Odell Beckham’s Cousin Terron Beckham Is ‘All Day’ Meets ‘Beast Mode’, Deserves Chance To Make New York Giants Roster
By Neal Lynch
Terron Beckham, the cousin of New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., last played football in high school and was supposed to play Division 3 ball at Stevenson University in Maryland when he decided to move before his senior year to help relieve financial stress on his family. Eventually, he ended up in New York, where he became a trainer, stuntman, and fitness model.
Now 23-years-old, Terron has been training like a madman at TEST Football Academy in New Jersey to make an NFL team and has been breaking records in the process. According to Ebenezer Samuel of New York Daily News, Terron’s bench press, lifting 225 pounds 36 times, would have been the best at the Combine at any position and his 44.5-inch vertical would’ve been best among this year’s scouting combine participants and just shy of the all-time record. Terron’s 40 yard dash was unofficially in the 4.4 – 4.5 range.
Terron also recorded impressive unofficial times in the three-cone drill (6.8 seconds) and the short shuttle (4.18 seconds). His three-cone drill would have been best among running backs at this year’s Combine, and his short shuttle would have ranked second best.
At 5-foot-11, 230 pounds, Terron believes he’d best be utilized as a running back, saying of the team who signs him: “They’re going to get a workhorse. They’re going to get Marshawn Lynch and AP transformed into one person.”
Here’s a highlight reel of his Pro Day performance on April 7th…
Beckham’s agent says Terron isn’t draft eligible, but can sign with any team, in any league, at any time. According to James Kratch of NJ.com, Terron had a private workout with the Colts in February and has received calls from the Canadian Football League. Overall, Terron received positive feedback from the scouts in attendance at his Pro Day on Thursday in which members of the Giants organization were present.
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Even with the freakish numbers Terron put up, scout really don’t know if he can play football. So, there’s only way to find out. The Giants should talk with Terron’s cousin, Odell, and get his take. If Odell gives the thumbs up, sign him, and put him to the test. Even if he isn’t able to grasp either the running back or wide receiver positions, it’s worth placing him on the practice squad.