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New York Giants draft Odell Beckham with No. 12 pick

NEW YORK -- The New York Giants have pulled another fast one on their intra-city foils, the Jets.

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Big Blue swooped in with the No. 12 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft to grab wide receiver Odell Beckham out of LSU. It marks the seventh time in nine years that the Giants tapped the draft for wideout help, and the decision fills an immediate need for New York's offense.

Giants pass-catcher Victor Cruz told NFL Network last month that a big-play receiver "is something we need in this offense to be successful."

The 5-foot-11 Beckham brings field-stretching ability and comparisons from some to Antonio Brown of the Steelers. It was whispered that the Jets wanted him badly, but he'll make for a tantalizing addition alongside Cruz and help fill the void left by Hakeem Nicks.

After general manager Jerry Reese acknowledged at the combine that the "jury is still out" on Rueben Randle, we wouldn't be surprised to see Beckham slide in as a Week 1 starter in Gotham.

New York was active in free agency, but the play of Eli Manning last season was concerning, and that's being kind. Getting their quarterback another playmaker makes plenty of sense.

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