Cooper Beebe’s Draft Profile | Kansas State, OL Scouting Report

Kansas State's Cooper Beebe is one of the most experienced and versatile linemen in the 2024 NFL Draft circuit, but where does his scouting report land him?

If you’re an offensive line junkie, odds are you know who Cooper Beebe is. The Kansas State blocker was one of the best in college football, and now, he’s expected to be an early-round 2024 NFL Draft pick with his scouting report.

Cooper Beebe Draft Profile and Measurements

  • Height: 6’3 1/4″
  • Weight: 322 pounds
  • Length: 31 1/2″
  • Wingspan: 78 1/8″
  • Hand: 9 1/4″
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • School: Kansas State
  • Current Year: Redshirt Senior

Two-time, back-to-back Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year. The first consensus first-team All-American offensive lineman in Kansas State football history. These are honors that only Beebe can boast.

With over 40 career starts and playing experience at left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle, Beebe was a combined elder statesman and Swiss Army Knife for the Wildcats’ offensive line while also gnawing at defenders each and every week.

NFL evaluators love experience, versatility, and physicality, and Beebe has all those things to the highest degree. At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, he reaffirmed his athleticism with a phenomenal testing session.

At around 6’3″, 322 pounds, Beebe ran a 5.03 40-yard dash with a 1.74 10-yard split and also logged a 9’1″ broad jump, a 4.61 shuttle time, and a 7.44 three-cone near the 96th percentile among guard prospects.

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Overall, Beebe earned a Relative Athletic Score (RAS) of 9.27, good for the 108th-best mark ever by a guard, out of almost 1,500 historical results.

On the surface, Beebe checks every box there is to check. But looking at his scouting report as a whole, where exactly does he rank in a strong 2024 NFL Draft OL class?

Beebe’s Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Hyper-dense and well-leveraged lineman with elite mass and physicality.
  • Has great burst and range when he’s able to pull and attack defenders in space.
  • Has the lateral mobility to keep rushers in front of him and quickly adjust his alignment.
  • High-effort, tough-as-nails blocker who plays to the whistle and punishes defenders.
  • Can leverage his base and frame density into awesome knock-back power at the point.
  • Flashes exceptional upper body torque for his size when sealing and clearing lanes.
  • Squatty, heavy-handed blocker who easily bends his knees, leverages, and stays square.
  • Has enough hip flexibility to hinge out of his stance and pull across the front.
  • Has the core and lower body strength to drop the anchor and stall out power rushes.
  • Synergetic pass protector who can violently load and re-exert his hands on extensions.
  • Jolts out of his stance with urgency and can levy successive extensions with quickness.
  • Can flash his hands to bait DL into extending, then latch inside his opponent’s frame.
  • Alert pass blocker with active feet and a wide base who can pick up stunts in stride.
  • Assignment-sound and high-IQ run blocker with veteran patience and angle awareness.
  • Day 1 position flex lineman with experience at both guard and tackle spots.

Weaknesses

  • Doesn’t always channel elite explosiveness and energy out of his stance.
  • Has below average length and reach, which can compel him to lurch at times.
  • Lacking length does detract from his peak raw power capacity and displacement.
  • Naturally, with his densely built frame, can be a bit stiff when recovering hip leverage.
  • Tightly wound frame makes it difficult at times to drive pads without losing balance.
  • Sometimes drifts too far upright blocking at the second level, detracting from base load.
  • Occasionally drifts upright in pass protection and exposes his torso to power.
  • Doesn’t quite have elite grip strength and can be wrenched off-balance by swims.
  • Could make a more concerted effort to avoid opening his hips and giving space.
  • On occasion, can be more patient and proactive with his independent hand usage.

Current Draft Projection and Summary

Beebe carries a top-64 grade on my 2024 NFL Draft board and would be a stellar addition anywhere in the early-to-mid Day 2 range. Round 1 may be rich for Beebe, but he’s a steady lineman in every sense of the word — and those pay dividends.

“Reliable” is the first word that comes to mind when watching Beebe’s tape. It’s a word backed up by his reputation as one of the best blockers in college football. His four-position versatility and experience alone will earn fans, but at guard, he translates particularly well.

Beebe is a hyper-dense and compact blocker with elite mass, and with his frame comes exceptional strength and power capacity. He’s also an exceptional athlete for his size. He explodes off the snap, bounds into space with stellar range, and has great natural leverage.

Beebe’s physical tools safely pass the threshold of a starter, but his high floor is his chief selling point. Beebe’s pass sets are always clean and controlled, and his hands are fast and efficient. As a run blocker, his elite football IQ and angle awareness always keep him in the right place — and it’s all melded together by brute competitive toughness.

Of course, physical tools also play a role in the mitigation of Beebe’s upside. While he’s a great athlete, he doesn’t have elite flexibility or recovery capacity. He also lacks elite length — which in turn impacts his grip strength and siphons some power away on his punches.

Expanding on Beebe’s flexibility issues, with his dense, tightly wound frame, maintaining pad level and using controlled lean can sometimes be an issue. These issues, when combined, give Beebe a slightly lower ceiling than his early-round counterparts.

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Having said all this, athletic, steady, physical, and position-versatile linemen are always valued at the NFL level, and Beebe fits all of those qualifiers.

Beebe can be a rock-solid starting guard right out of the gate, and he can grow to become an impact starter with scheme versatility early in his career. Going further, his ability to play different spots and set the tone could make Beebe an integral glue piece for a decade on end.

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