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Report: Dorial Green-Beckham could sit out 2014

Dorial Green-Beckham, Mark Murphy

Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham could sit out the entire 2014 season and enter the NFL Draft in 2015.

According to Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com, Green-Beckham could be preparing to follow the path previously traveled by LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu. Mathieu was dismissed by LSU prior to the 2012 season for a violation of team rules. Soon after being dismissed by LSU Mathieu checked into a drug rehab center in Houston but his stay was brief so he could return to classes at LSU. Later that fall he was arrested for possession of marijuana, and he then entered the NFL Draft in 2013. Mathieu was drafted in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals despite missing a season of football.

Green-Beckham was suspended by Missouri indefinitely for a violation of team rules in April. Just days later the school dismissed Green-Beckham. With a checkered past behind him, where Green-Beckham ended up next was anybody’s guess. It was commonly thought a program from the FCS would end up being the most likely destination but Missouri State kept its distance and despite earlier reports it appears Eastern Illinois has not made a move to bring in the former top recruit in the country.

Time will tell just how this all plays out for Green-Beckham, but there are pros and cons to both situations, playing or not playing. On the one hand, it could be beneficial for Green-Beckham to work hard and focus on football this fall even at the FCS level, but as long as he can find a way to stay out of trouble and can concentrate on training for the next level, there may not be much standing in the way when it come to being drafted by some NFL team. His stock has already dropped and it will be tough to work up to first or even second round material at this point, but reducing the risk of injury is a benefit to not playing this fall.

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6 Responses to “Report: Dorial Green-Beckham could sit out 2014”
  1. woebegong says: May 27, 2014 12:42 PM

    Just my opinion but I think he really hurts himself by sitting around dormant for a season. Go to some FCS school for a year and provide a small college with some high lite film and keep your head in the game. That is, unless your past has done so much damage you can’t find a school, willing to put up with you. In the competitive world of college football though, I find that kind of hard to believe. Priority number one though is grow up and start acting like a responsible person. The NFL doesn’t always put up with crappy personal behavior, so he needs to change.

  2. pacific123ocean says: May 27, 2014 12:54 PM

    Go to rehab while sitting out!

  3. phinfanatic84 says: May 27, 2014 10:08 PM

    If he can play than the NFL will put up with crappy personal behavior. See Big Ben, the Pouncy Brothers, PacMan Jones, Ritchie Incognito, Mike Vick, Ray Rice, etc, etc.

  4. pawloosa says: May 27, 2014 10:12 PM

    This guy represents all that is wrong in the game today with the entitlement mentality… He has done nothing at the FBS level to merit the attitude that sitting out for the year is ok and he’ll still be draft worthy… What a waste of God given talent too…. Players all over the college landscape bust their a$$ day after day year after year to have the chance to be drafted and fulfill their dream and along comes this POS…
    I’d take a 3 star athletes who is physically/mentally tough and ready play on a team over any 5 star diva like DGB any day of the week (2x on Sunday!!)…

  5. kvt7280 says: May 28, 2014 12:40 AM

    Go the Junior College route if no one will take you at Mizzou St. or Eastern Illinois. Junior College will be cheaper and if he dominates, it’s 2nd rd pick range for him.

  6. dhardy8207 says: May 28, 2014 11:15 AM

    You know it is so easy to sit back and take pop shots at these youngsters who hold a wealth of talent but not the focus.. I’m sure if the truth were known on this here blog, most of us would be forced to admit that we partook of our own share of mischief during those young adult years.

    I don’t think sitting out would be a good thing for him. He atleast needs to stay busy to keep him from futher runins with the law since it is obvious that he can’t seem to escape their attention.

    I wish this young man some stability in his life and I hope he gets his head together for the sake of his future.

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