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Odell Beckham Jr. | Wide Receiver

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193

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Giants selected LSU WR Odell Beckham with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
The Giants have been hinting that they aren't sold on Rueben Randle as their Hakeem Nicks replacement. Now it's confirmed. Beckham (5-foot-11, 198) reminded us of a bigger, faster Antonio Brown on college film. He's also drawn Greg Jennings comparisons. Displaying pro-ready route-running chops and separation skills, Beckham caught 143 passes in three seasons in Baton Rouge, gaining 2,340 yards (16.4 YPR) with 12 touchdowns. He added two punt-return scores. Confirming his explosive athleticism in Indy, Beckham ran 4.43 with a 38 1/2-inch vertical. NFL Films' Greg Cosell ranked Beckham as this year's No. 2 receiver prospect behind only Sammy Watkins. Beckham is a good bet to make noise in year one, both as an outside receiver and home-run threat on returns. Thu, May 8, 2014 09:31:00 PM

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Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes that the 49ers plan to be "aggressive" to move up to land LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.

"The San Francisco 49ers have let it be known they plan to be aggressive on draft day and use their arsenal of top 100 picks to move up. Sources tell me right now they believe the target is receiver Odell Beckham," Pauline wrote. While the price for Mike Evans may be too rich, ODB could be in reach with the number of picks that the 49ers possess. Pauline mentions that sources say "the Niners may not want to meet Michael Crabtree’s price tag in free agency next March," and signing Beckham Jr. would offer the 49ers with a back up plan.
Wed, May 7, 2014 05:17:00 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports that an NFL personnel director told him that, even though the Jets like LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr., he's not sure if they will trade into the top 10 for him.

"One personnel director told me Odell Beckham a better prospect than Evans. Jets really like OBJ, but not sure he'd be worth trade into top 10," Cimini tweeted. According to's Ian Rapoport, it's been rumored that the Jets were "very hot" on Beckham Jr, but trading up in the top ten could be too much to give up, with such a deep wide receiver class full of talent. If Odell Beckham Jr. does drop in striking range, the Jets could potentially pull the trigger if he is first on their board.
Wed, May 7, 2014 03:33:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports that the Jets are looking to trade up for LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.

"Mentioned earlier the Jets are looking to trade up. Their target is the Top 10, and I’m told they are very hot on LSU WR Odell Beckham," Rapoport tweeted. It's possible that ODB will be gone by the time the Jets choose at No.18, and moving up for the LSU prospect may be the only option. The 49ers and Jim Harbaugh have an open line to brother John Harbaugh and the Ravens, who hold the No.17 pick. It's also been rumored that the 49ers have heavy interest in ODB's services, and would be willing to trade up for him. With that being said, the Jets will have decisions to make come Thursday night, if they plan to select Beckham Jr.
Tue, May 6, 2014 07:02:00 PM

The Eagles are "talking to at least two teams in the mid-(first)-round neighborhood" about trading up, according to The MMQB's Peter King.

King notes the target could be LSU receiver Odell Beckham Jr., "but the cost could be too rich for the Eagles’ blood," adding Marqise Lee could be the consolation prize. Beckham is an outstanding talent, working vertically with speed and an ability to win at the catch point, along with flashing yards after catch skills with the ball in his hands.
Source: The MMQB
Mon, May 5, 2014 10:51:00 AM's Ian Rapoport notes that he would not be surprised to see the Cowboys target a WR in the first round.

"I would not be surprised to see the Cowboys target a WR in the first round to play alongside Dez Bryant. If (Odell)Beckham or (Marquise)Lee are there at 16," Rapoport tweeted. The Cowboys cut veteran Miles Austin in the off season, due to the emergence of Terrance Williams and Austin's big contract. Rapoport mentioned that it's possible the Cowboys could get more weapons for Tony Romo and "embrace being pass-happy."
Sun, May 4, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Former NFL general manager Charley Casserly said Friday on NFL Network's "NFL AM" that LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. is the third-best receiver in this draft, and he doesn't see a receiver going until Picks No.18, No.22, and No.23.

Casserly called Beckham Jr. the "third-best receiver in this draft" and referred to Beckham as "a faster Michael Crabtree." Casserly believes that after Clemson's Sammy Watkins and Texas A&M's Mike Evans are off the board he doesn't see a receiver going "until the Jets at 18, Philly at 22 and Kansas City at 23." The three previous mentioned teams are all looking for a receiver like Beckham, who is an explosive wideout, with great route running skills and the ability to stretch the field. Look for the Tigers prospect to come off the board in the middle of the first round.
Fri, May 2, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Scouts that spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel compared LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. to Marvin Harrison and Greg Jennings.

"No holes that I can see," said one scout. "I think he will be great." In addition to having no noticeable weaknesses, Beckham goes 5-foot-11 1/4 and 198 pounds and runs a 4.3 forty. "Little bit of a diva but he is tough," another scout said. "More of an outside guy but he can stretch the field. Very, very, very explosive. Intriguing player." Beckham collected 143 catches for 2,340 yards (16.4) and 12 TDs over the past three years.
Thu, May 1, 2014 01:49:00 AM

The 49ers are "very interested" in LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr., according to the San Francisco Chronicle

They're going to need to trade up to get him, but luckily San Francisco has a war chest of picks and a reported interest in packaging some of them to improve its first-round slot. Beckham figures to go somewhere around the middle of the first round, with the upside of sneaking into the last few picks of the top 10. Beckham (5-foot-11 1/4 and 198 pounds) ran an official 4.31 forty at the combine and posted a 10-yard split of 1.50 seconds.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 10:07:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports that the Miami Dolphins plan to bring in LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. for a visit.

The Dolphins have several receivers on their radar that they could take in the first or second round, starting with LSU’s Odell Beckham, USC’s Marqise Lee, Mississippi’s Donte Moncrief, Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks and Florida State’s Kelvin Benjamin. It looks like the Dolphins could be looking for a future star wideout sooner than later. Odell Beckham Jr. is an explosive prospect with good instincts and the ability to stretch the field. With Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace's future up in the air, the Dolphins could use another dynamic play maker, who could also help out on special teams right away.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 07:24:00 PM

LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks will both visit the Jets this week.

Jets coach Rex Ryan has made an offseason priority out of improving the team's WRs. Despite the additions of Eric Decker and Jacoby Ford, New York isn't done shopping. It would be a slight surprise if Beckham reaches the Jets at No. 18, but Cooks could be in play.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 06:00:00 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl believes LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.'s instincts, vision, and acceleration to find and exploit seams as a returner are all "exceptional" traits.

"Explosive athlete!" Weidl tweeted. Neither the game tape nor his measurements will deny that fact. Beckham (5-foot-11 1/4 and 198 pounds) was a star of the combine, posting an unofficial forty time of 4.31 and a 10-yard split of 1.50 seconds. The Tigers' star is capable of taking huge chunks of yards on bubble screens, slants and crossing routes, but you can also send him deep. In addition to the speed and athleticism, he'll go up and get the ball in contested situations.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 03:45:00 PM

LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. had dinner with the Steelers on Tuesday, and also met with the 49ers and Bills this week.

Pittsburgh is known to be extremely interested in Beckham, though it's no longer a guarantee that he'll be on the board at No. 15. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said recently that he wouldn't be shocked if Beckham snuck into the top 10. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin attended Beckham's pro day Wednesday in Baton Rouge.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 06:29:00 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. could sneak into the top 10.

"Every now and then you have a player go in the top 10 (and) nobody saw it coming. How about WR Odell Beckham Jr. from LSU," Jeremiah said. "This is a player a lot of people are excited about. And if we see a guy like Sammy Watkins potentially go with that No. 2 overall pick, and then you see Mike Evans go early on, I think Odell Beckham Jr. is next in line. What he can do in the passing game -- go up and get the footblal, run after the catch, can stretch the field vertically, and then the added bonus (is) he's an outstanding returner. So to me, he's a wild-card player. I think people might be shocked on the outside, but a lot of love for him inside the league." The Bills at No. 9 are a possibility, as are the Lions at No. 10 if they fail to trade up for Sammy Watkins and see Mike Evans come off the board before their time.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 05:45:00 PM

LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. "will be a superstar at the next level," according to NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks.

The 5-foot-11, 198-pounder is an "explosive playmaker" with the "speed and elusiveness to produce fireworks at the drop of a hat," according to the analyst, who compared him to Victor Cruz. "Beckham is fast enough to run away from defenders on the perimeter, yet displays the power and toughness to run through arm tackles in traffic," Brooks wrote. "Thus, he regularly turns short passes into big gains on bubble screens, slants and crossing routes. Not to mention, he's a home-run hitter on vertical routes."
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 04:44:00 PM