Rams NFL Draft Scouting Report: ROVER Tavante Beckett, Marshall
By John Vogel
The LA Rams face one of their most important and challenging NFL drafts in the 21st century. After all, a team doesn’t do a trade where the team ships off a starting playoff winning quarterback, two firsts, and a third-round pick for a veteran quarterback to play the long game, now do they? And so, the Rams have bet a great deal on every player addition in 2021.
NFL Draft analyst John Vogel breaks down Marshall ROVER Tavante Beckett. How can Beckett potentially fit in the Rams defense in 2021 and beyond?
Tavante Beckett is a big hitter. At 5-foot-10 and 213-pounds, the outside linebacker from Marshall doesn’t fit the typical NFL linebacker build because of his size. Just because he’s smaller than most, it doesn’t mean that he can’t play. He’s explosive, very fast, and very violent.
Beckett transferred from Virginia Tech to Marshall in 2018 and sat out for a season due to the old NCAA transfer rules. When he arrived on the scene in 2019, he did an outstanding job – earning himself first-team All-CUSA honors. In 2020, he took it up a notch and was the conference Defensive Player of the Year.
We can rant and rave about the accolades and the career that Beckett had. Let’s instead focus on what Beckett could potentially bring to the Rams, and why we want to keep tabs on him.
First of all – What is a ROVER?