Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the New York Jets are “very hot” on LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.
- Rapoport adds that Jets’ are hoping to get up into the top-10 and take Beckham Jr.
This builds on a previous report from Rapoport in which he mentioned that the Jets and 49ers were both “pondering” a potential trade up for a wide receiver.
Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks and USC’s Marquise Lee are also believed to be among the targets for San Francisco and New York.
The Jets hold the No. 18 overall pick, so it would actually be quite the move up for a receiver given that this year’s class of receivers is considered to be very deep.
However, there has been a great deal of buzz regarding Beckham Jr in recent weeks. We’ve heard that he could be on the radar of teams like Lions, Cowboys and Steelers, all of whom are drafting ahead of the Jets and 49ers.
We have the Rams taking Odell Beckham Jr at No. 13 overall in our most recent 2014 NFL Mock Draft.