Aeneas Williams was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2014, so we'd like to think he knows all about what it takes to make it there.
On Wednesday, he proposed that New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is on track to "no doubt" make it to Canton.
“No doubt [he’s on track for the Hall of Fame],” Williams said to the Times-Picayune,. “To break just about every record that’s been broken; if you had predicted that coming out of LSU, certainly a first-round draft pick, but the heights and in New York, the pressure that comes with these things to see what he’s done. And I just think he’ll get better and better because he’ll grow, he’ll have more experiences and he’ll develop even more as a young man.”
In his first three NFL seasons, Beckham has already shattered several records. Through 43 regular season games, Beckham has 288 receptions for 4,122 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns. He is tied with Jarvis Landry for the most receptions for any player in NFL history through his first three seasons.
In Week 16, Beckham passed Randy Moss by completing his 13th game with 125+ receiving yards. He passed Moss for the most in NFL history in any player's first three NFL seasons.
Here's a look at seven ridiculous NFL records Beckham came so close to shattering in 2016.
Like any Hall of Famer, Williams loves to compete with the best. He talked about what it would be like to match up against Beckham in coverage.
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“We’d have some fights,” Williams said. “It’s one of those things, I think Isiah Thomas said about Larry Bird. They asked him, ‘If you guys were in an alley together, who would come out?’
“And Isiah hesitated, he said, ‘The only thing about Larry is I don’t think any of us would get out. If we did, we’d barely be living.’ And I think that’s probably what it would be with Odell and I.”
Williams has a lot of respect for Beckham's game and rightfully so. If Beckham can continue at his current pace, the Hall of Fame is a lock for the Giants star.
Dan Schneier | nyg.247sports.com | February 9, 2017