Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) runs with the ball against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Odell Beckham a possible first-round target for Philadelphia Eagles

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While nothing is set in stone at the moment, the possibility of the Philadelphia Eagles parting ways with DeSean Jackson at some point via trade is still very real. If that were to happen, then they could be looking the way of wide receiver to replace Jackson in the 2014 NFL Draft, and as Charles Davis from NFL.com pointed out, LSU’s Odell Beckham could be at the top of that list.

Beckham has good speed (4.43 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine) and is very dangerous after the catch. His dynamic return-game ability is an added bonus — he won the Paul Hornung Award last season as college football’s most versatile player.

In the first round this year, the Eagles pick at number 22, and with the depth at wide receiver this year, there’s a possibility that Beckham will still be on the board to take.

Beckham brings a lot of the versatility to the table that Jackson did, and would be a more than suitable replacement as he develops under Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia offense down the road.


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