It’s been a few days since the Odell Beckham trade rumors started, and there still haven’t been any reports to the contrary. The Giants aren’t actively shopping Beckham, but it’s been confirmed that the Rams are interested, and are trying to gauge the market value for OBJ.
All of these trades assume my proposed Giants – Bills draft day trade (Bills trade #12, #22, #65, and a 2019 second round pick to the Giants for #2) as it will provide the Giants with the flexibility to make a fair deal.You can check out my last mock draft where I proposed this trade here. We must also assume that the Giants are willing to start a complete rebuild, which GM Dave Gettleman has been non-committal about this offseason. With all that said....
#1. Los Angeles Rams trade #23, #87, and a 2019 first round pick pick to the New York Giants for #66 and Odell Beckham Jr.
The Rams interest has been publicly stated, and they still need to fill the void left by Sammy Watkins. Los Angeles has made plenty of moves to create an elite defense on paper this offseason, and this move helps secure an offense that can compete with the best in the NFC. This trade ensures the Giants with two first round picks, and spreads one of them out to next year, that they will be able to use as ammo to possibly trade up for a QB in a post-Eli world.
#2. Cleveland Browns trade #4, #64, Corey Coleman, and a 2019 second round pick to the New York Giants for #22 and Odell Beckham Jr.
New GM John Dorsey has been another executive that hasn’t been afraid to wheel and deal this offseason, and this move continues that trend. With OBJ and Josh Gordon on the outside and Jarvis Landry in the slot, this trade would put the Browns in discussions as having the best WR corps in the entire NFL. Corey Coleman has been limited by injuries so far in his career and definitely still has potential, but just doesn’t quite fit in with this new Browns team. The Giants secure a top 5 pick which gives them several options, including trading back for a king’s ransom, picking their QB of the future, or selecting whatever elite non-QB they want.
#3. Denver Broncos trade #5, #106, #142, and a 2019 first round pick for #22, a 2019 third round pick, and Odell Beckham Jr.
This is the move that I’m the most excited about out of the three. We’ve seen what Case Keenum can do with a pair of elite wide receivers, and this trade provides him with OBJ and Demaryius Thomas to replicate his past successes. This trade leaves the Broncos with a first round selection to help bolster their team, as they prepare for a rapid reload, avoiding an entire team rebuild. This selection also ends up with the Giants receiving the most draft capital, with the chance of two high first round selections depending on the Broncos success this season. Depending what the Browns do at #4, the Giants once again could be in a situation to trade back to a QB-needy team for a large bounty of picks.
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