news / 05.19.2017 Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL's best offensive players under 25
It’s hard to believe New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is still under the age of 25 given how long it feels like he’s dominated the league, but he’s got one more season to go before that box is checked off.
At 24 years old, Beckham remains one of the youngest elite athletes in professional football and that was not lost on Pro Football Focus while compiling their list of the top offensive players under 25.
Although Beckham didn’t get the top nod at wide receiver — that distinction went to Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans — he did make the cut.
Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants (84.3)
Beckham instantly became one of the game’s best wide receivers when he entered the league in 2014. His rookie season was historic, despite missing significant time due to an injury. His 92.3 overall grade in his rookie season is still unmatched as the highest grade for a rookie WR in the PFF era. Beckham also leads all under-25 players in receptions, yards, and touchdowns.
In addition to leading in receptions, yards and touchdowns, Beckham also led the NFL in elusiveness at his position a season ago. He forced a league-high 29 missed tackles.
Given how dominant Beckham has been over his first three seasons, it’s titillating to think about what he can possibly bring to the table in 2017 thanks to the addition of wide receiver Brandon Marshall and tight end Evan Engram.
Dan Benton | giantswire.com | May 19, 2017