Nov 30, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) returns a kicks during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jaguars won 25-24. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
1. Odell Beckham Is The Next Big Thing
Probably the only real surprise and positive for the 2014 season for the Giants was the rise of wide receiver Odell Beckham. He has captivated fans with his amazing catches and ability to be a true difference maker in every game he’s a part of. It’s not easy to step in and fill the shoes of Victor Cruz when he went down and out for the season due to a severe knee injury but Beckham did it in stride.
Beckham rose to the occasion and proved that he is the next big thing to not only hit the Giants but the NFL by storm. I’m sure many of you have seen and heard of “the catch” against the Dallas Cowboys which already had t-shirts, posters and memes all across the world.
Come 2015, Beckham will be an integral part of the Giants and their hopes to be contenders again. With a healthy Cruz returning to the lineup, many can only dream about the kind of impact both receivers will have on the field at the same time. If 2014 was any indication of what is to come with Beckham and his progression, the Giants will be quite the team come next season.