Posted by Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor
All good things come to those who wait and yes the New York Giants fans have waited a very long time for Odell Beckham Jr. to show why the Giants drafted him in the first round.
The Giants rookie did not disappoint the crowd of 78,000 on hand at Met Life Stadium as the Giants came from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons 30 to 20. The Giants started this game a bit sleepy, looking very uninterested for the first half; however as they game wore on they picked up the intensity.
Beckham snagged two very nice catches along the sideline showing good route running and body control. Eli Manning hit OBJ for his third catch of the game in the 4th quarter for 14 yards. Beckham showed nice movement on the healed hamstring as No. 13 came back to the ball finding a soft spot in the defense along the Giants sidelines.
His final catch of the game was a beautiful leaping reception for a 15 yard touchdown. Eli Manning threw the ball high and right at the fading corner back; however, Beckham turned on the speed, burst pass the corner back and jumped right in front of defender for the score.
After the game Eli Manning commented on the fact that there are aspects of the playbook they will now be able to explore with Beckham in the fold.
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