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Odell Beckham or DeAndre Hopkins, which one would you want?

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A couple of the NFL’s best young receivers want their second contracts. But if you could have only one of them, which one would it be: Odell Beckham Jr. or DeAndre Hopkins?

The subject became the topic of a debate on PFT Live. It didn’t start out as a debate, but once I started to talk it through I realized that Willie Colon, who sat in with us for a second day, had it wrong.

Which of us do you think had it right, or wrong? Listen to the arguments, cast a vote below, and then drop a thought or two in the comments.

But before making a final decision, consider all factors. Including whether one guy has had a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, and whether the other has had a revolving door of mediocrity throughout his career.

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24 Responses to “Odell Beckham or DeAndre Hopkins, which one would you want?”
  1. dynastyfootballforme says: Jun 8, 2017 5:01 PM

    ODB is a diva, but if you want to win football games you take him every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

  2. mikea311 says: Jun 8, 2017 5:06 PM

    ODB ha 2 or 3 games last year where he won the game by taking a slant to the house late in the game.

    hes not as consistent as Hopkins, but he wins you football games.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Jun 8, 2017 5:07 PM

    Around here in the Capital, Beckham is just Josh Norman’s… because he locks him down all day. The only way Beckham gets yards is picking on linebackers in the flat like the overrated whiner that he is. Top 5 WRs : Antonio Brown, Terrelle Pryor, DeAndre Hopkins, AJ Green and DeSean Jackson. In that order.

  4. mikea311 says: Jun 8, 2017 5:10 PM

    Around here in the Capital, Beckham is just Josh Norman’s… because he locks him down all day. The only way Beckham gets yards is picking on linebackers in the flat like the overrated whiner that he is. Top 5 WRs : Antonio Brown, Terrelle Pryor, DeAndre Hopkins, AJ Green and DeSean Jackson. In that order.

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    its a shame he doesnt play in washington, he’d be a top 5 WR.

  5. eagleslayer says: Jun 8, 2017 5:12 PM

    You take Hopkins.

    I take Beckham and beat you silly.

  6. godeepwvu says: Jun 8, 2017 5:13 PM

    Give Hopkins a QB and some organizational stability and he will take OBJ’s lunch money and then eat what he buys in front of him.

  7. dezertdawg says: Jun 8, 2017 5:14 PM

    OBJ was shut down by Green Bay’s college level DB’s in the playoffs. Don’t be talking about how if you want to win games take him.

  8. jm91rs says: Jun 8, 2017 5:15 PM

    There was a time that putting up with ODB’s antics would have just been part of the package, but seeing similarly talented players like Julio and AJ go out and preform without making a peep makes me realize that the talent is not worth the headaches.

  9. charger383 says: Jun 8, 2017 5:16 PM

    Beckham does some amazing things both good and bad

  10. jag1959 says: Jun 8, 2017 5:25 PM

    Not a difficult choice at all, Beckham is a talented diva but DeAndre Hopkins is the best WR in the NFL not named Antonio Brown. It also in his favor that Hopkins’ shoelaces are probably smarter than either one of them.

    A Giants fan

  11. LakefrontLegend says: Jun 8, 2017 5:25 PM

    OBJ all day, you don’t have to like the guy

  12. dxfiler says: Jun 8, 2017 5:30 PM

    Beckham is a head case but he has the most raw talent of any of the top receivers. Giants haven’t properly honed it… because they’re the Giants.

    In the right environment he could break records ala Randy Moss, but he isn’t currently disciplined or polished enough to do that.

    Hopkins is a freak and very polished. Seems to have good head on his shoulders too. Still if starting from scratch would rather have OBJ, but it’s close.

  13. bkostela says: Jun 8, 2017 5:41 PM

    charger383 says:
    Jun 8, 2017 5:16 PM
    Beckham does some amazing things both good and bad
    __________

    Only a fool would suggest otherwise

  14. godfatherd says: Jun 8, 2017 5:58 PM

    Hopkins has a bigger catch radius, is just as fast, and never seems to cause a problem. Is this really a choice for anyone?

  15. bkostela says: Jun 8, 2017 6:01 PM

    Eli Manning is an average-at-best QB who only won two SB MVPs because of his amazing defenses.

    Unless we are on the topic of Odell Beckham, in which case Manning is a top-tier QB, and if Beckham had Nuk’s QBs he would be garbage.

    Got it.

  16. wlubake says: Jun 8, 2017 6:32 PM

    Give me the receiver breaking every record in the book please. Hopkins is a very good receiver, but there are 5 receivers I’d take over him. Beckham may be at the top of that group.

    Beckham
    Julio Jones
    Antonio Brown
    AJ Green
    Dez Bryant

  17. abninf says: Jun 8, 2017 6:41 PM

    Even the Giants would take Hopkins.

  18. Obi Wan Jablowme says: Jun 8, 2017 6:50 PM

    dynastyfootballforme says:
    Jun 8, 2017 5:01 PM
    ODB is a diva, but if you want to win football games you take him every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
    ================

    Unless that Sunday is in January in Green Bay…

  19. bullcharger says: Jun 8, 2017 8:24 PM

    Hopkins in a land slide until OBJ grows up.

  20. ezra954 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:51 PM

    Jarvis Landry hands down

  21. heat1up says: Jun 9, 2017 2:10 AM

    Hopkins Or Beckham? Wow, ummmmmm I’ll take Beckham please.

  22. dstin2014 says: Jun 9, 2017 6:37 AM

    DeAndre Hopkins has been getting it done with lousy QB’s and isn’t a diva.

  23. gsosings says: Jun 9, 2017 8:07 AM

    all these comments & votes denigrating OBJ –
    jealousy and envy permeate through all of them

    This guy may break ALL the receiving records in NFL history when he’s done.. anyone else would be 2nd best

  24. lifetimefan says: Jun 11, 2017 7:30 PM

    From a pure talent perspective, its OBJ but given a talented QB and a decent defense, I would have to take Hopkins without a blink. Day in and day out much more dependable and consistent.

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