NFL Rookie Receiver Class Exceptional: Odell Beckham Jr. leads the way

by Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor

What keeps the Giants fans going in 2014…Odell Beckham Jr. leading the way!

Yes, for the first time in a long time…maybe since 1981 when the Giants drafted Lawrence Taylor do the New York Giants have such a special player in the system that he may win rookie of the year.

And why not?  Odell Beckham Jr. has taken the NFL by storm, making high light reel catches every week.  Beckham is unphased by the big stage and can even be seen prying a smile out of the stoic Eli Manning.

NBA all time great, Shaquille O’Neill said on Wednesday that he remembered Odell Beckham Jr. as a young kid having exceptionally big hands and crazy athleticism.  Shaq was in New York this week promoting his “Toys for Tots” program when he told the story of rooming with Odell Beckham Sr. at LSU.

Giants fans can only dream of an offense with a healthy Cruz and Beckham causing havoc downfield  for defensive backs in 2015.   More importantly fans should vote No. 13 into the 2015 Pro Bowl.  

The new regime of receivers have arrived on the big stage and produced.   But only one can be the “2014 Rookie of the Year“.   There is no running back or QB on the radar.

The 2014 class of receivers have lit up the scoreboard with five rookies ripping off over 700 yards year to date: Beckham, Evans, Watkins, Benjamin, and Matthews. And seven receivers from the 2014 rookie class have 50 plus receptions Beckham, Evans, Watkins, Benjamin, Matthews, Cooks and Landry, but only one receiver has accomplished all that is only 9 games…Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham – 59 receptions | 829 yards | 14.1 average | 6 TD | 59 longest

 

 

 

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