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Giants | Considered Rueben Randle in first round

The New York Giants considered taking WR Rueben Randle in the first round of the NFL Draft. Marc Ross, director of college scouting, thought for sure Randle would be taken early in the second round, so the Giants didn't have to think long about turning in the draft card with Randle's name on it late in the second round.

Ross feels Randle excelled in college at LSU despite playing on a team that didn't pass a lot. "The way LSU plays, they run the ball, they play defense. So he didn't get a lot of chances. When the ball came to him, he was productive. But he just didn't get a ton of chances in the games to catch. But when they went his way, he made plays," Ross noted. He went on to say that Randle is an "NFL-ready receiver" and is a strong guy who catches the ball well while also running good routes.

Randle said he is sure there are a lot of things he has to work on. "I'm not sure I'm going to be quite as ready yet. I have to get adjusted to the timing and the speed of the game, so I'm just going to come in there and work hard and hopefully I'll get my opportunity," Randle said.

2012-04-27 20:01:38 | Source: Giants.com - Michael Eisen

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