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Receiver coach Sean Ryan is guiding Giants' rising star, Odell Beckham Jr.

  • New York Giants' Odell Beckham, left, and Chandler Fenner (48) walk off the field following a 31-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct.  19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    New York Giants' Odell Beckham, left, and Chandler Fenner (48) walk off the field following a 31-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants' Odell Beckham (13) celebrates scoring a touchdown as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) walks away during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    New York Giants' Odell Beckham (13) celebrates scoring a touchdown as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) walks away during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Life in the NFL is changing quickly for New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The first-round draft pick has gone from a player who could not get on the field because of a hamstring injury, to an exciting young talent to Giants' No. 1 playmaker in a span of roughly three weeks.

Add in the injury fellow wide receiver Victor Cruz and Beckham might be the most important person on the Giants' offense, with the exception of quarterback Eli Manning. The LSU product is clearly a rising star, with potential given some more playing time.

Don't forget, Beckham missed almost all of training camp, five preseason games and four regular-season games before getting on the field.