STRENGTHS - Beauharnais has good thickness for the position and has room to add to his frame. He demonstrates the ability to play with base and leverage and keeps his feet to drive through the ball carrier and finish tackles. He flashes short area quickness, which allows him to avoid blockers inside.
WEAKNESSES - Beauharnais is a limited athlete that lacks the speed and agility needed to operate in space. He lacks the explosiveness to close effectively on plays in front of him and looks choppy and awkward when moving laterally or dropping into coverage. He does not read run keys consistently and consequently is at times late moving toward the ball. This allows blockers to get on to engulf him quickly, as he also does not use his hands well to fend off blocks.
SUMMARY - Steve Beauharnais looks the part "on the hoof," but is unlikely to become a starter in the NFL because of his athletic limitations. He is a one-speed player that struggles to cut off the boundary on outside runs and at Rutgers was not part of the nickel package because of his struggles in coverage. On runs inside he will at times take false steps and lose gap integrity, and also tends to get tied up with blockers too easily. He's worth a late round pick because he has the frame and ability to anchor that should eventually translate well to the inside run game, but he will need to improve his read and react skills as well as his hand usage. Beauharnais will need to make an early impact on special teams in order to make a final roster, but look for a team that runs a 34 front to select him before time runs out on day three.