La Canfora: OBJ Could Be Dealt Before NFL Draft

The Giants are more open to trading Odell Beckham Jr. than they're letting on, Jason La Canfora says

Tiki and Tierney
March 11, 2019 - 5:56 pm
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Antonio Brown, arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL, was traded from Pittsburgh to Oakland this past weekend, and Odell Beckham Jr. could be next.

No, the Raiders aren’t in the market for the mercurial wideout, but the Giants are reportedly shopping – or are at least listening to offers – for the former first-round pick.

What is the likelihood that OBJ gets dealt?

“Possible,” CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora said on Tiki & Tierney. “I can’t put a number on it, but it’s certainly not impossible. I continue to hear that the Giants are much more amenable to this than what they’re saying publicly – understandably so – and that there’s a deal to be done there.”

Beckham, 26, began his career with three straight seasons of 90+ catches, 1,300+ yards and 10+ touchdowns. But he has missed 16 games over the last two years and has had his fair share of off-field baggage.

Still, he remains an elite talent, and La Canfora believes that “a monster deal” could be on the table.

“Not an Antonio Brown deal,” La Canfora said. “An old-school Roy Williams deal plus something else.”

In other words, multiple draft picks, including at least one first-rounder.

“If somebody is willing to do that, maybe San Francisco,” La Canfora said. “I’ve heard the most about them in terms of intent, especially now that the Raiders have got Antonio Brown. Maybe the Browns. But would I be surprised if he was dealt before the draft? No – and I certainly wouldn’t be shocked.”