Odell Beckham Blockbuster Deal Officially Complete

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Oct 7, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) yells at the fans behind the bench in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham is officially a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns. The blockbuster deal with the New York Giants is done.

Cleveland receives Beckham and linebacker Olivier Vernon. New York gets the Browns first round pick, number 17 and a third round pick, number 95. In addition safety Jabrill Peppers joins the Giants defensive backfield. . New York also gets right guard Kevin Zeitler.

“It’s a reflection of the direction the organization is headed,” general manager John Dorsey said. “My hat’s off to a lot of people in this organization because we spent countless hours, weeks — I mean, we can go all the way back to December when we began the planning phases of these types of acquisitions. So my hat’s off to a lot of people in the personnel department and the coaching staff. And for ownership for allowing these types of things to happen.”

The window to win the AFC North is wide open. The Browns odds of winning the Super Bowl has gone from 25/1 to 14/1 with the addition of Beckham.

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The three time Pro Bowl wide receiver has surpassed 1,000 yards receiving five times in his NFL career. The blockbuster trade to Cleveland reunites Beckham with his high school and college friend and teammate Jarvis Landry along with wide receivers coach Adam Henry. It’s the perfect scenario for one of the best wide receivers in the NFL today.

“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to be part of this organization and the direction they are headed,” Beckham said. “I’ve already witnessed the energy fans bring in that city having been to some playoff games at The Q. Browns fans deserve a winning football team. This is a fresh start for me and it’s going to be great to join Baker (Mayfield) and Jarvis on this team. I will always appreciate the opportunity the Giants granted me and I’m thankful to them along with the fans and people in that city for supporting me.”

“He’s probably if not the one, one or two best receivers in the National Football League,” Dorsey said. “Very rarely do you get a chance to acquire a player of this magnitude. He’s at a relatively young age. Great hands, great work ethic, committed, competitive, he really wants to be great. And that’s all you can ask for.”

Scott Piker is the Cleveland BrownsCleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage.com. So follow him on twitter @ScottPikerSport

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