4. Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr.
The first pass attempt for Odell Beckham Jr. went incomplete. Baker Mayfield went right back to No. 13 on his next pass, good for a first down. And just like that Beckham was back.
He totaled five catches (nine targets) for 77 yards, which led the team in receiving.
He hauled in an impressive toe-tapper near the sidelines. Beckham’s return didn’t have a touchdown, but it really couldn’t have gone better.
I’m not shy of my criticism of Beckham, but he was a productive player in the offense and perhaps, most importantly, nobody left the game questioning the chemistry between Baker and OBJ.
Beckham got his throws within the flow of the offense, just as Mayfield included the rest of his teammates. Six players caught a pass. Eight were targeted.
Beckham talked about being “exhausted” after the game–fair enough. Nothing can replicate NFL game speed. Here’s hoping he’s ready to go as the Browns hit the road for Minnesota in Week 4.