Beckwith could be really, really good with this philosophy. I'm not sure he's going to fake anyone out of their shoes... but he could probably play any of 4 positions at any time. He runs with both power and speed. He has the size to be a very effective blocker.
Some new coaches are fairly honest about what they have when they take over a new team. I remember when Majors came to Atlanta before his first season back home as the new head coach. He was asked about his team and he responded with something like this, Well we are jot very big , but we are SLOW. It turned out he was right on with his statement. In many ways, it is smart for a new coach to not praise what he has seen during the short period after he takes the new job.
In the case of last years Freshmen, I am not sure anyone knows if the talent is good or bad. Covid set everything back and there was a number of times when practices were called off, even during the Summer and Fall workouts that 15-20 players could not practice because fo Covid or isolation because of exposure to Covid.