As he prepares for Year 2, one ESPN expert said he believes Beasley will have a strong sophomore campaign.
Former NFL player and ESPN Insider Matt Bowen named Beasley was one of five rookies "ready to pop in Year 2." Joining Beasley on the list are Dorial Green-Beckham of the Titans, Jeremy Langford of the Bears, Quinten Rollins of the Packers, and Clive Walford of the Raiders.
You can read the entire breakdown here (Insider). This is a snippet of what Bowen had to say about Beasley:
Beasley recorded only four sacks in 2015, which is low for a top-10 pick. But I caution against looking only at box scores to analyze his production: Beasley progressively improved over the course of the season, based on the tape I watched. That's a sign of development at a position in which rookies often struggle. It's hard to consistently win on the edge in the NFL.
Beasley said he played the entire season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, an injury he refused to use as an excuse. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Beasley will not have to undergo shoulder surgery.
The Falcons need Beasley to be dominant next season as they try to fix a broken pass rush. They finished last in the league with 19 sacks. Getting Beasley some pass-rush help up front will help the cause.