Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been getting plenty of attention for his hands.
Yesterday, he got to use his whole arm.
Beckham impressed his teammates with a 60-yard pass on an end-around, which might have matched some of his highlight reel catches if he hadn’t overthrown his target.
“It was a pretty good throw,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “He threw it about 65 yards pretty effortlessly. It was close to a hit. He makes it look pretty easy.”
Beckham joked that he should have gone through his progressions better (or maybe not thrown it to a double-covered Rueben Randle).
Of course, he’s still pretty good at the day job, with 11 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown. But the throw was just a signal of an increased role, as they moved him around into the slot and tried to find other ways to take advantage of a dynamic player.
“He’s definitely grown, he’s improved, he understands more,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “He was mentally ready to go [from his first game against the Falcons]. He knew his assignments and, as you know, we move him all over the place and he’s done well with that.”
That he’s done all this without the benefit of much of the preseason or training camp is amazing, as he overcame an early string of hamstring problems.
But with an arm like his, mobility might just be a bonus.