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#3
Odell Beckham Jr.
Team: LSU TigersHeight: 6-0 Born: 11/5/1992
Position: WRWeight: 187 Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report
This former LSU standout enters the draft as one of the most exciting players in this deep class of wide receivers. Beckham chose to forego his final year of eligibility following a terrific junior season, helping lead the Tigers to a 10-3 record and a 21-14 win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl. He joined some elite company by racking up a school-record 2,315 all-purpose yards in 2013, the second-most in SEC history behind Randall Cobb's 2,396. He was named first-team All-Conference by the coaches and won the Paul Hornung Award as college football's most versatile player after catching 59 passes for 1,152 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 1,005 return yards on kickoffs and punts. Beckham showed off his skillset at the NFL combine, where he finished tied for third in the 20-yard shuttle with a time of 3.94 seconds and fourth in the 60-yard shuttle with a time of 10.93 seconds. However, he only completed seven bench press reps - tied for third-fewest among his peers. While he doesn't possess elite top-end speed, Beckham more than makes up for it with a great set of hands. Beckham, who projects as a slot receiver in the NFL, could benefit from cleaning up his routes. Beckham's big-play ability should make him one of the first receivers off the board, and he isn't likely to disappoint at the next level. It would be surprising to see him slip past the first round.