NFL Draft: Giants slate of picks following Odell Beckham trade

Mar 14, 2019, 01:30
NFL Draft: Giants slate of picks following Odell Beckham trade

The 12th overall pick in the 2014 National Football League draft and a three-time Pro Bowler, Beckham had the best three-season start by a wide receiver in Giants history.

Just days after we saw Antonio Brown get traded to the Oakland Raiders, another diva wide receiver with enormous talent was traded.

When Martin isn't furiously trying to finish the "Game of Thrones" series, he's cheering for both NY football teams.

This isn't to say the Browns are going to be disappointed in the deal at all.

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Manning set a career-high for completion percentage (66 percent) past year, but the eye test has shown a cooked quarterback for about three seasons.

For the past decade, seeing the Cleveland Browns on the schedule was often viewed as a treat.

The Cleveland Browns landed one of the best offensive weapons in football and simultaneously turned the team they acquired him from into the laughingstock they used to be.

Much as the Steelers did in sending Antonio Brown to the Raiders, the Giants are absorbing significant dead money by trading Beckham.

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An NFL superstar is on the move, and it's to a destination that would have been considered inconceivable a couple of years ago. Last year, the Giants gave him a reported $95 million contract extension in August.

Odell Beckham is on the move.

The Giants, who were 5-11 in 2018, are in the early stage of a rebuild and are expected to draft a quarterback early in next month's draft. They were looking to improve their offensive line, get some pass rushers and shore up the defense, which struggled in coordinator James Bettcher's switch to a 3-4 front. Manning is 38 and the team has only made the playoffs once since winning the Super Bowl in February 2012. If they do, I feel sorry for that quarterback.

Peppers, who is from New Jersey, will help fill the void left by Collins' departure.

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The Browns have options in free agency and don't have a pick until the second round of the draft. A first-round pick in 2017, he struggled as a rookie but bounced back and played well last season.