LSU football: 10 best players of the Les Miles Era

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Aug 31, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; LSU Tigers receiver Odell Beckham Jr (3) can not come up with the catch against Texas Christian Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham Jr. 

Before he was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, Odell Beckham Jr. was one of the most dynamic players in college football.

Beckham may not have even been the best receiver on the roster during his time at LSU. After all, teammate Jarvis Landry did catch more touchdowns while winning the team’s MVP award during their final season. There is no doubting that he was the biggest playmaker, though.

The athletic wide receiver’s junior season was one for the record books. He finished the year with 2,315 all-purpose yards, the third-most in the nation and the most ever at LSU. The performance earned Beckham a multitude of postseason honors, including first team All-American, first team All-SEC and the Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player in the country.

Beckham started an impressive 34 out of 39 games during his three seasons with the Tigers, finishing in the Top-10 in LSU history in receptions, receiving yards and all-purpose yards.

He was selected No. 12 overall by the New York Giants in the 2014 NFL Draft. In just one season, Beckham has emerged as one of the most promising rising stars in the league.

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