Cooper Beebe (iOL) – Kansas State / Senior (5th year)
6’4”, 335 Lbs. (Unofficial)
2022 Stats: 14 games at LG; 0 sacks allowed; 1 penalty
Awards: 2022 First Team All-American (The Athletic, ESPN, FOX Sports, Sporting News); 2022 Second Team All-American (Associated Press, CBS Sports, Pro Football Focus, USA TODAY); 2022 Honorable Mention All-American (Phil Steele); 2022 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year (Coaches)
Measurables: (Available post-combine/pro day)
RAS: (Available post-combine/pro day)
Games Watched: 2022 @ Oklahoma; 2022 @ TCU; 2022 vs. Alabama (Sugar Bowl)
Strong and powerful, smart and competent. Beebe plays with a high motor and anger/finisher mentality that endears OL-men to coaches, teammates, and fans alike. In pass protection, he anchors very well and is very difficult to push back and basically acts as a wall, absorbing initial attack and bull rushes. Strong grip. Resets his base well, which is important for OL-man success. In the run game, he’s a mover and uses his great strength to clear defenders from lanes. He gets out to the second level pretty well using his nice athleticism seeks contact, and he likes mauling. Did not allow a sack in ’21 (as a LT), and did not allow a sack and just one penalty in ’22 (as a LG). Also plays on Special Teams. Kansas State has had a very decorated and successful Offensive Line for the past few seasons, and Beebe has been a key part of it.
Lateral agility and foot quickness — overall pretty athletic for an OG/OT, but his feet aren’t the quickest and his short area quickness is a little lacking. And I want to stress that I’m trying to pick areas of improvement and so I’d pick these two, but honestly I’m nitpicking. Leans and lunges a little too often too trying to get his strong arms and grip engaged, but this is correctable. In pass protection, once he’s engaged it’s pretty much game over for the pass rusher, but quick D-linemen can give him some problems at times.
Versatility on the Offensive Line is key these days and Beebe provides that experience, having played at a high level at both Guard and Tackle. In 2020 started at RT, 2021 at LT (and took snaps at LG), and 2022 at LG (and took snaps at LT). Got better each year at each subsequent position. He will be a very good OG in the NFL but may even offer legit potential as a swing-Tackle in case of emergency, and if coaches see him that way it should solidly put him in 1st Round discussions. If not, then as of this writing and this writer’s opinion he’s no worse than a 2nd round value (and 1st round, even if not deemed a capable NFL swing-OT). Team Captain (so he’s a leader) in ’22 and 4.0 GPA (so he’s no dummy).
Completed by: Joe Knows (@JoeJ_Clark), 09/11/23