With the 12th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants drafted Odell Beckham Jr., a star wide receiver from LSU.
The Giants are hoping for Beckham Jr. to have an immediate impact on the team, and with OTAs on the back burner, fans on social media are already rallying around him.
O'Dell Beckham Jr. the truth!! #Thats#3 @OBJ_3— Poodie Strong® (@_Poodie3) June 25, 2014
Casual fans will remember Beckham Jr.'s incredible one-handed catch from the 2014 Outback Bowl:
But Beckham Jr. is much more than a stunt double. He is a solid wide receiver whom the Giants hope will be able to contribute immediately to an offense that struggled for a good portion of last season. New York averaged just 307.5 yards in 2013-2014, good for 28th in the NFL, per NFL.com.
odell beckham jr is my new idol— Kevin Prince Boateng (@papinij80_) June 25, 2014
So to say that the Giants need production from Beckham Jr. would be an understatement. New York fans are excited about his potential.
There has also been significant Twitter buzz about Beckham Jr.'s ability to return kicks. Needless to say, his incredible hands help him in that department.
Beckham Jr. can help the Giants there, too. According to NFL.com, New York ranked 27th in yards per return last season, averaging 21.2. It didn't return any for touchdowns.
Beckham Jr., meanwhile, is a potent returner. He brought back two punts for touchdowns in 2012.
The wide receiver certainly isn't the most controversial player from the draft (see: Johnny Manziel), so he hasn't generated a ton of interest on social media.
But if Beckham Jr. impresses New Yorkers with his play this season, expect to see a lot more interest on Twitter.