Dec 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Rueben Randle (2) against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half of the 2011 SEC championship game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Today, we take a look at another guy that is flying in to be worked out at Florham Park with the Jets(per Jake Steinberg). He’s a wide receiver that could be a legitimate deep threat at the professional level. Spotlight on Rueben Randle, WR from LSU.
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He measures in at 6’4″ 208 pounds, so he definitely has the size to make it at the next level. He ran a 4.55 second 40 yard dash at the Combine.
Although he is leaving college after his junior year, a great junior year it was, with 53 catches for 917 yards and 8 TDs. With an average of over 17 yards per catch, he clearly is a threat to get down the field.
Pros: He has good hands, and due to his size can make the catch in traffic. He is athletic, and a very savvy route runner. He can break tackles and accumulate YAC. He also is alert to adjust his routes when the QB is in trouble.
Cons: His speed is good, but not elite. He’s not very elusive, as far as juking defenders in tight spaces. Needs to learn to be a bit more physical in order to create separation off the line of scrimmage.
Check out the video and you be the judge:
His size and hands would definitely be an asset to the Jets. I still think they should go pass rusher in the first round, but this might be a guy to look at in the second round, maybe if they can move up a bit higher.