Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to work out for NFL teams. Should the Buffalo Bills be in attendance?
The potential wide receivers available in free agency this offseason isn’t very deep and there aren’t many top name players at the position. The best available probably is Jakobi Meyers, who previously was with the New England Patriots.
However, that could all change on Friday with Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly working out for NFL teams on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Odell Beckham Jr. did not play at all last year after suffering a torn ACL in Super Bowl LVI.
Prior to the injury, Odell Beckham Jr. was having a great run in the playoffs with the Rams and started to look like the player from earlier in his career with the New York Giants. In four playoff games, OBJ had 21 receptions on 26 targets for 288 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Should the Buffalo Bills still be interested in Odell Beckham Jr.?
While Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t play last season, it wasn’t due to a lack of interest as he met with three teams during the season as Adam Schefter noted in his article. One of those teams was the Buffalo Bills who were looking for help at the position later in the season.
The signing didn’t come together and the Bills elected to bring in John Brown and Cole Beasley while Odell Beckham Jr. decided not to sign with a team. The likely thought process for OBJ was that more teams would be interested during the offseason, especially if he looks good on Friday.
The question is whether or not the Buffalo Bills will still have interest in the former Pro Bowl wide receiver. During the NFL Combine, Brandon Beane said they were still confident in Gabe Davis as their number two wide receiver.
However, the Bills hired Adam Henry as their wide receiver coach, who has been Odell Beckham Jr.’s coach at LSU, New York Giants, and Cleveland Browns.
The Buffalo Bills will likely do their due diligence but Odell Beckham Jr. likely will join a team with a clearer path to playing time and targets.