New York Giants: 30 greatest players in franchise history

Eli Manning, New York Giants. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
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Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants
Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images /

Odell Beckham Jr.. 19. player. 31. . Wide Receiver. 2014-Present

Generally, I’m opposed to modern players being this high on all-time lists — especially those that have only been in the league a few years. However, if we’re looking purely at talent and on-field impact, there’s no denying that Odell Beckham Jr. deserves a significant spot on this one.

One of the most purely talented receivers in today’s NFL, Beckham has it all. While not the biggest of receivers, he’s got tremendous athleticism to go with elite hands, speed and after-the-catch skills. Put simply, he’s a threat to go the distance nearly every time he touches the ball.

Sure, he’s a diva like many superstar receivers. He throws too many tantrums and punches too many kicking nets. Despite that, he’s a natural playmaker who needs to have the ball in his hands. And when you get it to him, good things are bound to happen. Now if he could just grow up and learn to control his temper, he’d be golden.

Beckham supplied one of the most exciting moments of the last few seasons, hauling in the miraculous one-handed catch heard around the world. He’s been a touchdown machine for the Giants, and figures to stay in that role for the foreseeable future — assuming he doesn’t convince New York to send him packing.