Giants trade OBJ to the Browns
Updated: Mar 20, 2019
Odell Beckham trade analysis and grades
After the Odell trade, here’s how the Giants draft picks are looking for this year. They picked up an extra first which is key.
What direction should the Giants go in with these picks?? Trade analysis:
This was a home run for the Browns, they have been gearing up to compete next year and his puts them in a good position to potentially take the AFC north next year. They got arguably the best WR in the league for a mid first a late 3 and a decent safety. Some would call it a highway robbery. Odell joins Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, Baker Mayfield and eventually Kareem Hunt to form one of the most dynamic young offenses in the league. Odell is a major difference maker on the field who should be exactly what Cleveland needs.
Well, the Giants are rebuilding. Or at least that’s what it seems like. Just weeks ago at the combine, GM Dave Gettleman spoke to the Odell Beckham trade rumors saying, “We didn’t sign him to trade him.” Obviously he was lying. The Giants traded Odell which doesn’t really make any sense. They had just signed him to a 5 year, $90 million dollar deal with NY. This trade leaves them with $16 million in dead cap money. It’s not an understatement to say that Odell carried this offense on his shoulders when he was on the field and was a true difference maker. He wowed crowds with amazing rout running, jaw dropping one handed catches, and simply making life easier for what was a weak offense surrounding him. His presence will be missed and they will have a hard time even coming close to replacing his production on the field. This sends the Giants into official rebuild mode assembling draft picks getting another first round pick from Cleveland along with young safety Jabrill Peppers. Peppers, a former first round pick out of Michigan has shown some talent and has some potential at a cheap price. But you wonder if the Giants could have gotten more than a mid first round pick, a late 3 and an average safety for the best WR in franchise history. Only time will tell whether Gettlemans “plan” will work out. But for right now, this doesn’t look good leaving the offense solely in Saquon Barkley’s hands.