Odell Beckham Jr. is often miscast by the media but if you ask his New York Giants teammates he is a completely different person than he is portrayed as. Beckham's teammate and safety Darian Thompson has been in charge of making sure Beckham doesn't break free on deep routes (as nonexistent as they were called in Ben McAdoo's offensive scheme) over the past two seasons. One thing about Beckham has stood out the most to Thompson during their time together with the Giants -- the wide receiver's impeccable work ethic.

Thompson made an appearance on Good Morning Football on NFL Network earlier this week and broke down why it's no coincidence Beckham became the fastest player to 4,000 receiving yards, racked up the most receptions of any receiver in his first three seasons, and still owns the all-time record for most receiving touchdowns on a per-game basis. Beckham's work ethic makes that all possible and his work ethic is unmatched.

“He’s one of the hardest workers in the league. He’s special. He’s very special,” Thompson said on GMF. “Great player. Great person. Just a great dude to be around.”

Beckham has certainly lived up to the hard worker moniker Thompson handed him so far this offseason. Despite the fact that he fractured his ankle less than a full year ago, Beckham has been training unbelievably hard this entire offseason. In the last several weeks following the conclusion of Giants mandatory minicamp (June 15th) and prior to the start of training camp (July 25th), Beckham has been on a training tear.

Most recently, Beckham was seen training and running the entire gauntlet of routes with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The two players were also joined by tight end Ed Dickson for an intense workout. The workout must have spanned several hours with Beckham running the gauntlet of routes further proving to Giants fans that he is as close to 100 percent healthy as possible heading into the start of training camp next Wednesday. The workout was captured and cut up in a brief highlight video that featured several incredible connections on the field between Wilson and Beckham.

Beckham has been constantly training over the past month since the Giants ended minicamp on June 15th. He kicked things off by heading to Los Angeles to train with teammates Sterling Shepard, Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, and Roger Lewis. They were soon joined by Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley. Later, Beckham spent time working with his teammates and future Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens. 

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Beckham is set to enter Giants training camp in an interesting position. Beckham will be fully cleared for all activities by the start of camp on July 25th, and he has already confirmed he won't hold out of camp, but the question remains whether or not he will be a full participant without a new contract. Beckham is entering the fifth-year team option of his rookie contract and he wants a new deal after missing the majority of the 2017 season with a fractured ankle injury.