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New York Giants Select WR Rueben Randle in Round 2 of 2012 NFL Draft

April 27th, 2012 at 9:13 PM
By Dan Benton

With their second pick (63rd overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft, the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants have selected LSU wide receiver Rueben Randle.

From Hazem Kiswani's wide receiver rankings:

Tall and athletic receiver with excellent ball skills. Crafty route runner who plays with good awareness and knows how to help out his quarterback. Hard worker who works hard off the field and plays very hard on the field. Tracks the ball well over the shoulder and has reliable hands. Not particularly explosive and won't dominate football games but can contribute as a possession receiver at the NFL level.

Art Stapleton of the The Record reports that General Manager Jerry Reese was considering Randle with the 32nd pick on Thursday night, but instead opted to draft running back David Wilson.

"Very surprising he was still there," Marc Ross, Director of College Scouting, said. "[He's an] NFL ready wide receiver."

Having lost both Brandon Jacobs and Mario Manningham to the San Francisco 49ers, the Giants promptly replaced those two with Wilson and Randle with their first two picks respectively.


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