Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) celebrates after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 21-14 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jets Looking to Move Up and are Hot on the Odell Beckham Trail

NFL Insider Ian Rappaport has been, as expected, working the phones on overdrive as the draft has been approaching. Of late, much of what he has uncovered has been New York Jets’ related. Take a look at another tweet of his:

 

So what do we think here? Beckham is a guy that the Jets would be more than happy to draft in the first round tomorrow night.

Here are his stats from college just as a reminder:

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2011 Louisiana State SEC WR 14 41 475 11.6 2 2 19 9.5 0 43 494 11.5 2
*2012 Louisiana State SEC WR 13 43 713 16.6 2 43 713 16.6 2
2013 Louisiana State SEC 57 1117 19.6 8 5 58 11.6 0 62 1175 19.0 8
Career Louisiana State 141 2305 16.3 12 7 77 11.0 0 148 2382 16.1 12

Beckham would certainly fit right in and be an asset. We have seen him over quite a few of the recent mock drafts. He and Brandin Cooks seem to be the most prevalent choices for the Jets. I don’t think anyone will be really “upset” if Beckham is the first choice.

My only question would be whether the Jets would actually need to move up. I haven’t seen a lot of scenarios where Beckham has gone higher than 18, simply because of how deep the class is at the position. If Beckham is the guy that the Jets are looking at, why not stay at 18 to do it?

It seems more realistic to me that a move up would be in an attempt to draft Mike Evans, or even Sammy Watkins. The fallback could be to stay at #18 and choose Beckham.

What do you guys think?

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