Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. has seen some bad spotlight on and off the field. In turn, public perception of the 25-year-old's character hasn't been squeaky clean.
However, QB Davis Webb says Beckham's personality is entirely misconstrued because of these instances.
"If you're around Odell, your percetion changes totally," Webb told NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy. "He's a very intellectual human being. He's easy to talk to. You can talk to him about everything from music, to food, to E! News. It doesn't matter. He's always having a lot of fun, always dancing, always singing."
But all of that is off the field. On the field, the Giants' star wide receiver is even better.
"But the one thing about him is he's the hardest-working receiver on our team," Webb added. "He is the first one in there at practice catching JUGS (machine). He is the last one to leave catching with Eli."
Webb, who is the favorite to win the No. 2 slot on the QB depth chart behind Eli Manning, could be the next Giants quarterback to throw Beckham touchdowns in the future. Obviously, with Beckham's contract situation not settled yet, his time with New York is up in the air.
But Webb has already built his connection with a receiver he'd love to see on his side every Sunday down the road.
"He's one of my favorite teammates," Webb said. "He's one of my really good friends on the team. We eat a lot of dinners together and hang out a lot. I would enjoy doing that for a long period of time. But he's a heck of a player. He's the best receiver in the NFL."
Beckham's talent surprises not just fans of the game, but even his own teammates like Webb. The former Cal quarterback admitted to his college teammates that he gets excited for practice because you never know what Beckham will do next.
"I like just watching him run routes," Webb said. "I've told all my friends from college this: Every day I go out to practice thinking, 'What is he going to do today?'
"He kind of has that feel about him where he is going to make a heck of a catch or run a crazy route. He is going to do something that I've never seen before. He does that at least three times a week."
Barring any injury, Webb will have to wait his turn to provide the ball for Beckham's next on-field masterpiece in a regular-season game. But, for now, he will focus on making sure he is next in line behind Manning as his quarterback battle begins on July 25 when training camp begins.