Odell Beckham Jr.

By Cynthia Andary

Odell Beckham Jr shined in multiple sports including basketball, soccer, track and field, and football. However, Odells passion was football; he was ranked as the number 40 player in the nation and the number sixth wide receiver. After receiving many offers, he chose to stay in his home state and play for Louisiana State University. Beckham played for three years before deciding to end his college career a year early and enter the NFL draft in 2014. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round as the 12th overall pick. Beckham played with the Giants from 2014 to 2018 until he was acquired by the Cleveland Browns which he played for from 2018-2021. Odell was not doing as well as he wanted to with the Browns, he was putting in work but yet found himself struggling on the field because of a disconnect with the quarterback Baker Mayfield. He was released in the beginning of the season making him a free-agent after he cleared his waivers. Not long after he was picked up by the Los Angeles Rams, NBA Los Angeles Lakers player Lebron James welcomed him to LA with a tweet, “Welcome to LA my brother @obj ! It’s GO TIME!! Following the first game with the Rams Odell scored one touchdown against the Green Bay Packers, and another one against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Proving that he needed to be surrounded by the right people in order to perform his best.