Baker Mayfield: Odell Beckham Jr. feels even better than he looks

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By all accounts, receiver Odell Beckham Jr. looked healthy and ready to roll during Cleveland’s offseason program after tearing his ACL last year.

But quarterback Baker Mayfield was even more optimistic about Beckham’s prospects when speaking to the media at a youth football camp on Wednesday.

“About a month ago I would have said that he looks very, very good, and I know after speaking with him that he feels even better,” Mayfield said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “So I’ll let you guys see that for yourself.”

Beckham is hosting a youth football camp of his own over the weekend and odd are there will be several videos of the receiver moving around.

Beckham had 23 receptions for 319 yards with three touchdowns in seven games last season, though he tore his ACL on his first target in that seventh contest. If he’s healthy, Beckham could provide a significant lift and a deep threat to Cleveland’s offense in 2021.

7 responses to “Baker Mayfield: Odell Beckham Jr. feels even better than he looks

  1. Odell Beckham Jr. is known for one thing, “The Catch”. Other than that he hasn’t done a thing but run his mouth…………..absolutely nothing!!

  2. He had 35 TDs his first 3 seasons in the league but has combined the past 4 seasons for just 15. Defenses used to gameplan around covering him but stopped that years ago. Cleveland looked awesome last season without him. He either wins comeback player of the year this coming season or his big contract days are done.

  3. I think he is past his elite days, but still being a good receiver combined with the other weapons this offense has, he could have a big year. I don’t see anyone in this offense exploding, but that’s how Stefanski wants it. Everyone being good and you can’t key on one or two guys.

  4. Beckham on the Giants was basically a big fish in a small pond because that Giants team really wasn’t known for offensive flashiness so his one or two highlight reel plays intercepting Eli Mannings attempts to pass to defenders or the sideline official in the media capital of the world were made big deals of. Beckham with a ton of talent around him has been exposed as Cleveland had to resort to trick plays just to get him numbers because he was one of the least reliable receivers they had while Jarvis Landry continues to show he definitely was the better talent out of LSU boys.

    Hopefully seeing that the guy behind him in the depth chart (Rashard Higgins) was much better than him in that offense humbled him a bit. No one can argue how much better the Browns were when they weren’t forcing passes to Beckham just to have him bat them to a defender or not even be looking for the ball because he doesn’t pay attention to the play until he has finished his route. He might be able to milk one more team to think he’s a game changing receiver if Cleveland moves on from him but it looks as if he’s more of a Andre Johnson/Reggie Wayne (one team wonder) than a Jerry Rice/Randy Moss (did well no matter what team they were on)

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