Heading into Year 3, Odell Beckham Jr.’s star has leveled off following an electric rookie year and a relatively frustrating sophomore season.
Beckham Jr. ranked as No. 32 on last year’s NFL 100 and jumped to No. 10 behind fellow wideouts Julio Jones and Antonio Brown. Some could have even made the case that DeAndre Hopkins deserved to be ahead of Beckham as well.
But now the fired up receiver heads into the season with extra motivation, judging by how the last 24 hours or so of social media have played out:
Beckham faced his fair share of double coverage, or stack coverage (a defensive back on the line with a safety over the top) last season. With the addition of Sterling Shepard, expect Beckham to find more room to work in the secondary in Year 3.
He’s already a top-10 player in the league, but is this season he takes another massive step forward? With Julio Jones facing his share of coverage schemes and Antonio Brown’s complimentary receiver Martavis Bryant out for the season, Beckham has a chance to make up some ground.