Denver Broncos Draft Prospect: LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.


Aug 31, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; LSU Tigers receiver Odell Beckham Jr (3) can not come up with the catch against Texas Christian Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have two wide receivers under contract for the 2014 NFL season. Therefore, it’s not out of the realm of possibility to think this team will be taking a wide out in the first round, or at least one of the first couple of rounds.

One player that I really like is LSU receiver/return man Odell Beckham Jr., who was productive from the minute he stepped on the field for the Tigers, and showed fantastic improvement over the course of his collegiate career.

Beckham displays top level acceleration and top end speed, and despite not being 6’0″ tall he plays big and has strong hands. His ability to return kicks and punts is a plus, and something that should be on the Broncos’ radar given the fact that Trindon Holliday may have played his last down with the team.

Beckham is also an attractive prospect thanks to playing in a pro-style offense at LSU. He has a good feel for an NFL route tree, though the Broncos’ playbook is extremely complicated. I think the idea of pairing him with Demaryius Thomas for the future of this team in case Eric Decker leaves is a great plan for the Broncos to have in place.

This is a young player who has great vision with the ball in his hands. He’s agile, and is a playmaker from any point on the field. He can make plays after the catch, which is something that is mandated in the Broncos’ offense since they run so many quick pass plays.

Take a look at this young player. I think you’ll be impressed.