news / 01.29.2017 Odell Beckham Jr showcases his hands by catching a ball dropped 125 feet by a drone
It's a catch Ben Smith or Israel Dagg would be proud of.
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr showcased his catching ability during a skills session ahead of the annual pro-bowl match in Orlando, when he snaffled a swirling ball dropped by a drone high above.
The drone dropped the ball from 125 feet (38m), and it required all of Beckham Jr's attention as it swirled in the air as if it was a Shaun Johnson spiral punt.
But Beckham Jr, who has made a name for himself taking ridiculously tough grabs since entering the NFL in 2014, was up to the task, falling backwards and catching the ball over his head.
The drone dropping segment was just one of a bunch of drills during the skills session, which also included another catching drill, power relay, dodge ball and a passing drill.
Not including players from the Super Bowl bound Patriots and Falcons, the sessions involved players selected for the all-star match between the best of the AFC and NFC conferences, which will be played on Monday (NZ Time).
Thanks in part to Beckham Jr's win in the drone drop section, the NFC won the best of five skills section 3-2.
The Super Bowl will be played in Houston on Monday week (NZ Time).
stuff.co | January 29, 2017