One of my favorite things to do is to plan the Great Annular Pebumbral Eclipse festival. It does not happen a lot but when it does- what a party!
How do I plan the festival? Well I find a planet that can view it. Then I organize a huge PR campaign. We send out flyers, we advertise on television and radio, we call people at their homes – we even go door to door.
And the whole planet buys into the festival. Every alien on the planet takes the day off work, gets their kids and spouses, sets up a picnic blanket and gets ready to view the eclipse. They all are so happy before the eclipse. Its beautiful.
But not quite as beautiful as watching them all get vaporized.
Oops…did I forget to mention that you can’t look at an Annular Pebumbral Eclipse and not get vaporized…my mistake…
No…it’s not a mistake…that’s what I do. I destroy planets. I love my job.
Kendell Beckwith also loves his job. He destroys offenses.
We mentioned a few linebackers this offseason already. Beckwith is probably the most physically gifted ones I have mentioned. And that should be no surprise to anyone. he played at LSU and LSU is always stacked with talent. You have to be physically gifted to even see the field at LSU.
This 6’2 245 linebacker comes from a long line of SEC defensive players who play at the next level. When you watch Beckwith, his tackling stands out as being fundamentally sound. Over the last 2 years Beckwith has had 150 tackles.
But its more than tackling. Its playmaking. He’s a big hitter and he does a great job fishing the QB in limited opportunities. beck with had 3.5 sacks in 2015.
But what Beckwith really is heralded for is his coverage skills. He might not be as good as some one like Myles Jack in coverage but he is not far behind.
Beckwith has also been pretty durable in his career. He played in 33 games over the last 3 years. That is no small achievement in the physical SEC.
Beckwith won’t be a secret. You won;t be able to fool an unsuspecting planet like you can with an eclipse. LSU gets noticed by scouts. In Beckwith’s case he has been on the scouts’ radars since he was in high school. He was one of the most sought after prospects in the country coming out of high school.
That said – he is a devastating to an opposing offense was an lethal eclipse can be. That’s why when comparing Beckwith to an alien weapon of destruction, I compare Beckwith to an Annular Pebumbral Eclipse.
Go ahead…take a look if you dare!
You can watch Beckwith here vs Mississippi State