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Former Steelers cornerback Rod Woodson was on "The Herd" today with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker where they talked about a myriad of topics. At the end of the interview, Broussard asked Woodson if the Browns should trade Odell Beckham Jr. and if so, where should he want to go. Woodson surprisingly responded by saying the Steelers would be the best fit for Beckham.
"If Cleveland was going to trade Odell Beckham Jr., I'm telling you right now I would be screaming to the Pittsburgh Steelers to get him," Woodson said on The Herd via Fox Sports on SiriusXM. "They got Claypool, they got JuJu (Smith-Schuster), now I don't know if JuJu's going to come back. They have some things there, but they need a playmaker. Since AB (Antonio Brown) they really haven't had that playmaker, that guy that can create separation on his own. And, you know, they need a running back, but anybody would that take that talent (of) OBJ. They can use it because that dudes a playmaker. He is a difference-maker. Is he still valuable in the locker room? That stuff will have to be wade. But pure talent, man, that dudes a player."
While Beckham would be a good replacement for Smith-Schuster, as it's unlikely that he'll re-sign with the Steelers, it's hard to imagine the Browns trading Beckham in the division. In addition, with the Steelers projected to be around $22 million over the cap, Beckham would probably be out of the Steelers' price range.
A wide receiver corps of Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, James Washington and Beckham would be one of the best in the league, however, I just can't see the Browns trading Beckham within the division or his contract demands fitting the Steelers' cap situation.