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Five Things to Know about Odell Beckham Jr.

With the 12th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of LSU.

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NEWS>Giants draft Odell Beckham Jr.>Experts take on Odell Beckham>Players React to Beckham pickPHOTOS>View Photos of Odell Beckham Jr. VIDEOS>2014 Draft Profile: Odell Beckham Jr. >Highlights: Odell Beckham Jr. >[Giants select Odell Beckham Jr.](Giants select Odell Beckham Jr. with No. 12 pick)>Beckham Jr.'s 40 yard dashHere are five things you need to know about the newest member of Big Blue:

1. At LSU, Beckham claimed the 2013 Hornung Award as college football's most versatile player and earned first-team All-America honors as a junior in 2013 as both a kick returner (Football Writers Association of America) and return specialist (CBSSports.com) after leading the SEC and ranking No. 2 in the nation in all-purpose yards with a 178.1 average.

2. Measurables: 5-11 Height, 198 Weight, 32 ¾ Arm length, 10" Hands.

3. NFL.com scouting report: Talented, competitive, productive, inconsistent college split end who projects as a big-play receiver in the pros. Offers versatility to toggle between "X," "Z" and slot given his ability to stretch the field and run after the catch. Brings added value as a kick returner.4.

Beckham set the LSU record and finished No. 2 in SEC single-season history with 2,315 all-purpose yards as a junior in 2013, completing his career with 15 touchdowns and 4,118 all-purpose yards, which rank No. 5 in LSU history. Beckham teamed with Jarvis Landry to become the first set of receivers in school history to go over 1,000-yards in same season in 2013. He opted for the NFL Draft following his junior year.

5. Prepping at Isidore Newman in New Orleans, La., the same school attended by the Manning brothers, Beckham joined Cooper Manning as the only players in Newman history to break the 1,000-yard receiving mark in a season. Beckham hauled in 50 catches for 1,010 yards and 19 touchdown receptions as a senior and showed his versatility as he rushed for 331 yards and six TDs, passed for 90 yards and another TD and returned two punts for TDs as a senior. On defense he posted four interceptions in 2010 while rating as the No. 6 wide receiver and as the No. 40 player nationally by Rivals.com.

With the 12th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Giants selected LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

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