It's award season for Odell Beckham Jr.
After the Professional Football Writers of America named the Giants' standout wide receiver as the 2014 Rookie of the Year earlier in the week, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt placed the LSU product on his All-Rookie Team.
Including Beckham, Brandt, the former vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys from 1960-1989, said this class of young pass-catchers ranks among the best he's ever seen. "Beckham played in just
12 games -- and still had an epic rookie season," Brandt wrote. "He had the most receiving yards per game (108.8) of any rookie receiver in NFL history, as well as the second-most receptions (91), the fourth-most yards (1,305) and the fourth-most touchdown catches (12). He's a matchup nightmare who can play in the slot or outside; he's one of those guys who can stop on a dime and leave you nine cents change. He has everything, including -- as he showed with that grab for the ages against the Cowboys -- great receiving ability. Beckham might have been as good a rookie receiver as I've ever seen."
Here is a look at the rest of Gil Brandt's All-Rookie Team for 2014:
Quarterback: Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
Running back: Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals; Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams
Wide receiver: Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
Tight end: Jace Amaro, New York Jets
Offensive tackle: Ja'Wuan James, Miami Dolphins; Jake Matthews, Atlanta Falcons
Offensive guard: Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys; Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns
Center: Bryan Stork, New England Patriots
Defensive lineman: Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams; Timmy Jernigan, Baltimore Ravens; Justin Ellis, Oakland Raiders
Outside linebacker: Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens; Chris Borland, San Francisco 49ers
Cornerback: Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; Bashaud Breeland, Washington Redskins
Safety: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers; Deone Bucannon, Arizona Cardinals
Kicker: Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona Cardinals
Punter: Pat O'Donnell, Chicago Bears
Returner: De'Anthony Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs
Beckham's awards (so far):
4x Pepsi Rookie of the Week
2x Offensive Rookie of the Month
2014 NFL Rookie of the Year (Professional Football Writers of America)
2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (Professional Football Writers of America)
2015 Pro Bowl (replaced Detroit's Calvin Johnson as first alternate)
Take a look at rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr.