Odell Beckham Jr has yet to make his debut with the New York Giants this preseason and his highly-anticipated first look in the Giants new offense will continue to make fans wait as he won’t play this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts.
Odell Beckham will not play Saturday night in Indy #giants
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 14, 2014
Beckham was the team’s first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft (No. 12 overall) after a sensational junior season with the LSU Tigers that saw him win the Paul Hornung Award as the most versatile player in college football.
He was sidelined with a hamstring injury for the bulk of training camp and only returned to practice on Monday, so he is getting closer to making his NFL debut, but it looks like it will be next week after he gets his legs back underneath him and gets more reps in practice.
Beckham combined with Jarvis Landry, a second round pick of the Miami Dolphins, to give LSU their first pair of 1,000-yard receivers in a single season, and only the third pair in SEC history last year.
Despite limited action form himself this preseason, Beckham likes what he sees out of his teammates and believes the new-look Giants offense has the potential to be among the league’s best.
“It has potential to be, if not the best, one of the best in the league if you have a receiving corps like we do and a great quarterback along with the backfield and the tight ends and much improvement from the offensive line,” Beckham said, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “I don’t see anything but being one of the best in the league this year.”
Beckham should get his first chance at backing up those words in the Giants next preseason game.