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Odell Beckham Jr. NFL Draft 2014: Grading Giants' 1st-Round Pick

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Team Stream NowB/R VideoDecember 18, 2016

Odell Beckham Jr. was drafted 12th overall by the New York Giants in the 2014 NFL draft. Beckham's stock has been soaring this offseason, and his potential was too much for the Giants to pass up.

Beckham emerged as a big-play threat at LSU, where he racked up 1,152 yards on 59 catches and scored eight touchdowns last season. He returned punts as well, establishing himself as an elite playmaker in the Tigers offense.

The former Tigers wideout has good speed and fantastic agility and leaping ability, and his solid hands make him a dangerous prospect. He's a fantastic athlete, the kind of playmaker that every title contender needs to be successful. His route running is excellent, and he's extremely tough to catch in the open field.

But Beckham isn't perfect; he's not blazingly fast and isn't overly large for a wideout. His hands and blocking skills are both still very much works in progress, and his judgment fielding punts can leave a lot to be desired.

Will Beckham turn into the explosive big-play threat many envision him becoming? Or will his shorter size and lack of elite speed come back to haunt him? Watch as our draft experts discuss the wideout's ceiling and what he brings to the Giants.

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