In a year in which the NFL Scouting Combine lacks a little in terms of star power, one of the more intriguing stories is wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.
The former Oklahoma and Missouri wideout found trouble at every turn in college, never actually playing a down for the Sooners after getting tossed out of his previous school. He was accused of pushing a woman down a flight of stairs, among other infractions.
He took the podium Thursday with a forthright tone, admitting he regretted his past actions.
“I’m young, I made mistakes,” he said. “All the decisions I made, I wish I could take them back, . . . I know what’s at stake.”
For Beckham, his professional future is at stake this week. He’s a physical freak, who has been compared to players such as Calvin Johnson and Randy Moss.
But he’s going to have to convince the NFL he can be a good teammate and be available.
That will be decided as much by his demeanor with teams, and his ability to convince them he has changed.