Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham, Wide Receiver: Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report


 

With three years at LSU under his belt, Odell Beckham Jr. is ready to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. During his college years as a Tiger, Beckham had 141 receptions for 2,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. Beckham’s best year at LSU was his final season where he had 57 receptions for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns.

Odell Beckham Jr. Combine Results

40-yard dash – 4.43 seconds

Bench press – 7 reps

Vertical jump – 38.5 inch

Broad jump – 122.0 inch

3-cone drill – 6.69 seconds

20-yard shuttle – 3.94 seconds*

60-yard shuttle – 10.93 seconds*

 * = Combine top performer

(Courtesy of NFL.com)

It’s a known fact that the Kansas City Chiefs need a wide receiver and there’s a good chance that Beckham could become a Chief. Beckham would be just who the Chiefs need in a time where the offense could use an extra weapon for the quarterback to throw the ball to.

 NFL.com says that Beckham has,

 “Terrific leaping ability — climbs the ladder to snatch throws. Creates after the catch — shows burst and shiftiness as a runner. “

The Chiefs need a receiver who is going to commit to making big plays. From the quoted section above, it’s evident that Beckham could bring that commitment to Kansas City.

NFL.com continues on saying that Beckham is,

 “Confident and competitive. Has kickoff- and punt-return experience. Productive three-year starter.”

With Dexter McCluster possibly out the door this offseason, the Chiefs need to find a new punt returner and it looks like Beckham could fill that role. He would also be an immediate starter, which is important because aside from Dwayne Bowe, there is no other immediate starting receiver on the Chiefs’ squad.

Now the fun part. According to CBSSports.com (last updated on March 3rd), Odell Beckham Jr. is ranked as the fourth best wide receiver and 24th best player in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is slated to go sometime in the first round and has been linked to Kansas City in a few mock drafts, including this one, also from CBSSports.com. Here’s a great explanation from the mock draft on why Beckham would be a great fit for Kansas City,

“In guiding the Chiefs to an 11-5 record and a return to the playoffs, quarterback Alex Smith proved worthy of the trade to acquire him from the 49ers. He’s a classic game-manager, however, who needs complementary playmakers around him to be at his best. Beckham is a dynamic athlete capable of providing the big plays necessary for the Chiefs to take the next step.”

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Yes, please. Can we have him now?
    Two former LSU wideouts as our starting tandem.

  • Tony Parker

    why the hell would he return punts…makes no sense whatsoever.

    • berttheclock

      If you notice his college stats, in 2013, he was switched to kick off returns and someone else took over his punt return duties. He had more punt returns in 2012. One discrepancy in those college stats is it shows he had 8 TDs as a receiver and one TD return. But, if you check his return stats, there is no mention of any TD. OF course, he did have one return of 82 yards and they might have missed adding that as a TD.

      • Tony Parker

        What I mean is, you don’t have a #2 wr returning kicks, and surely he would be a #2 with the Chiefs, hell, maybe a #1.

        • berttheclock

          I believe Taub would disagree, but, for safety sakes, I don’t like seeing a fast wide out returning kicks. I know Taub had Hester do both in Chicago, but, why risk knee injuries? I believe that is why Oregon State had someone else do those returns

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    This is the dude I want! He once said “I don’t just want to be good, I want to be Legendary!” That’s what I want a Legend.

  • berttheclock

    I still prefer Brandin Cooks as the new wide out, but, Beckham has a great deal of merit and they are similar. One difference is Beckham does add his kickoff return ability to the mix. One reason Cooks did not return kicks is one, they needed his WR skills more and secondly they had a very fast freshman from Rancho Cucamonga in California, Victor Bolden, for those returns.

    But, Cooks did carry the ball 32 times for 217 yards and 2 TDs. However, if you read the stats for the Beavers, it was no secret who was going to be their Number One target as a wide out. Coin flip, anyone?

    • Brian Dempsey

      Coin flip is right. Either Cooks or Beckham would be great additions to the Chiefs receiving core and you can’t coach world-class speed that either of these two bring to the table

      BTW, Bert, do you remember Harold Jackson who played with the Eagles, Rams, Pats through the ’70′s? That’s who Cooks reminds me of.

      • berttheclock

        Oh yeah. Back and forth shuttle between the Rams and the Eagles. Started with the Rams and John Hadl, then, traded to Philly, then, back to the Rams, then, the Pats and, finally, a couple more including Seattle. One thing I remember when ever I pass an “Izzy” restaurant was his first trade to Philly. Philly sent Izzy Lang to LA, but, he couldn’t beat out Lester Josphenson. In fact, he only ran for one yard and was dumped. His nickname became Izzy “One Yard” Lang. He tried the movies and was in a scene from “Where’s Papa” where he played a character named “Motherf…..) and chased a fellow across Central Park after a gang member had asked the poor victim whether or not he had ever seen “The Naked Prey” and told him that he had better take off running ala Cornell Wilde and he would end up naked and he had better pray. Lang ran backwards, while, the clothes were flying off the victim.

        Yes, Harold Jackson at five ten could really get open and had great hands. He even was productive in a very conservative LA scheme. BTW, when, he was traded back to LA, he was traded for their QB, Roman Gabriel.

  • Josh Michaels

    I live in Baton Rouge and have watched this kid shine the last two years. He was a beast kick returner, route runner, and excellent hands. Combine that with his speed, and he makes the mold of a great football player. I wouldn’t mind if he was the chiefs first pick