Odell Beckham (WR), LSU
5'11" | 198 lbs.
59 REC, 1152 YDS, 8 TDS
1st round, 12th overall (New York Giants)
What the scouts are saying:
"Talented, competitive, productive, inconsistent college split end who projects as a big-play receiver in the pros. Offers versatility to toggle between "X," "Z" and slot given his ability to stretch the field and run after the catch. Brings added value as a kick returner." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)
"His abilities as a return man will certainly help his draft stock. He displays remarkable vision, agility and acceleration." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)
"Despite a lack of height, he is well built and willing to be physical against bigger defensive backs. A tough runner with the ball in his hands." (Bleacher Report)
Fit for the Bears:
Any wide receiver who's projected in the first round has a slim to zero chance of making this Bears team next season. The Bears have their top two wide receivers in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, who are both coming off Pro Bowl seasons. Beckham will likely fall to a team where he can make an immediate impact, and that doesn't happen in Chicago — a team that has lots of holes to fill on defense. In addition to having second-year wide out Marquess Wilson on the roster, the Bears signed Josh Morgan and Domenik Hixon over the offseason to address the loss of Earl Bennett. The wide receiver position isn't high on the Bears' priority list for the 2014 NFL Draft.