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New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings: Odell Beckham Jr. “Flashes” Like DeSean Jackson

June 9th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

A lot will change for the New York Giants in 2014, including an entirely new offense, plenty of free agent additions and several impact rookies. One of those changes comes by way of running back Rashad Jennings, who is poised to take over as the starting running back — his first starting job in his NFL career.

But in addition to Jennings, two of the more talked-about new faces have been wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and fellow running back Andre Williams. And when asked about Beckham Jr. on Monday, Jennings said the youngster has been impressive in practice and, at times, flashed DeSean Jackson-like talent.

"He's got huge hands — strong hands — and he's fast. He's got flashes like a DeSean Jackson-type player," Jennings told Bleacher Report. "We're excited to have him aboard."

Jennings had equally high praise for Williams, noting that the rookie has gone above and beyond to learn the playbook in preparation for training camp. He also mentioned Williams' aggressive and powerful running style, saying that once the pads are on … watch out.

"He's a guy that calls me and tries to understand the playbook. I do a lot of extra stuff [and] he's always tugging along, trying to figure it out. He wants to be good," Jennings said. "He's a physical runner. And, obviously, when we get pads on I think he's going to confirm it. He has a lot of upside."

It's going to be very exciting to watch these rookies, and Jennings, in training camp/preseason.


Tags: Andre Williams, DeSean Jackson, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Odell Beckham Jr., Rashad Jennings

3 Responses to “New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings: Odell Beckham Jr. “Flashes” Like DeSean Jackson”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    I’ll say again, Williams was an outright steal. And if Beckham is a bigger version of DeSean Jackson (and based upon watching him at LSU, a guy who makes tough catches when needed) well, that would be outstanding.

  2.  BillyS says:

    I agree about Williams being a potential steal. He has great size, solid straight line speed, and a terrific attitude. I recall hearing lots of good things about his pass protection/blitz pick up, and the only real knock against him when he was drafted was that he wasn’t too elusive (although that’s mainly because he went straight at defenders), and he had hands of stones. But I also saw reports saying he displayed amazing hands at the combine. I don’t think he was involved in the passing game because he didn’t have to be. A team has a 2,000 yard rusher, why would they need to involve him in the passing game when he does all his damage on the ground? So I think the negatives are vastly overblown. I feel he was terrific value in the 4th round. And like I said…he’s got a terrific mentality. He is putting in the hard work and that is the type of thing that separates the good players and the average players.

  3.  Krow says:

    I thought Beckum was on the bike due to the usual hamstring injuries we can’t ever seem to avoid ?

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