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Lions notes: Odell Beckham Jr. thought the Detroit Lions were going to draft him

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Beckham was surprised the Lions passed over him in 2014.

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  • After Thursday’s practice, Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. spoke with the media and told reporters he thought the Detroit Lions were going to select him 10th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Beckham said he probably thought about having the opportunity to play with Calvin Johnson at the time, but has since moved on and is happy with the situation he has with the Giants.

Of course, the Lions went on to draft Eric Ebron with the pick instead.

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