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Odell Beckham No. 17 On PFF Top 50

Julio Jones, Antonio Brown rank higher

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New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is the team’s top-ranked player on the Pro Football Focus top 50 players list, checking in at No. 17.

The only wide receivers ranked ahead of Beckham are Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons (No. 4) and Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 8).

PFF says:

While Julio Jones has been enjoying the best form of Matt Ryan’s career, and even Antonio Brown has seen Ben Roethlisberger playing his best football in recent years before a down turn in 2016, Beckham has been dealing with Eli Manning’s worst play, seeing him grade at 53.0 in 2016 and rank 27th among QBs throughout the league. Beckham still broke 29 tackles with the ball in hand, six more than any other receiver, and has gained more than 1,600 yards after the catch in his young NFL career so far. Beckham is capable of spectacular plays but also turning routine catches into much larger gains on a regular basis.

Two other Giants made the list. Safety Landon Collins is No. 24 and defensive tackle Damon Harrison is No. 46.

Beckham’s name has not yet appeared on the NFL Top 100 Players list as voted by players. The top 30 selections have yet to be announced.