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: Mortensen says Odell Beckham is “the name I hear the most” for trade-ups


There’s a lot of talk about who will or won’t trade up to get potential number one pick Jadeveon Clowney in the 2014 NFL Draft, but ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says there’s another name dominating the chatter in terms of teams wanting to trade up.

According to Rotoworld.com, Mortensen — an ESPN draft insider and analyst — stated that Odell Beckham Jr. is “the name I hear the most” from teams trying to trade up in the draft.

Beckham, coming out of LSU this year, has seen his draft status climb higher over the past week as several teams such as the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles have expressed a desire to trade up to be able to land the diminutive wideout.

Previously, Clemson’s Sammy Watkins and Texas A&M’s Mike Evans were listed as the top two receivers in this year’s draft class, but Beckham has closed the gap, with several analysts even going as far as to say that he’ll come off the board before Evans.

The 5-foot-11 Beckam was a junior in 2013, and caught 59 passes for 1,152 yards and eight touchdowns for the season.


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