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NFL Draft Profile for Beanie Bishop: An All-American Who Refuses to Fail



WVU Football DB Beanie Bishop leading the WVU defense

Beanie Bishop came to West Virginia in 2023 knowing it was his last chance to prove he’s an NFL level player. And Bishop did that and then some in his lone season for the Mountaineers.

However, Bishop’s success at WVU was not enough to earn him an invite to the NFL Combine, something that added more fuel to his fire. But for a player who told WV Sports Now that he know he’s elite when the ball is in the air, Bishop is hoping one NFL team will give him an opportunity to carry that chip on his shoulder to the professional ranks and see how far his confidence and skills can take him.

Beanie Bishop’s College Bio

The Louisville, Ky. native, who was a star at Western Kentucky before failing to make an impact in the Big Ten at Minnesota, helped swing momentum in big games for WVU, most notably in a Backyard Brawl win over Pitt. Bishop made 67 total tackles, deflected 20 passes, picked off four and even returned a punt for an historic touchdown in a bowl victory.

All in all, Bishop made the most of his time as a Mountaineer. In fact, he will forever be part of West Virginia history despite only playing one season at WVU. Bishop was named the program’s 13th consensus All-American for his 2023 season.

Teams to Watch

Bishop had pre-draft visits with the Cleveland Browns, Washington Commanders and even the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Could Bishop be a fit as a slot option for Mike Tomlin?

Pros for Beanie Bishop in NFL

  • Work ethic
  • Confidence
  • Won’t back down from anyone
  • Not afraid to get physical
  • Can run with most receivers
  • Gets hand on the ball
  • Ability to return kickoff and punts

Areas of Concern for Beanie Bishop in NFL

  • Should have come up with even more interceptions in 2023
  • Dropped picks
  • Undersized for a cornerback
  • May draw penalties
  • Issues locating the deep ball
  • Only had one successful season in a major conference

Big 12 Pro Day Testing

40 time: 4.39
1.82 “flying 20”
shuttle time: 4.15

Beanie Bishop Posts Fastest 40 Time of Any Player at Big 12 Pro Day

Draft expert Nick Farabaugh analyzed Beanie Bishop as an NFL prospect during his appearance on Mike Asti’s “Mike Drop” podcast.

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