LSU - Tigers
Rueben Randle - #2 - WR
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/22/2012 LSU Pro Day||6-3 1/8||212||9 3/8||32 7/8||4.44||10'1"||31||4.56|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-2 7/8||210||9 1/2||33||77||4.57||15||10'1"||31||4.37||11.78||7.00|
One of the most sought after prospects in the country as a Louisiana prep, playing quarterback and wide receiver while earning Parade and USA Today All-America honors. Saw action in all 13 games (four starts in the three-WR set) as a true freshman in 2009, grabbing 11 passes for 173 yards (15.7-yard average) and two touchdowns. Hauled in 33-544-3 (16.5) in 13 games with nine starts at the “Z” receiver in ’10. Led the Tigers in receiving in ’11 after registering 53-917-8 (17.3) in 14 games (12 starts at “X” receiver). Has three career fumbles.Positives:
Long body with good arm length. Fluid and athletic — turns over his stride, accelerates smoothly and eliminates cushion. Can stem and nod to set up defenders. Sinks his weight and gets in and out of breaks cleanly. Confident hands catcher. Tracks, adjusts and contorts to snatch throws out of the air. Does not break stride. Competitive after the catch. Works to position and sustain as a blocker. Caught the ball effortlessly at the Combine.Negatives:
Could stand to add bulk to his frame and get stronger. Not an explosive athlete. Lacks elite top-end speed. His 31-inch vertical leap and 20-yard short-shuttle time (4.36) were among the worst by WRs at the Combine. Still learning the finer points of route running and tends to coast. Lets some throws into his body and has some concentration drops. Limited return experience. Was held in check in two games against Alabama as a junior. Has been coddled.Summary:
More smooth than sudden, Randle is a long, lean, fluid, athletic “X” receiver who flashes natural ball skills and first-round ability on tape, though his production was affected by poor quarterback play in a run-first offense at LSU. With continued refinement, could develop into a No. 2 in a vertical passing game and help open up the field for an offense such as that of the Panthers, Bears or Jets.
Rueben Randle's Draft Stock
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