The New York Jets have been very active in free agency on offense this year, adding wide receiver Eric Decker, running back Chris Johnson and quarterback Michael Vick.
However, according to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, if the Jets wish to pair Decker with a certain young LSU receiver, it's probably going to take some draft-day maneuvering:
If Jets want WR Odell Beckham Jr, they'll have to trade up. Hearing he won't make it to 18. At least 1 team above them loves him. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 6, 2014
Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported Monday that Beckham, who topped 1,100 receiving yards in 2013, has also caught the eye of the Philadelphia Eagles:
Keep hearing they want in on the prime receiver action, and the receiver they want could be LSU’s Odell Beckham, who can play outside, inside in the slot and as a returner. But the Eagles would have to trade up, and GM Howie Roseman is doing his due diligence, talking to at least two teams in the mid-round neighborhood, when Beckham would likely go. But the cost could be too rich for the Eagles’ blood. They may have to settle for Marqise Lee, who would be some consolation prize.
We may not know where exactly Beckham will be drafted, but the chances he falls from the top 20 appear to be dwindling quickly.