Why Odell Beckham Jr. was the top rookie of the 2014 season
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Why Odell Beckham Jr. was the top rookie of the 2014 season
Wednesday January 7th, 2015

Odell Beckham Jr. will have one more chance to make a highlight reel catch this season. 

The New York Giants' rookie receiver will replace the Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson, who is injured, in the 2015 Pro Bowl.

Beckham wowed NFL fans with his penchant for the spectacular this season. He frequently practiced one-handed catches during warmups. He took the show to a completely different level in a late November Sunday Night Football game against the Cowboys, when he reached behind his head for a right-handed touchdown grab along the sideline all while also drawing a pass interference penalty.

In his first year out of LSU, Beckham finished with 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns despite missing the first four games of the season. He ended the year with four straight games of at least 130 receiving yards and a touchdown, part of a larger streak of nine straight games of more than 90 yards, tying Michael Irvin for the NFL record. His 1,305 receiving yards are the most by an NFL player in his first 12 games. 

FARRAR: Derek Carr, Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Donald headline All-Rookie Team

The Pro Bowl will take place in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 25, one week before Super Bowl XLIX. 

- Rohan Nadkarni

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