Cooper Beebe NFL Draft Prospect Profile and Scouting Report

Kansas State OL Cooper Beebe - 2024 Scouting Report and Profile

Name: Cooper Beebe 

School: Kansas State

Year: Senior

Position: OG

Measurables: 6’4”, 335 lbs. (per KSU Athletics).

Combine:  40yd: 5.03, 10-yd: 1.75, Vertical 27.5", Broad: 9'1", 3-cone: 7.44, 20-yd shuttle: 4.61, Bench: 20 reps.

 

General Info:

Despite a high school career that saw Cooper Beebe play for Team USA in multiple under-19 international competitions, Beebe was not a highly sought after recruit coming out of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas. 247Sports considered him a composite three-star prospect: the 1416th ranked player nationally and the 93rd overall Defensive Tackle—his position in high school. Beebe only received three offers—one from Minnesota, where his brother was playing TE, and one from each of the major schools in Kansas. Initially it appeared Beebe would commit to the Kansas Jayhawks, but after a bizarre meeting with a coach who told Beebe not to come play for them, he joined Kansas State—and what a coup that would be for the Wildcats.

Beebe only appeared in two games as a true freshman, allowing him to keep redshirt status in his first year.

As a redshirt freshman in 2020, Beebe started eight of the nine games he appeared in. Seven of those games were at Right Tackle, where he excelled, before moving to Left Guard for his final start. During his first season as a full-time starter for KSU, the Wildcats gave up some of the fewest sacks in D1 Football and had a wildly efficient red zone offense.

Beebe changed positions again in 2021, starting 13 out of 13 games at Left Tackle for the Wildcats and was phenomenal. Following the season, he became the youngest KSU lineman named to All-Big 12 First Team since Dalton Risner in 2016 and received several votes for Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year. He was not credited with a single sack over the course of the year. Additionally, while all of his starts were at Left Tackle, he showed his versatility, taking some snaps at Right Guard; his fourth offensive line position since switching sides of the ball.

2022 was another stellar season for Beebe, despite another positional change. He moved to Left Guard full time. That season, KSU had a dominant rushing game, ranking 15th nationally and had the 2nd most total yards in school history. Beebe was named a First Team All-American by practically every outlet there is, and his campaign for Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year was much more successful than it was the year prior. He also served as a team captain for the 2022 season.

Although he likely would have been drafted had he declared after 2022, Beebe decided to return to KSU for his redshirt Senior season. He also returned to Left Tackle, starting all 13 games there. Following the season, he was named an unanimous All-American, and was a finalist for numerous awards including the Outland Trophy, the Lombardi Award, and the William V. Campbell (the so-called “Academic Heisman”). And in case his versatility hasn’t been mentioned enough… he took three snaps at Defensive Tackle!

As his eligibility expired following the season, Beebe officially declared for the 2024 NFL Draft. Though he accepted his invitation to the annual Reese’s Senior Bowl, Beebe wound up electing not to participate. He has also been invited to the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, and is expected to do measurable and positional drills. 

 

Positional Skills:

Strengths:

26 starts at Left Tackle, 14 starts at Left Guard, 8 starts at Right Tackle, and a handful of snaps at Right Guard. Although Beebe profiles as a Guard in the NFL, the enormous amount of experience he has at almost every position on the line is incredibly appealing. Teams will be in love with his versatility.

This is a man with a LOT of mass. At 6’4” and 335 lbs (pending his official Combine measurements), Beebe is a dense, hard to move Offensive Lineman who plays with natural leverage. He looks the part of long time starting Guard in the NFL.

Classic “Guard with a mean streak.” I am hesitant to outright call Beebe a mauler because I think that conveys some athletic force that Beebe might lack, but that attitude is definitely there. He’s hardtack tough and takes every snap to the whistle.

One of the higher floor Offensive Lineman in this draft class. There are some questions about his overall ceiling due (again) to questions about his overall athleticism, but Beebe is could well be a day one starter at Guard. Five years of college ball have created a seasoned, technically sound player.

Weaknesses:

Beebe is not an unusual athlete for an NFL player. Aside from impressive strength, the KSU product’s other athletic traits are closer to “functional” than they are “above-average,” particularly when looking at explosiveness.

Part of the reason Beebe profiles as a Guard in the NFL is because of his short arms and dense build. Beebe can engage any defender he encounters, but he struggles to displace and can be taken off balance attempting to compensate for his physical limitations.

Occasional bouts of impatience sometimes subvert his general technical capability. I talked about being taken off balance by defenders in my previous note, but sometimes Beebe takes himself off balance because he is too quick to bite. He’ll lunge at opponents at times and lose the advantages his weight and strength provide him.

 

Fit with the Packers:

Green Bay, quietly, could use some depth at Guard. Jon Runyan is a free agent, and Royce Newman is Royce Newman. While Zach Tom is certainly a capable fill-in, I think the Packers would like to keep him at Right Tackle where he excelled last year. Elgton Jenkins is still a stud, and Sean Rhyan seemed to be coming on strong last year, but injuries happen and Green Bay should absolutely be trying to find an upgrade for Newman. The Packer’s love of versatile linemen is very well documented, and Cooper Beebe absolutely fits that mold. He would instantly be the top backup at both Guard spots, and could potentially take some snaps at Tackle if Green Bay is really in a pinch. Ideally, Beebe can push Rhyan for a starting spot and potentially become a full time starter if Rhyan or Jenkins leave in free agency at some point in the next few seasons. Though Beebe probably doesn’t have Pro Bowl upside, he ought to be a starting quality Guard in this league for a long time and would be a fantastic pick in the Third or Fourth rounds of the draft, even if he isn’t the caliber of athlete that Green Bay tends to like.

 

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MooPack's picture

February 23, 2024 at 09:11 am

I think Beebe is one of the safest guys in the draft. I try to get him in all sims I do. If the Packers can’t get one of the top OL, Beebe should be on the short list to grab.

Could be a Cooper draft with Cooper DeJean in the first and Beebe.

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Leatherhead's picture

February 23, 2024 at 01:54 pm

I take him in the sims when I can, but it's usually at #88. He rarely last that long, but if we could get a pick around 70-75 he's often available in that window.

Today, at nflmockdraftdatabase, he went at #57. I did some trading around and ended up with:

29 Graham Barton
41 Tyler Nubin
58 Cam Kitchens (this is the lowest I have seen him)
73 Trey Benson
88 Sedric Van Pran
89 Braelon Allen
91 Kiran Amegadjie

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jannes bjornson's picture

February 23, 2024 at 04:38 pm

All the CBs, and safeties with high grades are gone by #25

#25 Morgan LT
T.Sweat is gone at #33

#4 1Tyler Nubin S
#58 C .Beebe OG
#91 Cole Bishop S
#62 Caelen Carson CB
#127 M Kneeland Edge
#168 Isiah Davis RB
#204 Kimani Vidal RB
#216 G Greenfield OT
#243 D, Muasau LB
#253 Easton Gibbs LB
#254 McClellan RB

Free agent play for Willie Gay @LB and Kendall Fuller @ CB. [They have the money].

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golfpacker1's picture

February 23, 2024 at 10:24 am

I am with you MOO. If Suamataia, DeJean, or a top 4 CB doesn't fall to #25. I try to trade back to early 2nd where I start off by snagging Beebe, then Nubin or Kinchens, followed by a top CB-usually T J Tampa. That really fills 3 holes with guys that could start, contribute, and be upgrades from Day 1. Plus, the fact that Tampa is 6'2 200lbs runs 4.4s and is a lockdown corner who could take Eric Stokes place and not skip a beat.

I thought I had researched Beebe, but I had no idea he has so much position versatility. Very similar to Dominic Puni-Kansas who I also covet for GB. The fact that these two can move all over and have excelled at both positions would make for 2 great picks/upgrades for GB in the first 3 rounds. Essentially you are drafting 4 players in picking Beebe & Puni. Puni even played Center in the Senior Bowl.

My mocks lately have been grabbing 2 O-line in our first 5 picks along with S, CB, and RB. I have eliminated LB from that group and gone after Tyrece Knight-UTEP or Trevin Wallace Kentucky in later rounds. Cooper is clearly the best LB in the draft. I really like Wilson too, but 2 knee and 1 shoulder surgeries hurt his value. The other "Best" LBs, Colson, Gray and Trotter are really the same as Knight & Wallace.

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MooPack's picture

February 23, 2024 at 10:42 am

Maybe they could corner the market on Coopers by going Cooper DeJean, Edgerrin Cooper, and Cooper Beebe.

The funny thing is that’s possible.

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Cheezehead72's picture

February 23, 2024 at 11:20 am

If I go out and buy three Cooper tires I get the fourth free does that work here.

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Johnblood27's picture

February 23, 2024 at 12:02 pm

Go with the Coopers, baby!

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Johnblood27's picture

February 23, 2024 at 12:03 pm

"Cooper drives the boat, Chief"

oops, wrong movie...

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LLCHESTY's picture

February 23, 2024 at 01:44 pm

A lot of Packer fans seem to believe bigger is always better. If you look at the kind of linemen the Packers draft this guy doesn't fit. Limited athletes are not outside zone linemen. Maybe he surprises at the combine but it's not likely.

I think the Packers could really use a player with a mauler mentality but they also have to be an athletic fit. Last week Wahle said "If I push a guy over the pile I know he's coming to kill me on the next play and I have to be okay with it." Luckily there's some athletic O linemen in this draft that have a good mix of that mentality and some good athleticism.

Christian Haynes is the kind of IOL that should be on the Packers(and their fans) radar. The footwork on this before the finish is outstanding.

https://twitter.com/BillyM_91/status/1760415180490481804?t=fKXCkN3vNhlkZ...

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GregC's picture

February 23, 2024 at 05:59 pm

That's exactly what I thought when I saw his weight: 335 pounds. I think that would be an unprecedented weight for a Packer guard, and bigger than just about any OT they've had as well. (We'll see what happens with Caleb Jones.) Hard to see them taking this guy, even in the later rounds.

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LLCHESTY's picture

February 23, 2024 at 06:12 pm

I already linked something in this article but Mike Wahle broke down at few of the OTs in the draft and he talks about the limitations of guys that are too tall or too big. Obviously there are the Uber athletic players that can overcome it, like Ogden, but for the most part it's really not the advantage a lot of Packer fans think it is.

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barutanseijin's picture

February 23, 2024 at 02:51 pm

Gotta have that RAS to be a Packer. I don’t see them drafting this guy.

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baldski's picture

February 23, 2024 at 05:12 pm

Also, I think too heavy for what the Packers drafted before.

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BAMABADGER's picture

February 23, 2024 at 09:10 pm

One of the best lineman in this years draft. He could immediately step in for Runyon, or left guard and move Jenkins to center. At either guard position, the Packers would significantly up grade the run game. Beebe is a football player, loves the game. He is a big nasty to set the tone for the offense. I’d pick him in the second round. Cooper will be a force at guard for the next decade. GPG!

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