SDS is continually counting down the top 25 players in the SEC for 2013, and we’re not stopping until we get to No. 1. I know you’ll agree with every single one…
No.13 Odell Beckham, WR, LSU (JR)
2013 stats: 59 catches, 1,152 yards, 8 TDs, 2,374 all-purpose yards
Why he’s No. 13: Odell Beckham may be the most underappreciated player in the SEC, and he could be a steal for whichever NFL team decides to draft him. Although Jarvis Landry is probably a better pure receiver, Beckham is the better playmaker and is much more explosive in the open field.
Beckham caught 59 passes for 1,152 yards and eight TDs, averaging an impressive 19.53 yards per reception. He also led the SEC in averaging over 178 all-purpose yards per game, totaling 845 kick return yards and averaging over 20.1 yards per play.
Beckham will remind you of former Gator and current Seahawks’ receiver Percy Harvin. Is he that electric? I think he could be in the right offense, and NFL teams will look to use him like Harvin in the NFL. Although Beckham had a big career at LSU, he could have been more dynamic in a different type of offense.
Aside from Jeremy Hill, I thought Beckham was LSU’s best player. The four-headed monster of Zach Mettenberger, Jarvis Landry, Beckham and Hill worked together to make each a better player and maximize their talents.
Top 25 player rankings:
- No. 14: South Carolina RB Mike Davis
- No. 15: Missouri DE Kony Ealy
- No. 16: South Carolina DT Kelcy Quarles
- No. 17: Missouri RB Henry Josey
- No. 18: Alabama QB AJ McCarron
- No. 19: South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
- No. 20: LSU WR Jarvis Landry
- No. 21: Ole Miss DB Cody Prewitt
- No. 22: Missouri CB EJ Gaines
- No. 23: Georgia LB Ramik Wilson
- No. 24: Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham
- No. 25: LSU QB Zach Mettenberger
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