey Flowers frequently lines up on the right side of the defense.
Beasley will become an unrestricted free agent and someone the Detroit Lions should keep an eye on.