If you haven’t heard by now, Odell Beckham’s cousin, Terron Beckham, is entering the 2016 NFL Draft. Having not played any college football, there is a lot Terron has to prove in order to wind up on an NFL roster. This mystery man has shown to be a physical specimen, and some of the numbers he’s put up at his pro day at TEST sports club recently are very intruiging.
The Giants were one of a handful of teams at the pro day held this past Thursday, and the man they came to see did not dissapoint. He posted a very solid 4.47 40-yard dash and looked smooth in his on-the-field drills, but especially wowed the scouts with his 44.-inch vertical jump and 36 reps on the 225 pound bench press. Both of those numbers would be the best of any player who performed at the NFL Scouting Combine this past February. Whether all this means he will be hearing his name called on draft day I don’t know, but Terron definitely made a name for himself and is surely on teams’ radars.
With all that being said, there is much more than a good showing at a pro day that Terron needs to accomplish before making it onto an NFL roster. He most likely will be a late-round draft pick or a priority free agent, but then begins the process of rookie minicamps, OTA’s, and then training camp. He will need to impress in all of those and make it past the numerous rounds of cuts. This will be especially tough for him because of his lack of experience, putting him at a serious disadvantage than everyone else. It’s definitely a long shot, but he will get a chance.
Then the question comes into play on how Terron would fit in the Giants offense. They already have a deep group of running backs, with veterans like Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen and young guys like Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa. He will have a hard time finding the field unless the injury bug hits, which could very well happen, but is unlikely even for the Giants. Maybe the Giants can try to use him as a tight end/fullback kind of guy. He does possess the perfect build for it.
It is very doubtful that Terron will have any kind of impact in the NFL, but like I said earlier he will get a chance. It’s up to him to make the most of that chance, and if he plus an NFL team feels he’s ready, there is nothing stopping him. There is no reason why the Giants can’t pull the trigger and see what they he can do once the pads come on. Maybe it will surprise them and they’ll find themselves a hidden gem. After all, he would look insanely intimidating to defensive coordinators standing at 6 foot 230 lbs of pure muscle, and he does have some pretty talented family genes with Odell being his cousin. Also, just think of all the creatve memes and nickname that could be created with Terron. I already came up with a few, but I’m sure better ones will be discovered. Come on Jerry Reese, you never know unless you try.