Travis Beckum Scouting Report
Position: TE Ht. 6-3 Wt.: 243
BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who totaled 23/2064 as a senior in six games. Missed the first two contests of the year with hamstring problems then suffered a fractured fibula in late October which ended his season. Junior totals included 75/982/6 after 61/903/5 as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Athletic, pass-catching tight end coming off an injury-plagued campaign. Quickly releases off the line into routes, immediately gets to top speed, and makes the difficult reception in contorted positions. Runs well laterally, making the reception in stride. Goes up in a crowd, extends and catches the pass away from his frame. Consistently gets into the secondary creating mismatches.
NEGATIVES: Has a thin build and not strong at the point. Gives effort blocking, yet he gets marginal results. Coming off a pair of leg injuries.
ANALYSIS: Beckum is a terrific athlete and an outstanding pass-catching tight end who's been Wisconsin's go-to receiver the past three years. He's best suited to a system that will put him in motion and reduce his blocking responsibilities. Although not a tight end for everyone, Beckum could be a productive starter in a West Coast/timing offense.