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Headlined by Odell Beckham Jr.'s electric year, the Giants' 2014 rookie class stepped up as the season went on and the team won three of its final four games. While it wasn't enough to overcome the seven-game drought in the middle of the year, the performance of the young pros set the stage for the coming seasons as the 2014 campaign came to an end on Sunday against Philadelphia.

Here we look at those players in the Week 17 Rookie Report:

WR Odell Beckham Jr., 1st Rd.

Week 17:While setting a franchise rookie record with 185 receiving yards in Sunday's 34-26 loss to the Eagles, Beckham tied Michael Irvin's NFL record of nine consecutive games with at least 90 receiving yards, which the Hall of Famer set in 1995.* * 


2014:** Beckham finished his rookie season with 91 receptions (tied ninth in NFL) for 1,305 yards (10th) and 12 touchdowns (tied fourth). His 1,305 yards this year rank third in Giants history, trailing only Victor Cruz's 1,536 in 2011 and Amani Toomer's 1,343 in 2002.

G Weston Richburg, 2nd Rd. 

Week 17: Richburg made his 15th start in 16 games at left guard as the offense posted more than 500 yards for the second consecutive week and did not allow a sack while Eli Manning attempted 53 passes. However, the Giants managed just 76 yards on the ground.

2014: Richburg started the first 10 games of his career and now the last five for the Giants. Manning was sacked just twice in the final quarter of the season, but the run game was up and down, finishing 30th in the NFL at 3.6 yards per rush.

DT Jay Bromley, 3rd Rd. 

Week 17: Bromley suited up for his sixth straight game but did not record a tackle on defense in the loss at home.

2014: Playing in eight games with no starts, Bromley finishes his rookie season with five tackles on a defensive front that was fourth in the NFL with 47 sacks.

RB Andre Williams, 4th Rd. 


Week 17:** Williams split carries with Rashad Jennings, rushing for 43 yards and a touchdown on 15 attempts.

2014: Playing in all 16 games with seven starts, Williams led the Giants' running backs for the year in carries (217), yards (721), and touchdowns (seven) while Jennings dealt with injuries and missed five games.

S Nat Berhe, 5th Rd. 

Week 17: Berhe's day was cut short when he injured his knee while blocking on a kickoff return in the first quarter and did not return.  

2014: Berhe played in all 16 games this season, recording 14 tackles on defense in addition to 11 on special teams.

LB Devon Kennard, 5th Rd.


Week 17:** Kennard was ruled out of the season finale with a toe injury.

2014: Before the injury, Kennard had started the previous six games for the Giants, piling up 43 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his six solo tackles and two sacks in a Week 14 victory over the Titans. 

DE Kerry Wynn, Undrafted

Week 17: A week after recording a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery, Wynn had three tackles (two) solo against the Eagles, who finished fifth in the NFL in yards and third in scoring.

2014: The undrafted rookie out of Richmond earned his first career appearance in Week 13 and finished with 17 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

RB Orleans Darkwa, Undrafted (originally signed by Miami)

Week 17:With Jennings able to play on Sunday, Darkwa didn't have the impact on offense that he did a week ago but recorded one tackle on special teams.

2014: After playing four games this season for the Dolphins and landing on their practice squad, Darkwa signed with the Giants on Nov. 12. His biggest game came last week in St. Louis, where he forced a fumble on special teams and later notched his first career touchdown on a 12-yard run.

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