Odell Beckham Jr. took the NFL by storm soon after taking the field in Week 5 of the 2014 season. His electric athleticism, polished game, and instant rapport with Eli Manning proved essentially unstoppable.
But as the 2016 draft process got going, a buzz started to build ... Could it be? ANOTHER Beckham?
Odell Beckham's cousin, Terron Beckham, announced that he would be entering the 2016 NFL draft despite not having played football since high school -- five years ago.
I normally warn against scouting with a stop-watch, but seeing incredibly athletic people doing athletic things is always fascinating to watch. And the 6-foot, 225-pound Beckham's workout was pretty incredible. (Terron) Beckham wasn't invited to the scouting combine, but if he had been, he would have put on a show. Possibly even made history.
40-Yard Dash: 4.47 (twice)
3-Cone Drill: 6.80 seconds
Vertical Jump: 44.5 inches
Broad Jump: 11-feet
Bench Press: 36 reps (225 pounds)
His 40 would have tied him for fifth at the Combine, the broad jump would have been second, (Daniel Lasco had 11-3), while his vertical jump, bench press, and 3-cone drill would have been far and away the top performances among running backs.
Seeing him in action is just as impressive as the numbers, if not more so
Beckham second time through pic.twitter.com/Zyv5Nuv1AU— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) April 7, 2016
Beckham second drill. pic.twitter.com/KkGCDyKSnJ— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) April 7, 2016
The 23-year-old running back is a long-shot, and doesn't expect his phone to ring until the later rounds, if at all. But with his athleticism, some team is going to give him a chance, and it's worth noting that the Giants were there watching. Could he be a late-round pick, the yearly priority free agent that they don't want to risk signing elsewhere? We'll just have to wait to find out.