Odell Beckham Jr. will not practice with the Giants on Tuesday, marking two weeks since he has taken an offensive snap.
As he stands on the sideline watching the preseason days tick down and Tom Coughlin get upset, there are two dynamics the team is concerned about regarding their first-round pick.
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Beckham has to get to know the offensive system, yes. But the Giants also have to get to know Beckham.
Since the rookie sat out most of the team practices in the spring with a hamstring injury as well, they really have no idea of what he's capable of doing once he does get on the field.
"He's trying to figure out the offense and the schemes so we can plug him into multiple different roles and I'm trying to figure out how much of that he can handle," wide receivers coach Sean Ryan said.
Beckham hasn't made any plays, but he has already impressed the coaches with his mental reps.
"He's a football-intelligent guy," Ryan said. "He gets concepts, he understands, he sees things pretty well for a rookie. I feel comfortable that he's going to be a guy who we won't have to put in a box and use him for one thing."
That was the case early in the careers of other Ryan students such as Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle who were eased along during their first season with the Giants.
"Sometimes to get the production out of [rookies] you have to limit their role," he said. "I haven't seen as much as we want to [from Beckham], but right now I'd say I don't see him necessarily as that type of guy."