Odell Beckham Jr. checked in at No. 37 on the Pro Football Focus list of the top 101 players of 2015. That's maybe a little lower than might have been expected, and almost certainly a little lower than he should be ranked. But, hey, it's just an offseason list.
Maybe not quite the same pace as a year ago, but Odell Beckham Jr.’s season still ended with 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns, not to mention the expected highlight-reel catches. There may be no receiver capable of making the kind of spectacular grabs Beckham makes look routine, and he has more than enough skills to be productive in every other way, too. His only real negative came in the one-on-one tussle he had with Josh Norman, causing him to earn a -4.8 penalty grade over the season, a mark only one other receiver (Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans) could do worse than.
Best performance: Week 12 at Washington: +3.8
Key stat: Beckham Jr. averaged 2.43 yards per route run, third-best among NFL WRs.
PFF has now completed its list, and there are four receivers ranked higher than Beckham. A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals (34), DeAndre Hopkins of Houston Texans (18), Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons (9) and Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers (2).
Don't get your panties all in a bunch over this. Plain and simple, there are not 36 NFL players better than Beckham, who was ranked No. 13 by PFF after his rookie season. He takes a little bit of a hit largely because of the Josh Norman game and the resulting suspension, and probably also because the Giants were bad -- again.