Redskins UDFA Spotlight: Ryan Bee is a productive sack artist with a tough roster battle
What Bee does well
If there’s one thing that Ryan Bee brings to the field, it’s effort and energy. When he is on the field, his motor is always going, and he never gives up on a play.
Bee has solid technique as well. He plays with really good pad level and his hands are always active at the point of attack. His footwork is very good too, and that should certainly help him to get a leg up on the competition, as he will be able to win with his technique and length at the line of scrimmage.
Speaking of his length, Bee has a great frame for the NFL level at 6-foot-7. He is only 280 pounds (more on that later) but he has excellent size and as many say, size cannot be taught. So, if Bee shows good technique with his big frame, that could give him a chance to impress and showcase the upside that he has.
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Additionally, It’s apparent that Bee is a good tackler. While he doesn’t always perfectly square up his opponent when in pursuit, he uses his long arms to wrap them up. His pursuit is strong and thanks to his solid feet and change of direction ability, he should be able to make plays anywhere on the field.
Bee also is adept at getting his hands up into the throwing lane to bother opposing quarterbacks. this is extremely important, as it will give him a chance to knock down passes in the NFL and not just rely on getting to the quarterback as his one skill. In his four-year career at Marshall, he had seven pass defenses.
It helps Bee’s cause that the Redskins have one of the best defensive line coaches in the NFL, Jim Tomsula. Bee has the tools needed to become a quality defensive lineman and if Tomsula likes what he sees, he may be able to make Bee into a role player.
While there are a lot of areas that Bee looks good in, there are a couple of major areas for improvement as he looks to state his case for a spot on the 53-man roster.