Thursday, April 10, 2014

LSU Pro Day Report from The USA Today

Joey Porter's Pit Bulls are not the only ones bullish on LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. 

The USA Today's Russ Lande was on hand for LSU's Pro Day and filed his report in an article titled, "LSU's Wide Receivers Stole the Show at Their Pro Day."

The article contains the following excerpt (bold-faced type added byJPPBs):
Things are looking up, for
LSU wide receivers
Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry.
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"While (quarterback Zack) Mettenberger was a big story, there were two others who stole the show. Receiver Odell Beckham did not do any of the combine testing drills, as he stood on his results from there, but during the positional drills he looked like a superstar and convinced me that he should be selected in the top 10 ahead of Texas A and M's Mike Evans. Exploding off the ball into his routes, Beckham never seemed to slow down, even getting in and out of his cuts. 
He changed directions remarkably fast and showed a burst out of his cuts that is rare amongst NFL receivers. 
Unlike many fast, explosive receivers, Beckham displayed outstanding body control, precise route-running and the ability to get his head and hands around quickly when coming out of his cuts. Not only did he catch every pass that was within his catching radius, but he made a number of highlight-reel catches on off-target passes, both high and low. After his display, there was a buzz going around that he is worthy of being a top-10 selection."

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