Although not exactly the type of receiver the Seahawks will necessarily be looking for, I’m adding LSU’s Odell Beckham to my watch-list for the year.
He’s around 6-0 and listed at just 187lbs, but I get the feeling he has a future in the NFL. Beckham’s got big hands for a guy lacking elite size, great acceleration and a tendency to make big plays. He’ll also provide instant value as a return man.
Take a look at the video above vs UAB and watch the first clip. It’s blatant showing off, but I’ve never seen anyone make a one handed catch on a kick off return before. Not that it makes any difference. But it’s a neat party trick.
He’s very sudden with his movements. He’ll cut and juke quickly with the ball in his hands. I like the way he runs his routes. Beckham appears to have good hands and sound body control.
His frame is also well proportioned and he’s competing for the ball on a couple of difficult catches in the UAB tape. That’s a positive sign. There’s some YAC potential on screens and quick hitters, while LSU has him running end-around’s.
Take a look at the video and let me know what you think.
And yeah — Zach Mettenberger really needs to dump his ‘celebration’.