A potential trade to the Vikings has fans asking what Odell Beckham value is to the Cleveland Browns, all while rumors of his desire to be traded surface.
Colin Cowherd is claiming that embattled wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wants out of being a member of the Cleveland Browns roster. This isn’t surprising, as trade rumors surrounding Beckham being shipped to San Francisco and Minnesota have popped up in recent weeks, with the Viking’s rumor being the most recent. So fans are split, not just on if Beckham should go, but if he does get traded, what’s a fair value?
Well, the Vikings’ rumor indicates the Vikings are willing to part with a second-round pick in 2020 and a fifth-round pick in 2021. It doesn’t sound like a lot when the Browns traded a first-round and a third-round pick to get him, as well as then starting safety Jabrill Peppers. The team isn’t going to get equal value in return because the Browns bought a damaged good.
Beckham has spent most of his NFL career battling serious injuries to his lower legs. He’s had numerous surgeries and has missed a lot of games. Not just that but when on the field he’s looked like an average wide receiver at best. Three straight seasons of subprime play, with two barely 1,000 seasons, and a reputation of being one of the worst pass-catchers in the league. Pro Football Focus did the math and found that Beckham is one of the least efficient receivers in the game today at actually catching the ball.
If Beckham was a kicker, this is a non-factor.
So what’s Beckham’s value? Honestly, a second and fifth-round pick seems really fair considering that Beckham will get hurt again, and will probably miss time. Then he’ll also cause trouble, make headlines for all the wrong reasons and be overpaid for his production. That’s if he doesn’t end up on the wrong side of legal complaints again.
Honestly, it feels like the Browns should give the Vikings a few draft picks just to get this guy away from the team; but don’t tell them that.