This 6’4″ 210 lb. wide out is a solid pick for a team that just lost their number 2 receiver to the San Francisco 49ers, Mario Manningham. Manningham, you’ll remember, is the guy that caught that beautiful seam up the sideline in the Super Bowl.
Rueben Randle will fill a need for the Giants, who have been lacking a guy that can go up and get it since the loss of Plaxico Burress.
Randle is a tall receiver who displays good balance throughout his route and leans on his defender well to create separation. He is learning how to work routes downfield and is a strong catcher of both high and low balls. He has good flexibility and really came along as a junior with his overall field awareness and ability to diagnose coverages to find his spots in zones.
Randle only had a semi-productive senior season, but a lot of that had to do with inconsistent quarterbacking. He won’t have that issue in NY, and Eli Manning will let this rookie know exactly what his role is in the Giants offense.