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Odell Beckham | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
College: LSU
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Giants GM Jerry Reese admitted the team is concerned about first-round rookie WR Odell Beckham's "tweaked" hamstring.
"He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday. Obviously there is a concern," Reese said. Beckham first injured the hammy in the spring, and then re-tweaked it on his first route on the opening day of training camp Tuesday. Coach Tom Coughlin said after Wednesday's practice that he has no idea when Beckham will be back on the field. Rookie receivers tend to struggle in year one anyway, so any missed practice time for Beckham is a concern. Jerrell Jernigan ran with the starters in three-wide sets on Wednesday. Jul 23 - 4:33 PM

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Giants first-round pick Odell Beckham battled a hamstring injury during the spring, and is unsure if it's back to 100 percent.

Beckham did say the balky hammy is "feeling a lot better," though. It's notable because hamstring injuries can linger, especially for receivers, and Beckham appeared to pull up lame on a deep route on his first rep with the first-team offense in Tuesday's first practice of camp. Beckham is expected to be the No. 3 or 4 option in the Giants' passing game in year one, operating mostly as a field-stretcher to clear space for Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.
Jul 22 - 2:33 PM

ESPN New York's Dan Graziano reports the Giants plan to use rookie Odell Beckham to "stretch out defenses" in a way that allows them to operate with quick-hitting options.

Beckham would essentially be a decoy, running clearing routes for Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. Graziano is skeptical Beckham will be able to beat press coverage and match up with physical corners, though "people around the league" think he can contribute right away. Beckham is the No. 54 receiver in Rotoworld's pre-camp rankings, with a projected 52/702/5 rookie-year line.
Jul 19 - 9:06 PM

Giants rookie WR Odell Beckham got in work with Eli Manning during the Manning Passing Academy.

Manning is in the same boat as the rookie trying to learn a new offense under OC Ben McAdoo. The duo practiced several routes and worked on the passing concepts and signals of the new offense. This extra work is positive for Beckham, but he is still unlikely to make a big fantasy impact in re-draft formats.
Jul 12 - 9:52 AM

NJ.com's Jordan Raanan believes the Giants "would likely sign for that right now" if Odell Beckham topped 50 catches and 800 yards with 4-5 touchdowns during his rookie season.

The average stat line of a first-round rookie wideout over the last decade is 41 catches, 565 yards, and four touchdowns. Say Beckham posted a 55-850-5 line, probably his rookie-year ceiling. That production would've placed him 34th among fantasy wideouts a year ago, in the Eddie Royal-Rod Streater range. Beckham should help the Giants in 2014, but probably not fantasy owners.
Jun 26 - 1:04 PM

The Giants' offense is utilizing three-receiver packages "on almost every play" during OTAs.

Beat writer Jordan Raanan described new OC Ben McAdoo's scheme as "a spread-'em-out offense that utilizes a "ton" of screen passes, "quick-timing horizontal patterns, and three-step drops." It's much different from OC Kevin Gilbride's old vertical attack, and resembles the Packers' system. Rueben Randle and Odell Beckham will play outside, with Victor Cruz manning the slot.
May 30 - 3:02 PM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said Odell Beckham was the best route-runner in the draft by far.

It's the main reason Beckham was the third wideout off the board at No. 12 overall. He's ready to get open at the NFL level right now, boasting the precision route-running that Rueben Randle has often lacked during his two years as a Giant. In ex-Packers assistant Ben McAdoo's new Giants offense, we envision Beckham as the Greg Jennings, Victor Cruz as the Randall Cobb, and Randle as the Jordy Nelson (ceiling) or James Jones (floor) on the outside.
May 21 - 9:33 AM

Giants agreed to terms with No. 12 overall pick WR Odell Beckham on a four-year contract.

As is the case with all first-round picks, the deal includes a fifth-year team option for 2018. Standing in at 5-foot-11, 198 pounds with 4.43 wheels, Beckham has NFL-ready route-running and separation skills. With Victor Cruz entrenched in the slot, Beckham is a good bet to enter Week 1 as one of the Giants' starting outside receivers. He'll be worth monitoring in re-draft leagues.
May 19 - 5:32 PM

The 49ers considered trading up for LSU WR Odell Beckham, but decided the price was "pretty stiff."

Beckham went to the Giants at No. 12. "The price of doing business when you’re trying to move from 30 up to the top 10 or close to the top 10 becomes pretty stiff," were the words of GM Trent Baalke. "And you’re giving up a lot of football players to go get one football player. And if you look at history, a lot of times that works against you." The Niners are a strong bet to take a wideout on Day 2.
May 9 - 1:18 AM

Giants selected LSU WR Odell Beckham with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

The Giants have been hinting they aren't sold on Rueben Randle as Hakeem Nicks' replacement. Now it's confirmed. Beckham (5-foot-11 1/4, 198) reminds 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.
May 8 - 9:30 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated Thursday that Odell Beckham is "the name I hear the most" concerning teams trying to trade up.

Either Beckham has a really good agent, or teams are genuinely infatuated with him. Mort said some clubs even have Beckham rated higher than Mike Evans on their draft board, which was previously rumored to be the case with the Bills, who draft at No. 9. Mort indicated he expects Beckham to be a top-ten pick.
May 8 - 4:51 PM

League sources tell WGR 550 in Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia that the Bills are "very serious" about potentially drafting Odell Beckham at No. 9 overall.

Barring several surprise moves in the top eight, Buscaglia believes the Bills will end up deciding between Beckham and North Carolina TE Eric Ebron. In the event Buffalo traded down, it could target Notre Dame G/T Zack Martin, per Buscaglia. As for Beckham, Buscaglia suggests there is "some thought" ODB is the Bills' No. 2-rated receiver, behind only Sammy Watkins and ahead of Mike Evans. If the Bills drafted Beckham, Stevie Johnson could be shown the door.
May 8 - 12:06 PM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, "nobody in the NFL will be surprised" if Odell Beckham is drafted ahead of Mike Evans on Thursday.

NFL teams seem smitten with Beckham despite his limited size (5'11/198), as he's been linked to clubs drafting as early as Tampa at No. 7 overall, Buffalo at No. 9, Detroit at No. 10, and the Giants at No. 12. We consider 9-16 to be the "sweet spot" for Beckham's draft slot. Our main takeaway from this Werder report is that perhaps Evans will not be drafted as early as people expect.
May 7 - 1:06 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets are looking to trade into the top 10, and are "very hot on" LSU WR Odell Beckham.

Beckham's media-perceived stock has been soaring in recent days, while he's now been linked to both the Jets and Eagles in potential trade ups. The Jets pick at No. 18, Philly at No. 22. The 49ers are also reportedly "very interested" in the 5-foot-11, 198-pound speedster. According to SI's Peter King, the Bills "love" him.
May 6 - 6:47 PM

Sports Illustrated's Peter King reports the Bills "love" LSU WR Odell Beckham.

The Bills are a candidate to jump up in the draft to potentially nab Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, but sticking at No. 9 overall and selecting Beckham wouldn't be a bad consolation prize. Ninth overall might be a bit high to grab Beckham, but his stock has steadily been on the rise. The Lions and Giants at Nos. 10 and 12, respectively, could also be eyeing the speedy wideout.
May 6 - 1:38 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Curtis Painter
RB1Rashad Jennings
2David Wilson
3Andre Williams
4Peyton Hillis
5Michael Cox
GLB1Andre Williams
2Rashad Jennings
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Peyton Hillis
FB1Henry Hynoski
2John Conner
WR11Victor Cruz
2Jerrel Jernigan
3Mario Manningham
4Preston Parker
5Marcus Harris
WR21Rueben Randle
2Odell Beckham
3Trindon Holliday
4Julian Talley
5Corey Washington
WR31Odell Beckham
TE1Daniel Fells
2Adrien Robinson
3Kellen Davis
4Larry Donnell
5Xavier Grimble
K1Josh Brown
2Brandon McManus