While San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick continues to work on his craft at EXOS in Arizona, he’s not the only one putting in work.
In fact, the most-talented wide-receiver prospect in this year’s NFL draft WR Dorial Green-Beckham has been working out with Kaepernick and the two have built some chemistry during their time together. (click video below)
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However, despite being the most talented wide-receiver as one NFL scout compared him to WR Randy Moss–DGB has been removed from numerous draft boards for his off-the-field behavior.
CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco wrote up a piece on DGB and his off-field drama saying:
“Green-Beckham allegedly unlawfully entered the residence of his girlfriend in Columbia, Missouri in April. According to a police report, he allegedly assaulted her by pushing her down at least four stairs. He was not arrested and no charges were filed.
That incident, along with two previous marijuana-related arrests, led to his dismissal from the Missouri football team. He went there as the No. 1 rated prep receiver in the nation. Green-Beckham was denied an NCAA waiver last season that would have allowed him to play immediately after transferring to Oklahoma.”
So with all this baggage surrounding DGB, should the 49ers draft him? DGB had this to say during the NFL combine.
“I proved I’m a better person by just showing them how mature I’ve grown,” Green-Beckham said. “These last few months have been real tough for me. Missing the whole season and missing playing with my teammates and just missing football, period.
“Just looking from the outside in and seeing things that I’ve never seen before, I just want to take advantage of that and just make sure that I’m there to help my teammates and make sure I’m the best guy I can be off the field and try to show everybody I’m capable of doing those things.”
I know it all sounds good and dandy but let’s be honest. He had a year to prep for these types of interviews and was coached up on how to respond to the media.
With that being said, it wouldn’t surprise me by any stretch of the imagination if GM Trent Baalke and the 49ers select him 15th overall. From a talent standpoint it would be a steal and the 49ers already drafted another troubled prospect from Missouri back in 2011 with talented OLB Aldon Smith.