NFL Draft: How the Odell Beckham trade impacts the 1st round

NFL       Giants were reportedly heavily shopping Odell Beckham Jr.
       
       	        By Vincent Frank

NFL Giants were reportedly heavily shopping Odell Beckham Jr. By Vincent Frank

NY received Cleveland's first-round pick and second third-round pick in the 2019 draft along with safety Jabrill Peppers.

The Giants now have picks number 6 and 17 in the first round of the draft.

Safe to say, Cleveland Browns fans are digging the Odell Beckham Jr. trade. If they don't hand Beckham an extension last offseason, and instead trade him, the decision would have made much more sense. He finished with 16 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games.


Beckham became an National Football League superstar nearly instantly. But the Browns were persistent and Dorsey, who has remolded the Browns since coming to Cleveland at the end of 2017, came up with a package the Giants simply couldn't resist.

The Giants and general manager Dave Gettleman would never approve of moving Beckham within the NFC East, but the fact that Dallas was on the short list provides a little insight into Beckham's thinking.

The trade has led to a mixture of rage and despair for many Giants fans, while leaving an unshakable question of why? They've already added Sheldon Richardson and Odell Beckham Jr. today, and they apparently aren't slowing down anytime soon.


After news of the trade broke, Cleveland's odds to win the Super Bowl went from 25-1 to 14-1 at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. But in an ESPN interview a couple of months later, Beckham couldn't answer a question about whether he was happy in NY.

For all his ability, the Giants have had just one winning season in the five since Beckham was drafted. Yet they were willing to ship him away after two injury-plagued seasons and a penchant for creating unwanted headlines, including those prompted by him publicly expressing frustration with quarterback Eli Manning. The 23-year-old Paramus Catholic High School (N.J.) product had 79 tackles, one interception, three fumble recoveries and a sack last season.


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