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

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Odell Beckham Jr ‘solidly in place’ as 3rd WR in draft


 

Odell Beckham Jr.had a breakout season with the LSU Tigers in 2013 and the recipient of the Paul Hornung Award as the nation’s most versatile player has continued his progression in the offseason where he is now clearly the third best wide receiver in the 2014 NFL draft, according to Dan Pompei of The Bleacher Report.

“After Beckham impressed the receiver coaches with an excellent combine, he now appears to be solidly in place as the third receiver in the draft after Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, according to multiple front-office men. Beckham appears to have separated himself from Marqise Lee and Brandin Cooks and could be chosen as early as the late teens in the first round.”

The New York Jets at 18, Philadelphia Eagles at 22 and Kansas City Chiefs at 23 all make sense for Beckham who would also double as a kick and punt returner for the team who drafts him.

Beckham had 57 receptions for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns as he combined with Jarvis Landry to be the third SEC duo to record 1,000 yard seasons in the same year. He led the NCAA in 2012 with 35 punt returns and led the SEC in 2013 with 806 kick return yards.

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