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Odell Beckham

Eric from BBI : Admin : 4/29/2014 1:23 pm
Seems to be getting more love.
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He's pretty darn good...  
2ndroundKO : 4/29/2014 1:26 pm : link
but I'm not in love with him. If the Giants take him at 12 I'm fine with that I would really rather wait until rounds 2-3 before grabbing a wideout.
I like him  
ShocknAwe80 : 4/29/2014 1:33 pm : link
Definitely explosive!
He's good  
jeff57 : 4/29/2014 1:33 pm : link
Even though under 6 feet, he can play wideout. Fast, good hands.
reminds me  
M in CT : 4/29/2014 1:36 pm : link
of Nicks a little bit, actually, but looks to have better straight line speed. definitely an intriguing prospect. some of the plays he made in that video are incredible. particularly the catch at 0:45 and the catch and run at 0:50.
i'd rather have cooks  
DpeeFor2 : 4/29/2014 1:42 pm : link
please Giants draft cooks if your going WR in the first
Beckham and Lee?  
ANGPASS : 4/29/2014 1:44 pm : link
i like both but i learn toward Lee a little more.
ANGPASS : 4/29/2014 1:45 pm : link
i dont think he is getting MORE Love  
Blue Blood : 4/29/2014 1:46 pm : link
many people had him as the #3 receiver in the draft..
I like him but  
JonC : 4/29/2014 1:52 pm : link
would find it very difficult to believe he's 12th best player in this draft.

Don't get cute, NYG.
I wouldn't be mad  
sjnyfan : 4/29/2014 1:54 pm : link
but I'd rather have Cooks, who's slightly higher for me. Beckham, Jr. does deserve to be in the top half of the draft to me though. I could see him going to Baltimore.
Look at his cut-ups  
RAIN : 4/29/2014 2:01 pm : link
He is fast,strong,has huge hands, long arms, and speed to burn. He is a very good athlete that is a very good football player. He would contribute right away and impact the game.

He's better than Nicks coming out of college because he is much faster. Same change of direction, same hands, same wingspan.

Ideally we trade down and still have a shot at him, but I wouldn't be upset at #12. He's the Zach Martin of receivers for me. Safe.
Nicks is taller and has bigger hands  
jeff57 : 4/29/2014 2:03 pm : link
good player for sure  
Andy in Boston : 4/29/2014 2:08 pm : link
He reminds me of a more talented version of Steve Smith (USC -NYG). Has a little bit more of an ability to get downfield.
Supposedly his work ethic is in sane, and some people say he'll be a "pro's pro". #12 just seems high for him.
They took Ike Hilliard at 7  
jeff57 : 4/29/2014 2:12 pm : link
And Beckham is better.
Beckham is definitely reminiscent of Hilliard  
Milton : 4/29/2014 2:19 pm : link
I wouldn't say he's a better prospect. Hilliard was a helluva prospect before he got banged up early in his rookie year.
Boylhart had him 9th in his top ten.  
Ira : 4/29/2014 2:22 pm : link
Odell has the body control to adjust to the ball in the air and make the tough down the field catch. He runs excellent routes and this along with his quickness and strong hands allows him to be open on just about any pass play. He has solid run after the catch skills....
Beckham's a little taller and more explosive  
jeff57 : 4/29/2014 2:22 pm : link

Beckham should step in and star quickly. Rare wide receiver combination of outstanding natural ability and great attitude, natural elusiveness and still willing to get physical.

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RE: Beckham is definitely reminiscent of Hilliard  
Ira : 4/29/2014 2:23 pm : link
In comment 11644426 Milton said:
I wouldn't say he's a better prospect. Hilliard was a helluva prospect before he got banged up early in his rookie year.

He does remind me of Ike, but he's faster than Ike was.
Milton : 4/29/2014 2:32 pm : link
Beckham is faster in a straight line, but Hilliard had amazing quickness in and out of his breaks coming out of Florida. And great hands, too. His Sugar Bowl was off the charts, something like 3 TD's and a 150+ yards receiving.
That would be a disappointing selection  
Vegas Steve : 4/29/2014 2:34 pm : link
I think he's a good player but not at 12

If Donald, Martin, or Cooks, is on the board and then we made the O. B. selection that would make me very sad turn off the TV. Yes tears would be forming in my eyes.
From DraftNasty:  
Klaatu : 4/29/2014 2:43 pm : link
If you're looking for a legitimate NFL comparison for Beckham, look no further than former Western Michigan star Greg Jennings (Packers, Vikings). Like Jennings, Beckham runs in the mid-4.4 range and possesses strong run after the catch skill. Most similar is the strength that each displays to catch the ball away from their frame. Their rare ability to bend and sink at the top of cuts may be best exemplified by their times in the 3-cone drill (6.69), which was exactly the same. Odell needs to get stronger to defeat press coverage and eliminate the alarming tendency to leave catchable downfield passes on the ground. He has second-round value in this year's draft.
RE: reminds me  
Amtoft : 4/29/2014 3:14 pm : link
In comment 11644270 M in CT said:
of Nicks a little bit, actually, but looks to have better straight line speed. definitely an intriguing prospect. some of the plays he made in that video are incredible. particularly the catch at 0:45 and the catch and run at 0:50.

Weird he reminds me more of Cruz and Landry reminds me of Nicks.
Frank Coyle rates Beckham as the 9th best player in the draft.  
Rick in Dallas : 4/29/2014 3:14 pm : link
and the entire WR group as the best group in 20 years since 1994.
Not at 12  
ben apuna's fanbase : 4/29/2014 3:54 pm : link
If it must be O then OL rather than a shiny downfield toy. And why do I get the feeling that for at least the first 4 rnds the top rated player on the Giants board will be on D.
I would have no problem  
Peter from CT : 4/29/2014 3:56 pm : link
with that as the Giant selection
His highlights  
muhajir : 4/29/2014 8:01 pm : link
Look liked Ruben Randles LSU highlights.
beckham > lee  
Neverend : 4/29/2014 8:09 pm : link
he knows how to actually high point the ball from time to time and catch the ball away from his frame, of which lee barely shows down the field.
Some Fan : 4/29/2014 8:10 pm : link
Ukgiantsfan loves the guy and thinks he would be a fine pick at 12. With ukgf's track record, that's good enuf for me.
Nicks may be taller with bigger hands but he is not as fast  
Some Fan : 4/29/2014 8:12 pm : link
and can't jump as high
His write ups actually remind me of a more explosive Ike Hilliard  
Some Fan : 4/29/2014 8:13 pm : link
than Nicks.
Hey, ya never know  
SGMen : 4/29/2014 9:41 pm : link
My hopes have been around DT Donald followed by LT Lewan or LT Martin if they think he can play LT @ the NFL level.

I would trade down with someone if they call and I think we could still get a quality player that may be higher on our draft board then another teams. Of course this is all conjecture on my part but this is a high quality draft.

I mean, imagine we could trade our #1 and #5 for a team's #1, #2 and #7? Just a few spots down? I'd love Beckham at say #20 and some OL help with both picks in round 2. We'd still get quality.

Ah, I can't wait til we actually make a pick on draft day!
Some Fan : 4/29/2014 9:43 pm : link
Those guys would be good at 12 too but I would be surprised if any are still on the board.
I heard  
Steve in Greenwich : 4/29/2014 10:16 pm : link
from a friend who was at the combine he was the best looking receiver there.
And that's why I think year 3 in the league Randle's light goes on.  
BlueLou : 4/30/2014 4:13 am : link
His highlights
muhajir : 4/29/2014 8:01 pm : link : reply
Look liked Ruben Randles LSU highlights.

As TC has said, we know Rueben has the ability. He's a good bit bigger than Beckham too, and while less explosive has excellent "long" speed. Once he get's moving he's deceptively fast and runs by a lot of DBs.

Not to take anything away from Beckham, but we already have a WR who should be a #1 X.
Can't stand these hihlight films  
jLefty : 4/30/2014 11:14 am : link
I start to go nuts. Draft him! Sign him! He's the real deal! Just what we need! Can't wait for the draft! "In the twelth round the New York Giants select Odell Beckham, Wide Receiver LSU." Gotta get a grip. Still like Ebron.
One thing with Randle I do not see is explosive play  
Some Fan : 4/30/2014 12:25 pm : link
Putting aside whether he runs the correct route, he is a smooth/fluid WR but does not seem to have any explosive plays.
What would be crazy if they had  
Jim in Forest Hills : 4/30/2014 12:27 pm : link
Beckham available in rd 2.
OldPolack : 5/1/2014 11:29 am : link
bad luck with the last BECKHAM we drafted.
Just a thought.
This is a better thread to ask...  
Andy in Halifax : 5/1/2014 11:33 am : link
For those who really like Beckham, what games did you see?

I only saw him in the TAMU and Alabama games and he really wasn't that impressive in either. I just don't see anything special with him but I figure I need to see more.

I also thought Landry was the better receiver in each of those games.
Ha! That was actually a really good vid.  
Curtis in VA : 5/1/2014 11:37 am : link
He looks great but I don't know about #12.

He may be Desean Jacksons replacement in Philly though, which would suck.
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