New York Jets: Could Terron Beckham make final roster?
The New York Jets are open to giving players tryouts in order to see if they have what it takes to make their final roster heading into the regular season. Does running back Terron Beckham stand a chance to make it?
No you’re not seeing double and no, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t have a twin brother! But, he does have a cousin that could make you do a double take. However, does the other Beckham have what it takes to be in the NFL or is there only room for one?
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Beckham has an unusual story. He played football during high school but never stepped foot on a college football field, which separates him from everyone else. Instead, Beckham decided to become a body builder and fitness model; I mean look at him, I would have done the same!
It wasn’t enough though, Beckham wanted more. He missed playing football and then Odell was drafted to the New York Giants, which was enough motivation for him to suit back up. He took matters into his own hands as he hosted a mini pro day at the TEST Football Academy.
Although he was not at this year’s 2016 NFL Combine and was ineligible for the 2016 NFL Draft, Beckham would have had the highest vertical jump at 44 inches, as well as the best bench press with 36 reps at 225 pounds. If that isn’t impressive enough, he finished the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds. He didn’t even play college ball, talk about an interesting skill-set!
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Among the teams interested in the running back with zero college experience were representatives from the Jets.
Throughout this weekend they will see what Beckham is all about as he hopes to receive a free agent contract.
However, there are still some things to keep in mind in the grand scheme of things.
Yes, he has outstanding weightlifting numbers and athleticism.
But, keep in mind he didn’t play in any collegiate football program. Although that might not be a concern for some when they see his capabilities, nobody knows how he really plays on the gridiron. Does he have good work ethics? Can Beckham withstand the media? Is he a team player? Besides what happens on the football field, these are all factors that might go in his favor.
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Beckham will more than likely not make it past everything that comes with training camps and the fact that the Jets are already stacked at running back. With the Jets re-signing Bilal Powell and signing Matt Forte, it will be interesting to see where the Jets go with Beckham after this weekend’s try out. Oh, and let’s not forget their pitiful cap space being left with just about $3M. With everything being said, unless he can play well in another position of need, expect him to be a training camp casualty.