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milkman
04-18-2005, 07:04 PM
I live in Grover Beach, Ca, about 15 miles south of San Louis Obispo.

The local ESPN affiliate does an hour local sports talk segement, and Beck, Cal Poly SLO LB was interviewed by the hosts.

When asked who had shown the most interest, his answer was the Kansas City Chiefs, who he visited last week.

Other teams, like Jax and Atlanta had worked him out, but the only team that had invited him to visit was KC.

Just thought I'd pass on.

KevB
04-18-2005, 07:14 PM
In that case, I fully expect the guy to be our 2nd round pick, despite the fact we could get him a round or three later.

tk13
04-18-2005, 07:16 PM
It seems like there are a lot of defenders out there who've said that we've shown the most interest...

milkman
04-18-2005, 07:19 PM
In that case, I fully expect the guy to be our 2nd round pick, despite the fact we could get him a round or three later.

No doubt.

Mr. Kotter
04-18-2005, 07:22 PM
I like this kid, or McCoy (who I understand is rising) for a 3rd-4th round OLB. :thumb:

eazyb81
04-18-2005, 07:25 PM
Nice, thanks for the info.

I wouldn't be surprised to see us pick Beck in the 2nd or 3rd round if we don't go with an OLB in the 1st. He seems to be a Vermeil type of guy and the only real knock on him is that he played against lower competition then other guys. He has great size (6'2" 235) and is the fastest OLB prospect in the draft (4.45 in the 40).

NaptownChief
04-18-2005, 07:29 PM
Looks like an outstanding athlete:



Jordan Beck
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Strengths: Dominated the small-school level of competition. Is a playmaker with natural football instincts. Was very durable and was a good leader in college. Has a great frame and continues to add bulk. A sideline-to-sideline pursuit player versus the run. Has outstanding top-end speed. Is an explosive player. Makes loads of plays in space. Takes adequate angles and has good pop as a tackler. Shows good upper body strength and hip explosion. Has excellent ball skills and is a playmaker when the ball is in the air. Has the athletic ability and speed to become a factor in coverage in the NFL. His leaping ability (41") is outstanding, as are his times in the short-shuttle (4.10), long-shuttle (11.25) and 3-cone drill (7.11).

Weaknesses: Level of competition is concerning. He freelanced in college and will need to learn to play more disciplined in the NFL. He needs to prove he can read keys and play within a scheme. He was a little bit over-aggressive in college. Takes too many false steps that he won't get away with in the NFL. Recognition skills in coverage are just decent and he has a tendency to bite on the play-action. Is undersized. Needs to improve his lower body strength. Must learn to take on blocks rather than skirting them. Also needs to improve his hand-usage and overall technique when trying to sift through traffic. He also has short arms and relatively small hands.

Overall: Beck played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2001, when he led the team with 73 tackles. He led the team in tackles in each of his four years as a fulltime starter. He broke the school single-season record for tackles as a junior in 2003 with 128 and then broke his own record as a senior in 2004 with 138. Beck also had 18.5 TFL and four INT's, two of which he returned for touchdowns. He was Cal Poly's first Buck Buchanan Award winner as best defensive player in Division I-AA. Beck played in the East-West Shrine game and also attended the combine, where he had a solid all-around workout. Beck played inside at Cal-Poly State but his best fit in the NFL will be at WLB. He absolutely dominated his level of competition and he has the speed, athletic ability and instincts to contribute at the next level. Beck has a good frame and continues to add bulk but he still lacks ideal size. He also will have a big transition from the DI-AA level, where he was allowed to basically roam free, to the NFL, where he will need to learn complex schemes, improve his technique and take on blocks more frequently. Jordan has enough proven ability and natural upside to take a chance on him in the fourth or fifth round range, but he will need time to develop and he may only contribute on special teams for the first two or three seasons in the league.

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yoswif
04-18-2005, 07:34 PM
Jared Allen preceded Beck as winner of the Buck Buchanon 1-AA defensive player of the year award. Allen reportedly interviewed real well with the Chiefs last year and played real well. After player of the year production, Beck ran under 4.5 in the 40 on a grass field in his workout. At 238 lbs.

the Talking Can
04-18-2005, 07:36 PM
wow...sounds like a great 2nd day pick, much like Allen...

milkman
04-18-2005, 07:48 PM
After his interview, callers that had watched Cal Poly talked about his dominating performances in the last couple of years.

Sounds like the kid has some potential.

ct
04-18-2005, 07:49 PM
I posted his bio a couple weeks ago, said this guy has KC 2nd round pick written all over him. Assuming we'll still have that 2nd of course.

the Talking Can
04-18-2005, 07:54 PM
I posted his bio a couple weeks ago, said this guy has KC 2nd round pick written all over him. Assuming we'll still have that 2nd of course.

hmm, maybe with our 3rd, which is basically a 4th...but a 2nd means epic, Kawika style melt down on ChiefsPlanet...

nascher
04-18-2005, 08:23 PM
Need Pick

keg in kc
04-18-2005, 08:24 PM
I don't remember what it was, but there was another thread a couple of weeks ago about this guy that made him look like a target.

milkman
04-18-2005, 08:31 PM
I don't remember what it was, but there was another thread a couple of weeks ago about this guy that made him look like a target.

Yeah, that's the reason I paid attention at all to the interview.

And it was coryt, just look up 2 posts.

I posted his bio a couple weeks ago, said this guy has KC 2nd round pick written all over him. Assuming we'll still have that 2nd of course.

eazyb81
04-18-2005, 09:19 PM
If we draft this guy, we are probably going to have to draft him in the 2nd round. He is projected as a 3rd rounder but our 3rd is practically a 4th because it is at the very end of the 3rd. If the Chiefs target this guy I wouldn't be surprised to see them take him in the 2nd. It would be a slight reach, but not as big of a reach as some of you act like it would be.

BIG K
04-18-2005, 10:06 PM
I live in Grover Beach, Ca, about 15 miles south of San Louis Obispo.

The local ESPN affiliate does an hour local sports talk segement, and Beck, Cal Poly SLO LB was interviewed by the hosts.

When asked who had shown the most interest, his answer was the Kansas City Chiefs, who he visited last week.

Other teams, like Jax and Atlanta had worked him out, but the only team that had invited him to visit was KC.

Just thought I'd pass on.

What up milk? :) I was going to pass on this same info to all of you on the Planet as well. I live about 20 miles north of Cal Poly and saw most of Beck's games. The guy is an absolute impact player! He sticks out like a sore thumb(in a good way) If he was not the first player making the tackle, he was the second or third. He was pretty much in on every play. He is very fast and has a great attitude. He talks consistently of carrying the weight of the defense on his shoulders. It would be awesome if the Chiefs picked this guy up but, whatever team drafts him, will have a diamond in the rough. Unfortunately, he played on a team that started out well but sputtered in the end. Beck's contribution from the start to the finish never faltered....The guy is for real.

jcroft
04-18-2005, 10:10 PM
He sounds like a real decent pick, but I don't see how we can nab him without reaching -- unless we get another pick in the late second/early third round.

milkman
04-18-2005, 10:21 PM
What up milk? :) I was going to pass on this same info to all of you on the Planet as well. I live about 20 miles north of Cal Poly and saw most of Beck's games. The guy is an absolute impact player! He sticks out like a sore thumb(in a good way) If he was not the first player making the tackle, he was the second or third. He was pretty much in on every play. He is very fast and has a great attitude. He talks consistently of carrying the weight of the defense on his shoulders. It would be awesome if the Chiefs picked this guy up but, whatever team drafts him, will have a diamond in the rough. Unfortunately, he played on a team that started out well but sputtered in the end. Beck's contribution from the start to the finish never faltered....The guy is for real.

Paso?

I knew there was another fan living here in my neck of the woods.
I couldn't remember who, though.

BIG K
04-18-2005, 10:29 PM
Paso?

I knew there was another fan living here in my neck of the woods.
I couldn't remember who, though.

Yup! Been a long while since we spoke. You were driving to Lompoc or Ventura to watch games last time we spoke (if memory serves me). I wonder did you ever get DirecTV? Cause' as you know, it really sucks living in raiduh and 49er territory being a Chief's fan.....

milkman
04-18-2005, 10:34 PM
Yup! Been a long while since we spoke. You were driving to Lompoc or Ventura to watch games last time we spoke (if memory serves me). I wonder did you ever get DirecTV? Cause' as you know, it really sucks living in raiduh and 49er territory being a Chief's fan.....

Wow, it has been a long time.

I was living in Lompoc and driving to Ventura.

I got DTV a while ago.
But for a couple of seasons, I was all over SoCal on the job, and never home to watch games, anyway.

But now I'm settled in, no more traveling.

BIG K
04-18-2005, 10:43 PM
Wow, it has been a long time.

I was living in Lompoc and driving to Ventura.

I got DTV a while ago.
But for a couple of seasons, I was all over SoCal on the job, and never home to watch games, anyway.

But now I'm settled in, no more traveling.

Glad to hear things have settled down for you! I knew I had the two cities in my mind for some reason...Great to re-connect with you. Since your living in Grov we'll have to hook up some time. Great to talk to you again but I gotta hit the rack. Send me a p.m some time and we'll talk! Later :)

milkman
04-18-2005, 10:46 PM
Yeah, I gotta catch some shuteye myself.

I send ya a PM in the next couple of days, and we'll see about hooking up.