Friday, April 27, 2012

New York Giants add Rueben Randle in NFL draft - NFL News

NEW YORK -- For the second consecutive year, the final player in the green room was taken with the final second-round pick at the NFL draft. Once again, it was a wide receiver.

The New York Giants will be thrilled if LSU wide receiver Rueben Randle can make a quick impact like Randall Cobb did last year for the Green Bay Packers.

Taking a wide receiver was a surprise on the part of the Giants, who say they always look for value over need. They added running back David Wilson on Thursday and went for another big playmaker with Randle. We love it.

Randle was one of NFL Films' favorite receivers in this draft, and that makes him one of our favorite receivers. He has a similar skill set to former Giants receiver Mario Manningham and should fit right into the vertical strike offense run by quarterback Eli Manning and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

We can't help but think this is a statement about last year's third-round pick, Jerrel Jernigan. Randle and Jernigan have very different skill sets, but the Giants didn't draft Randle this high to sit. He seems likely to get snaps behind Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz.

The Giants' receiving corps has the potential to be the best in the league.

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