As a redshirt freshman in 2004, Beason had 29 tackles, four for loss, and a sack. He developed into a force as a sophomore, finishing the year with 66 tackles, six for loss, and four sacks on the year. In his final season, Beason posted similar numbers with 66 tackles, eight for loss, 1.5 sacks, and an interception.
Beason is very active and aggressive on the field. He flies around the field trying to get to the ball carrier and delivers a blow when he arrives. He is a very good athlete with the ability to cover and the speed to run plays down sideline to sideline. Beason plays bigger than his size suggests and has the ability to play inside and stuff the run. He has developed into a team leader, and has experience at every linebacker spot.
The only real issue with Beason is his lack of ideal size. He is just a shade over 6' tall, and although he has a solid build, he probably will not get any bigger. At times it can lead to him being taken out of plays in the running game.
If Beason were a couple inches taller, he would be one of the first linebackers selected. While it is not enough to truly hinder him at the next level, it will hurt his draft stock. He is a very talented linebacker that can play a variety of roles, and could possibly crack the end of Round 1 when all is said and done.