1. Odell Beckham, Jr., Wide Receiver
The story of the offseason in 2019 was the addition of Odell Beckham, Jr. The former New York Giants wide receiver was added in a trade that sent safety Jabrill Peppers along with a first and third-round pick to New York for the electric wideout.
OBJ re-joined his former collegiate teammate Jarvis Landry and the two were excited about what they could do now that they were reunited. While both did top the 1,000-yard mark, the season was marred with missed opportunities, off-field drama, and losses on the field.
Both players have vowed to be better this season with Beckham being outspoken about his desire to silence his critics in 2020. He’s not only motivated by the criticism but he’s also healthy.
Last year, Beckham pushed through some nagging injuries and then had to have core muscle surgery once the year was done. With that corrected, he’s back to himself and that was evident during the first weekend of training camp.
According to Nathan Zegura, he not only looked healthy but was “dominant.”
Again, in Kevin Stefanski’s offense, the focus is going to be running the ball. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are expected to get a healthy share of touches as they run their zone-running game. However, players such as OBJ can still be a force in this offense, especially when they catch defenses off balance with the play-action.
Even if his targets aren’t what he’s used to seeing, Beckham could still be incredibly effective for the Browns. And his play early in camp has only helped to solidify that belief.