Odell Beckham Jr. Rumors: Giants Want At Least 2 1st-Round Draft Picks in Trade

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 28, 2018

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham gestures before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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The New York Giants are reportedly seeking "at least" two first-round draft picks in any trade offer for superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the update Wednesday but noted it's unclear whether any interested team would be willing to pay that price.

The Giants could have nipped the Beckham trade rumors in the bud several times over the past few days, but the team's brass has refused to rule out a blockbuster deal.

Ralph Vacchiano of SNY passed along comments co-owner John Mara made Sunday when asked about whether it's possible the wideout could play elsewhere in 2018.

"I can't answer that one way or another," he said. "We're certainly not shopping him if that's what you're asking. But again, when you're coming off a season where you're 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn't say that anybody is untouchable."

One day later, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Beckham "will not set foot on a field without a new contract extension" in place. He's currently under team control for one more season because the Giants exercised the fifth-year option in his rookie deal.

The Los Angeles Rams are one team that's already reached out to the Giants to discuss a possible trade for the 25-year-old playmaker, per Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

Beckham has been a force since New York selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 draft. He tallied at least 90 catches for 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons. His 2017 campaign came to a premature end in October because of a fractured ankle.

Two first-round picks, especially if neither ends up inside the top 10, would be a small price to pay for that type of high-end production.