The LSU wideout told Sirius XM that he is meeting with the Eagles this upcoming week. The team has already reportedly entertained Texas A&M’s Mike Evans, Indiana’s Cody Latimer, Kelvin Benjamin out of Florida State and Marqise Lee from USC. Latimer is projected as a Day 2 pick; the rest of the group have first-round grades.
Sheil took an up-close look at Beckham recently. The 5-11, 198-pound standout caught 59 balls for 1,152 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. He was also the Tigers’ return man and averaged 26 yards per kickoff.
When we asked Greg Cosell which receivers in this class appear to be the best fits for Chip Kelly’s offense, Beckham was the first player he mentioned.
“In an ideal world, you’ve got a guy like Odell Beckham who could easily fit that role. Beckham is terrific. He really is a smooth, fluid athlete with quickness, with speed, really good run after catch, he has really good hands. He knows how to run routes at this point, which is usually rare for a college wide receiver.
“He can do a lot of things in a Chip Kelly offense. He was also willing to block. He blew up Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley this year; last year he blew up another Alabama linebacker. He is willing to block. Overall, he is a quick, polished, dynamic, versatile wideout with explosive traits both as a route-runner and run after catch. He would absolutely fit a Chip Kelly offense.”
Kelly attended LSU’s pro day earlier this month.
There is no guarantee that Beckham will be there at 22. Daniel Jeremiah, for one, believes he could even be a top-10 pick. If he does slip into the Eagles’ range, he’ll be a tempting target.