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90-man roster: Let’s talk about Odell Beckham Jr.

May 19th, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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Odell Beckham

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So much for this being just another quiet offseason day as we discuss the New York Giants and continue to painstakingly count the days until training camp begins. Today, we get to talk Odell Beckham Jr., which should liven things up a bit. That’s because we have arrived at Beckham as we continue player-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 90-man roster

2016 Season in Review

Beckham had a career-high 101 receptions, cracked the 1,000-yard barrier for the third straight season (1,367 yards) and made the Pro Bowl again. He was third in the league in catches of 25 yards or more, with 14. There is also this from Pro Football Focus that attests to how dangerous Beckham is once he catches the ball:

Truth is, though, when you really dive into Beckham’s numbers a case can be made that in many ways 2016 was the least productive receiving season of his three-year career.

Beckham’s yards per reception (13.5) was a career low. He also had career lows in touchdowns (10), yards receiving per game (85.4) and percentage of targets caught (59.4 percent). Beckham had only four 100-yard receiving games. He had seven in 12 games as a rookie and eight in 2015. He also had a career-high six dropped passes, perhaps affected by a troublesome thumb injury.

Beckham returned 10 punts for 66 yards (6.6 yards per return), but had a couple of long returns negated by penalties.

Beckham had a dismal game in the Giants’ playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. He was officially credited with a season-high three drops, and two in the first quarter cost the Giants at least 10 points. He ended the game with four catches for a measly 28 yards.

There were also the usual assortment of …

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