Giants get first- and third-round picks, Jabrill Peppers for Beckham

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The news of the bombshell trade sending wide receiver Odell Beckham from the Giants to the Browns came without word of what would be going back the other way.

That word came a short time later. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Giants will receive the Browns’ first-round pick, No. 17 overall, along with a third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers. The third-round pick is No. 95 overall and came to the Browns from the Patriots in exchange for defensive tackle Danny Shelton.

The Giants now have two first-round picks, No. 6 and No. 17, at their disposal. That’s good ammunition to use if they wanted to make a move to take their quarterback of the future if they identify him. The third-rounder replaces the pick they used to take cornerback Sam Beal in the supplemental draft last year.

Peppers was a first-round pick in 2017 and is the second safety the Giants are set to acquire — Antoine Bethea is the other — since Landon Collins agreed to a deal with Washington. Peppers has also returned kickoffs and punts during his first two NFL seasons.

122 responses to “Giants get first- and third-round picks, Jabrill Peppers for Beckham

  1. WAY too much!!! The Giants just fleeced the Browns. And this is coming from an Eagles fan.

  2. I feel sorry for Pat Shurmur. Poor guy has no talent to work with and they keep forcing Eli Manning down his throat as the starting quarterback. By the time they get production from those draft picks he will be fired.

  3. A six pack of beer and chips would have been enough and the beer would not have to be cold even. Good riddance.

  4. Easily the most stacked roster of my lifetime:

    Baker, OBJ, Jarvis, Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Njoku, good o line, stacked defense.

    Oh my god. Dave Gettleman is a total moron.

  5. That is a lousy return for Beckham unless you feel you were looking to get rid of him. Not that they the Giants were winning games with Beckham but they now have Engram and Barkley on offense and not much else.

    The win now mode roster just went in the toilet. If they are going to rebuild for the future, Barkley is going to be on his second contract before they have a new QB up to speed, assuming they don’t draft and start a rookie QB this year.

  6. Steve Erkel says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm
    Mayfield
    OBJ
    Jarvis Landry
    Njoku
    Chubb
    Kareem Hunt
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    Another “Dream Team” just like the Eagles in 2010. This isn’t fantasy football. Wait til Landry quits on them like he did in Miami when he wasn’t “Getting the ball enough”

  7. Baker & Odell WOW! For a couple seasons anyway. Then the 2 type A personalities may end up making the Ben & Antonio show look tame. It will be great,terrible or both but it will always be interesting with those 2.

  8. Salt in the wound for Pittsburgh, I’m a Steelers fan and this has me laughing at my own organization.

  9. just remember….. obj is a head case, a locker room killer, and got that asz beat by a kickers net….

  10. Division getting worse all around the Eagles and Cowboys….. feeling a two team race for 2-3 years at this point.

  11. chickensalad43 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Easily the most stacked roster of my lifetime:

    Baker, OBJ, Jarvis, Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Njoku, good o line, stacked defense.

    Oh my god. Dave Gettleman is a total moron.
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    You act like Gettleman traded all of them to the Browns. Jarvis is average at best, OBJ is a total headache(let’s see how Cleveland reacts when he starts complaining) and Hunt is going to be suspended by the NFL. The fact is OBJ was traded far away from the NFC.

  12. There can’t be a fan of any other team in the AFCN ( I know.. the Bengals have no chance) that can think any other team can win this division next year. The Browns squad is ridiculous.

  13. Another Eagles fan….great trade for the Giants. Yeah OBJ is a great player but one superstar skill position isn’t going to make a sucky team good, especially when he’s a diva. Peppers is a good player too and a 1st and a 3rd is quite a haul.

  14. Laugh all you want, Browns win division this year, this coming from a Bills fan. And not even a fan of Beckham, think he is a turd, but the talent they have now on both sides of the ball is really, really good.

  15. The football Gods just shined upon my Browns as the planets are starting to line up. Am I really reading what I’m reading? My fear is I’ll wake up tomorrow and find out I was dreaming. Holy smoke ! Cleveland media is going to go nuts.

  16. Cleveland to New Jersey pipeline is open and ready for business. My only question is who plays O-line? And your D-line better get there because your back 7 is getting worse day to day.

  17. billswillnevermove says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:31 pm
    Laugh all you want, Browns win division this year, this coming from a Bills fan. And not even a fan of Beckham, think he is a turd, but the talent they have now on both sides of the ball is really, really good.
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    Allstar teams rarely succeed. Too much ME in the lockerroom. Also don’t forget that it takes coaching and a system. CLE has proven to have neither.

  18. Agree with all those that state Haskins is on their clock, if not Murray. Peppers was never mentioned as much of an asset this past season and OBJ is the big strike weapon they’ve needed. Both sides came out OK so now time will tell.

  19. I think there is a real possibility that Beckham and Mayfield will mix like oil and water.

  20. nattination says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:36 pm
    Cleveland to New Jersey pipeline is open and ready for business. My only question is who plays O-line? And your D-line better get there because your back 7 is getting worse day to day.

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    Cleveland’s O-line? It’s just fine, lost one player with a ready to go back-up waiting in the wings. Also, Jabrill is decent, but never really lived up to 1st round status except for that one game in Denver. Plenty of talent still in the secondary.

  21. Losing a pass rusher is tough plus a #1 pick…Browns need to add a pass rusher like Houston, or Clark or even Clowney quickly…Perriman will want the ball as well

  22. Good move. Can’t hang your next QB with a diva receiver. Might work out for Cleveland in the short term. Maybe they can beat the Steelers once in the first time in forever.

  23. Wonder if the situation with Antonio Brown was a motivator for NYG. Dump OBJ while there’s still trade value before the relationship gets toxic and he torpedoes his market. Steelers should’ve done the same with AB a year or two ago.

  24. That’s some high character guys, Cleveland. Landry, OBJ and Hunt. Wow and turd QB to boot. How’s that gonna work? What a load of comp for a high salary WR too. Ouch…

  25. By way. Browns better win the superbowl this year. No pressure. They have alpha dog behind center.

  26. So the head cases got moved and overpaid but give it a few years when the players union get’s bitten in the ass for these moves.

    LOL, these guy’s that got huge contracts are screwed or will hurt their franchises in the long run for the money they are about to get but at this point let it happen LOL.

  27. The Giants aren’t going anywhere with Dave Gettleman as their GM.
    He screwed up last year and didn’t draft a QB, so what will they do this year?
    Draft a lower rated QB than they could have gotten last year?

    They will draft a mediocre Tier 2 QB, and in a couple of years be a mediocre 6-10 or 7-9 team.
    Have fun with that.

  28. See if AB didn’t go nuclear on social media we could have gotten a better deal but like Chris Simms said the raiders back channeled a promise of a new contract if he destroyed his trade value. One could argue AB had less baggage pior to social media meltdown 2 months ago.

  29. Thought experiment for football fans: if the Browns play up to their potential and do really well (say, 12 wins), how many seasons of goodwill do they have with the average fan? They have been so inept for so long that I think pretty much everyone who isn’t a fan of an NFC North team would be happy to see the Browns win the Super Bowl. But, God, OBJ is insufferable. I feel like two seasons of his antics will be enough to erase all the goodwill the Browns have built up by sucking for so long. Add Kareem Hunt into the mix too, and it’s hard to cheer for that.

  30. As a Lifelong steelers fan i am sad to say that i am more excited to see the browns this year. Baker/obj will be the talk of the league next year. Unreal pairing of talent and personality

  31. The happiest man in America tonight is Pat Shurmur. The Giants finally said good-bye to the past, and hello to the future. At least now Shurmur is feeling like he has a chance. That’s all you can ask for. Believe me, it’s a brand new feeling for the coach.

  32. So the Steelers got a pocketful of lint for AB and the Giants get a 1st, a 3rd and Jabrill Peppers? Tomlin and Colbert should be fired. OBJ is going to scorch Joe Haden twice a year.

  33. Giants did what they thought they needed to do. Odell got the deal and the Browns are stuck with him according to the cap hits for the next 3yrs. The out in 2021 will also cost a fortune. Don’t hate the deal until your read all the fine print. Giants gotta eat 16 mill in dead money for those draft picks. Funny how you fans hate when players make money but don’t care when they get cut and lose money. Like I always say it’s just business!! Don’t blame the player blame the GM or blame the GM and love the player. You just can’t have it both ways. Treat you career like a business just like the organization. You take the bad deals with the good ones.

  34. As a Cleveland fan I definitely hope it works out, but it also doesn’t hurt that he’s only owed about $23M in guaranteed money on that huge contract. Even if it blows up, that’s done in a year and change.

  35. So Pat Shurmur used to coach the Browns, and now he’s coaching the Giants who have become the Browns, lol. Seriously though, this was a fair enough trade. They weren’t going to win anything with Beckham on a contract like that (neither will Cleveland btw as they neglect their defense more and more), and the Giants can rebuild correctly.

  36. Dorsey is good but he outdid himself on this one … in a bad way. Waaaaay too much to give up for this diva who will tear up the locker room and not appear in half the games.

  37. If I was a Giants fan, I’d be hoping draft an OT in the 1st and then best available, tank next season, and then draft that Tua Tagovailoa. Tanking is never fun, but it’s the quickest was back to being relevant.

  38. Browns just got a whole lot better on offense. OBJ gonna stretch the field while JL gashes em in the slot.

  39. I’m not sure he was worth a 1st and a 3rd and Peppers for a guy with the maturity of a pre-kindergarten child and a $77M contract.

  40. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:44 pm
    Losing a pass rusher is tough plus a #1 pick…Browns need to add a pass rusher like Houston, or Clark or even Clowney quickly…Perriman will want the ball as well

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    Um, nfl history buff must not mean recent history – the Browns traded for Olivier Vernon just a couple days ago. pass rusher ins’t a need.

  41. Actually a good trade for both teams. Giants HAD TO rebuild, and they essentially got TWO 1st round picks (1 proven already) and a third. AND dumped a contract/player that they couldnt afford in their position. Meanwhile Browns needed EXACTLY what Beckham brings. They’ve got the Def, and Landry as a No 2 will be impossible to cover. The run game with CHUBB will be stronger – and when Hunt shows up, they’ll light it up.

    EXCITING for all fans of the NFL. (I’ll be watchin the Browns!)

  42. 3yardsndust says: “So the Steelers got a pocketful of lint for AB and the Giants get a 1st, a 3rd and Jabrill Peppers? Tomlin and Colbert should be fired.”
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    AB will be 31 years old when the season starts. Statistically as a WR, the best years are already behind him. OBJ, on the other hand is only 26 and will be in his prime for the next five.

    Tomlin squeezed the best years out of a 6th round draft pick and the 22nd WR out of the 2010 draft. Colbert has drafted WRs Antonio Brown, JuJu, Emmanuel Sanders, Mike Wallace etc. ALL after the 3rd round. He also got two picks for an older WR with a lot of mileage. Why exactly should they be fired?

  43. strummer174 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Thought experiment for football fans: if the Browns play up to their potential and do really well (say, 12 wins), how many seasons of goodwill do they have with the average fan? They have been so inept for so long that I think pretty much everyone who isn’t a fan of an NFC North team would be happy to see the Browns win the Super Bowl. But, God, OBJ is insufferable. I feel like two seasons of his antics will be enough to erase all the goodwill the Browns have built up by sucking for so long. Add Kareem Hunt into the mix too, and it’s hard to cheer for that.

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    First of all let me say that I’m in NO WAY a Browns fan but I live less than 50mi from Cleveland so let me fill you in on something, the Browns fans will put up with anything, anything and they will follow the Browns blindly, if they wouldn’t the Browns wouldn’t have a single fan left after all those years and years of losing, especially after that 1-15 season they topped off with an 0-16 season!

    If they’ll stick with the Browns through that they’ll be there for anything at all, there’s nothing that’ll ever make them leave!

    But in all fairness to the Browns this is the best Browns team I’ve ever seen in my 58yrs, they finally got a GM that knows how to build a team, now if the owner will just keep his nose out of it they’ve got a chance to really improve in a way they’ve never had before!

  44. realfootballfan says:
    March 12, 2019 at 9:08 pm
    So Pat Shurmur used to coach the Browns, and now he’s coaching the Giants who have become the Browns, lol. Seriously though, this was a fair enough trade. They weren’t going to win anything with Beckham on a contract like that (neither will Cleveland btw as they neglect their defense more and more), and the Giants can rebuild correctly.

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    Ummm, Cleveland traded for Vernon and signed Sheldon Richardson — only lost Jabrill, who was not a dominant player. Defense is not being neglected, being upgraded.

  45. I wonder if they cleared this with OBJ or if when he hears about it he refuses to go to the Browns the same way AB refused to go to the Bills?

  46. I think the fact that the Steelers and Ravens have gotten much weaker (and my Bengals still being irrelevant) as well as Mayfield still playing under his rookie deal for the next few years makes this team very dangerous. On paper, their offense is the best in the AFC North. Their window is now before they have to pay Mayfield the big bucks.

    Still think the Giants may end up with the better part of the deal, but the Browns didn’t get ripped off either.

  47. I hate to say it (but happy for the Browns’ long-suffering fans), but the AFCN will be a cakewalk for Cleveland next year. Mayfield is the real deal. The are loaded for bear on offense. And they still have 8 draft picks to address the defense.

  48. Eagles fan here and I think this trade is one of the few that makes both teams better. First I think the Giants are lucky to get this type of compensation for OBJ, who is very talent and has a very large contract, and is very much a head case. However the Giants having OBJ is the equivalent of someone owning a race car but putting motor oil in it instead of rocket fuel. It is obvious that Eli Manning can not get the ball accurately down field to use OBJ, so he is a high talent being completely wasted on this roster. They are in complete rebuild mode and now they have the draft capital to do whatever they want in this year’s draft. Personally I think they are looking to take their QB of the future and will be looking to Manning to start the first half of the year before transitioning to whatever QB they take in the draft. That way whatever QB they draft and Barkley can come up together.

    As for the Brown’s, they are obviously in win now mode, especially given the disaster that the AFC North is currently in. Pittsburgh is a dumpster fire, Cinny has probably the worst mediocre QB since Jon Kitna and Baltimore is experimenting with a QB who can’t pass. SO they are primed to win the AFC North and represent in the playoffs. Not to mention they have a promising 2nd year QB who will excel with a stud WR in OBJ.

    It seems like a win-win, although I think NYG were looking hard to get rid of OBJ, as he is already rumbling about a new contract after the A. Brown signing. Not to mention he hasn’t been exactly a good locker room presence . . . so I think Cleveland overpaid for OBJ, but sometimes you have to overpay to get where you want to be!!!

  49. janvanflac says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    one superstar skill position isn’t going to make a sucky team good.

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    Thank goodness the Browns are not a sucky team.

    This reality will be slow to sink in for many.

  50. OBJ and Landry are BFFs..wonder who gets the most targets? Maybe they won’t have a running game? Cleveland should be an interesting sportsbeat to work and write about this season!

  51. The big picture : Giants are rid of that 24/7 super diva ! Draft best available OL prospects, develop them , let Eli do his thing , get ready for the QB s coming out in 2020. Rebuilding sucks yes but there s atleast light at the end of the tunnel. As far as the brilliant Browns, before you ordain the, SB champs, win your division and try to maintain a team first focus. Mayfield is an excellent QB ( fairly new Diva), OBJ is one of the best WR ( well established Diva) plus 3 or 4 Diva s in the works! NEED SOMEONETO KEEP THEM IN LINE!

  52. Unless the Cardnials brass is totally sold on drafting Kyler Murray, and believe he will lead them to the promised land, I would trade the number #1 pick for the Giants 2 number one picks (6 & 17). The Cards need a lot of help on both offense and defense.

  53. Having been a Browns fan since I was a kid in the 50s I can see a dim light in the tunnel. I got to see greatest ever running back Jim Brown’s career and go through the heartache of the loss of Ernie Davis the player and the even better human being. It has been a long haul waiting for another great team. I am excited over this teams possibilities. Hopefully they pan out. If they don’t I will still always be a die hard Browns fan. Life is good, regardless of the fact I am in FB jail. 😎

  54. This is a head-scratcher; being right here in the city and hearing the Giants GM say, “we didn’t sign Odell to trade him”, wow, Gettleman is confusing the hell out of me.
    Giants fans be careful what you wish for. Here are some nuggets to chew on:

    1) You have a 38-yr old QB whose feet is set in cement; and, you still have holes on O-line — which makes Manning virtually ineffective, even if he can still throw it
    2) Without Odell on the field,Manning is basically limited to checkdowns and has been basically unplayable
    3) Without Beckham, Manning is a middle of the pack QB with 78% passer rating
    4) The Giants are 6-15 when Beckham doesn’t play
    5) And no, the Browns were not fleeced. Because the Giants temporarily decided to keep Beckham, the Giants just ate $16 million in dead money on this year’s cap. The Giants are also eating Beckham’s $20 mil signing bonus and that leaves Cleveland giving Beckham $15 million per yr salary; that is, $47 mil going into 2022. Watkins is owed more — in case you’re wondering Beckham still has a 50-50 chance of making the HOF, Watkins has to buy a ticket.

    But I guess that Giants fans are tired of Beckham’s on the field antics; meh … says this Steelers fan in NYC. And yes he’s a headcase but he is not a locker room killer … that’s not what his team mates are saying — again I’m a Steelers fan in NYC, I think I know what a locker room killer looks like ….

  55. eagleswin says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:20 pm
    That is a lousy return for Beckham unless you feel you were looking to get rid of him. Not that they the Giants were winning games with Beckham but they now have Engram and Barkley on offense and not much else.

    The win now mode roster just went in the toilet. If they are going to rebuild for the future, Barkley is going to be on his second contract before they have a new QB up to speed, assuming they don’t draft and start a rookie QB this year.
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    Disagree and am not a Giants fan. Looking at just the trade, the Giants made out. Putting aside the draft picks they effectively just replaced Collins with a younger player still under a rookie contract. Who also has the ability to be just as good if not better than Collins. A first and a third for OBJ? Take it a try not to giggle the entire time.

  56. irileydev says: (to paraphrase)
    nothing but Odell propaganda.
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    This move is good for both sides. I’m glad to see him go. The Giants played much better as A TEAM, after Odell sat himself with a charlie horse. He’s Cleveland’s headache now.

  57. viciousjay says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    I’d rather have a ring and be remembered than getting a bunch of money I don’t deserve. Call me crazy?

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    How about stupid? You think his future wife and kids ( or current family) will care about a cluster of gold and diamonds? Nah, give me the money so I can travel the world, invest in real estate, and make sure my family is financially stable for generations. So you would rather have a salesman of the year plaque in your office instead of the $100k raise? Lol

  58. This will be interesting. Cleveland has never had any expectations or even been taken seriously as a franchise. Let’s see how they respond to teams ACTUALLY game planning for them and putting in effort, for once..

  59. Sorry NY, but you got fleeced. You got draft capital and an under-performer for one of the best WR talents in the league. Cleveland won this deal.

  60. As a Browns fan, I wasn’t really expecting this. I’m generally not a fan of big signings. But what were the Browns going to get at 17? OBJ is better than whoever that was.

    Overall I like the move, but with some hesitation and anxiety about how he’ll be in the locker room. Anyone complaining about Dorsey needs to remember what the team was doing when he took over.

    At the very least he’s HOPEFULLY gotten Haslam to sit in the corner and stop interfering.

  61. Cleveland fans thumping their chests. Let’s see how things are going,come October. You people will be signing a different tune , for sure.

  62. jvoshall,

    The fact that you think those guys will help you makes my point. Richardson is on his third team in as many years for a reason, and Vernon has had one good year mixed in with a lot of mediocre. Meanwhile, you traded one of your best offensive linemen for him and exchanged that salary for another receiver who is a head case on top the ones you already have with one of them making lots of money too. Definitely sounds like how you build a championship level team. It’s called smart roster construction. The Browns aren’t doing it.

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