Tavante Beckett overall scouting report
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Indian River (Chesapeake, VA)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8462)
Accolades: First Team All-CUSA (2019-20)
Big hitter. Fills the hole aggressively. Want’s his presence felt. Good range and takes solid pursuit angles. Good wrap up. Might make a good ROVER in the NFL. Not big enough to cover tight ends. Will be limited due to his lack of size. Can be too aggressive when attacking gaps. Strong tackler.
Explosive, violent player. Extremely athletic. Takes good pursuit angles. Fluid hips, capable of changing direction quickly. Almost gave up a big touchdown run because he didn’t wrap up the running back and tried to shoulder him. Reads and reacts very quickly. Fantastic hit power.
Overall: 79 (late day two)
What to expect in the NFL Draft
I have him graded a bit higher than most NFL teams would – but that’s because I’m going off of the tape and what I am seeing. My grading system doesn’t have a way to “knock” people for being undersized. Regardless, Tavante Beckett is an impact player in this role as a nickel defender – someone I would expect to see off of the board before the sixth round.
Like this hit by Tavante Beckett that was a world-class NFL-caliber tackle.
The Rams could most certainly target him with their fourth-round compensatory pick.
He might not play immediately, especially with Terrell Burress looking to expand his role, but he offers an immediate impact on special teams.