Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Second Round: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
Odell Beckham Jr. has had one of the best “draft seasons” of all the 2014 entries. He’s dominated just about every event he’s participated in, but that’s not really where I want to focus. Yes, he had a great combine. He ran a 4.43 40 yard dash and that’s fantastic, but really I want to focus on how Beckham plays. I know he doesn’t have the size of a No. 1 receiver standing at 6’1 (and that’s being generous), but the guy can play. He’s able to adjust, has great body control and has the speed to get behind defenses. He is a big play receiver that can play both inside and out.
With Justin Blackmon’s future up in the air, wide receiver has become a glaring need. Beckham comes in day one and automatically adds a dynamic threat that can actually take the top off of a defense.
*Available: CB Jason Verrett, ILB Chris Borland, SS Deone Bucannon, TE Jace Amaro