The disappointing preseason for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr will soon come to a close without the team’s first round pick playing in any of the five preseason games.
Beckham has already been ruled out for the preseason finale on Thursday with a lingering hamstring injury he injured early in training camp in July and the frustration is starting to mount for the former LSU standout.
Coughlin on Odell Beckham: “I think he’s very frustrated.” … Coughlin already ruled him out for Thursday night.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) August 25, 2014
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is likely very frustrated as well as his top pick lost out on valuable time to learn the Giants offense and for Eli Manning to develop a rapport with the rookie.
It has been more than four weeks since the injury took place on July 23 and the team has to be concerned with the health of the No. 12 pick in the draft and his ability to contribute as a rookie.
Injuries are a part of the game and you hate to write off a season before it even begins but for a speed receiver like Beckham, a nagging hamstring injury can linger into the regular season and rob him of his deep speed and explosiveness off the line and in and out of his breaks.
Beckham had a 1,000-yard season in his final season at LSU and along with Jarvis Landry, a second round pick of the Miami Dolphins, became the first pair of Tigers receivers to record 1,000 yards in the same season and third pair in SEC history.