May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU) holds up a jersey after being selected as the number twelve overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the New York Giants at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham Jr: Hall of Fame Game Countdown

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It’s time for the Odell Beckham Jr. edition of the Hall of Fame Game countdown. Beckham Jr. is pictured as number one in the photo above (in our hearts), but according the Giants.com roster — OBJ is number 13. And thank goodness for that, I don’t know how many of you wanted to start your Giants day reflecting on the excellent career of punter David Jennings, like Ed Valentine had to back in 2010’s in Giants By The Numbers: 13 is for …

Dave Jennings
Jennings spent the first 11 of his 14 seasons with the Giants, then crossed over and finished his career with the Jets. As a Giant Jennings was named to four Pro Bowls and twice voted All-Pro. He averaged 41.2 yards per punt as a Giant, with a career-best of 44.8 in 1980.

We can still do that if you want to go that route, but perhaps you’d rather watch some footage of what Odell Beckham Jr. might offer the New York Football Giants in terms of pure talent:

Odell Beckham Jr.

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Odell Beckham

WR, LSU

Make no mistake, when the Giants selected OBJ in the 2014 NFL Draft, they were after one thing: Winning. Odell Beckham Jr. is a winner. Yes, he has speed. Yes, he is explosive. But this is the type of player that will boost a franchise with play making skill and intensify an entire stadium with his game changing ability. The New York Football Giants didn’t just draft a wide receiver. They selected a gridiron cheetah, one that can go from end zone to end zone faster than your best defender. OBJ will cheat a would be tacklers vision, snag a football out of nowhere and turn and be in the end zone while the hapless cornerback is still looking for the ball in the air. His skills are inhuman. It’s been said he’s related to Shaquille O’Neal, and if you could stuff that absolute monster’s athleticism and dominance into 5’11”  198 lb frame — it would be called OBJ and he would be known throughout the land as a GIANT. A New York Football GIANT

13 reasons to be excited for Odell Beckham Jr.

  1. Eli Manning threw 13 million INT’s last season.
  2. Odell Beckham Jr was one of the best available weapons in the NFL Draft.
  3. The Giants are installing a new offense and can really utilize his versatility to disguise both the simplicity and complication of the West Coast Offense.
  4. The threat of OBJ on special teams will change how teams game plan for the Giants on Sunday’s, even if he doesn’t go back there.
  5. With David Wilson‘s health concerns, the Giants may need a new explosive center piece on offense. However, if David Wilson returns to form, no one will compliment his skill set quite like Odell Beckham Jr.
  6. The Giants didn’t score 300 points on offense last season for the first time since before Eli was the QB in 2003. It was time for a change.
  7. The Giants only scored 18 passing touchdowns last season.
  8. Eli Manning needs a receiver in the West Coast Offense that can gain separation and make a move up field while concentrating on staying in route, in this NFL Draft, that player was obviously OBJ.
  9. Beckham Jr. can jump out of the gym which should make for some exciting plays in the corners of the end zone for Giants Nation.
  10. Both of Beckham’s parents were athletes and he truly has ability in his blood. His father was a running back at LSU, mom was an All-American Track champion.
  11. After players such as Hakeem Nicks back to Ike Hilliard in the first round, it’s time the Giants landed a superstar wide receiver with their top pick.
  12. Odell Beckham Jr. is not a Redskin, Eagle or Cowboy.
  13. Odell Beckham Jr. is a New York Football GIANT and he’ll be featured in the Bill game in Canton, Ohio in just 13 days.

Is it football season yet?

No… but camp is practically underway, and that’s good enough for today.

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