He may have signed with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason, but part of Odell Beckham Jr.'s heart will always belong to the NY Giants. OBJ is an NY legend, as he's easily one of the best offensive playmakers fans have ever seen in East Rutherford.
Now, Beckham is ready to see third-round pick Jalin Hyatt live up to the hype during his rookie season with the G-Men. The team over at Fanatics set up NFL legends/stars to surprise youngsters with special videos, and Beckham decided to send some strong words to Hyatt.
As you can see in the clip below, Hyatt had a huge smile on his face (at the 1:48 mark) when he saw Beckham on the screen:
Odell Beckham Jr. surprising Giants rookie Jalin Hyatt was awesome
Come on, that's just perfect right there. Hyatt has been busy at work at OTAs trying to build his chemistry with Daniel Jones. Imagine the young man, just drafted by the Giants in late April, seeing Beckham on the screen asking him not to break his rookie receiving records.
That had to be humbling for him. Despite Hyatt being taken by the Giants on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, there are still some strong expectations for him in '23. With his blazing speed, Hyatt should be able to help offensive coordinator Mike Kafka open up the playbook this season.
In 2022 for the Tennessee Volunteers, Hyatt turned plenty of heads thanks to his strong play, especially in his five-touchdown performance against Alabama. On the year, Hyatt posted 67 receptions for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Thanks to some quick thinking from head coach Brian Daboll, New York was able to trade up in the third round to draft him. Moving forward, countless eyes will be on Hyatt to make some big plays for this offense. Hyatt will have confidence in knowing that Beckham believes he'll be able to put on a show at MetLife Stadium.