1. OBJ looks ready to roll
All the hype for the Cleveland Browns in 2019 centered on the addition of Odell Beckham, Jr. Added in a trade with the New York Giants, Beckham was supposed to transform the Browns offered in 2019. He was re-joining his good friend, and former collegiate teammate at LSU, Jarvis Landry on a team that also had baker Mayfield and former first-round pick David Njoku.
That passing attack was supposed to give defensive coordinators nightmares. Instead, it ended up being a problem for the Browns. Landry and OBJ had over 1,000 receiving, Beckham never really seem like himself — and they got nearly no help from any other wideouts.
Both Landry and Beckham were dealing with nagging injuries in 2019 and they are also each healthy now following offseason surgery. As for OBJ, he’s looking like himself again, making highlight-reel plays including an impressive reception in double coverage on Thursday.
Cleveland gave up a first and third-round pick for Beckham as well as starting safety Jabrill Peppers. While he was good in 2019, he wasn’t the player we are used to seeing and didn’t put up the kind of numbers that justify the package surrendered for him.
If he continues to play the way he has early in camp, that won’t be the case for long.