Beal was a third-round supplemental draft pick by GM Dave Gettleman back in 2018. He was highly thought of coming out of Western Michigan, with some believing he would’ve been a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Giants jump on the possibility that Beal could turn out to be that type of player for them, forfeiting a third-round pick in that 2019 Draft in the process.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case from the start, as Beal suffered a shoulder injury that ended his rookie campaign. And then he had to go back on the IR in 2019 due to a hamstring injury.
Beal would opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, but in June 2021, he plead guilty to a couple gun charges that stemmed back to a June 2020 arrest in Ohio where he had a concealed weapon after getting pulled over. He was cited for marijuana possession and a traffic violation as well.
But overall, injuries didn’t help Beal’s case. And with additions to the roster like Adoree’ Jackson, Aaron Robinson, Darnay Holmes and others since he was drafted, the depth chart got saturated around Beal.
The 25-year-old played just nine games with three starts, six of which came in 2019 and three games with just nine total snaps this season.
Source: Yahoo Sports