Rueben RandleHt/Wt: 6-4/205 lbs
Rueben Randle's Player ProfileRueben Randle had a career day in the matchup vs #3 Arkansas and he has a chance to see his draft stock go even higher vs Georgia and than the National Championship. Scouts love his skill set as he is a legit 6ft3 and well put together at about 210lbs, he has the straight ahead speed and ball skills to make big plays down field. It is rare to find his blend of size and skill set on the outside, Rueben has good agility, he can consistently get open and is adept at picking up yards after the catch, with the size and ball skills of a good red zone target. What also bodes well is that throughout his college career, not only is he going up against tough competition within the conference but has been able to hone his craft competing against future NFL standout dbs coming from the LSU program. Rueben was also a standout high school QB, who usually transition well to playing wr with his understanding of reading coverages. Randle is a consistent pass catcher and does not seem to have any glaring weaknesses in his profile, also has been a winner in high school and college. What most impresses me is that he has not played with an NFL level QB prospect and has still made big plays down the field having been one of the conferences leaders in yards per catch all 3 years at LSU. The fact that he doesnít turn 21 until after the draft leads me to believe he has a ceiling high enough to be an NFL teamís #1 wr someday.
Rueben has not had the productivity of a 1st rounder in the NFL, partly because he has not had a QB that excels passing the ball downfield and he plays on a team that is able to protect their lead by running the ball late in games. He seems to have a limited impact on a handful number of games each year. Although he has good athletic measurements they are not quite going to compare with last yearís 1st rounders AJ Green or Julio Jones, he doesnít seem to have their intensity either.
If Rueben Randle comes back to college for his sr year he will be considered a 1st round prospect and if he finishes strong his jr year and does well in the combine he can easily be a 2nd rounder or perhaps work his way into the back of the 1st round. I like him a lot, he is very well rounded and playing on the outside he profiles as a guy that can produce against any type of coverage. With the competition he has faced in practice alone at LSU, (Patrick Peterson, Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu), leads me to believe he can leave now and play in the NFL. My comparisons are James Jones/ Arrelious Benn.
Profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
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