Odell Beckham Jr. appears naked in ESPN The Magazine, explains why he expects to be even better this NFL season _lowres

Associated Press file photo by JULIE JACOBSON -- Former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was taken 12th overall by the New York Giants in the NFL draft in May.

Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants wide receiver and former LSU star, appears without his pads, cleats or much of anything else in the 2015 edition of the ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, which appeared online Monday morning and will be available at newstands July 10.

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Beckham appears in the ESPN issue with other top athletes from Major League Baseball, the NBA, the WNBA, the Olympics, skateboarding, rugby and more, including U.S. Women’s soccer World Cup champion Ali Krieger.

This is the seventh annual edition of the Body Issue, which includes photos, interviews and videos of the athletes, who appear nearly nude.

The magazine is just the latest national exposure for Beckham, who has emerged as a superstar receiver with 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games during his rookie season last year.

And earlier this year, he was selected to grace the cover of EA Sports’ Madden NFL 16 video game.