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Giants’ confidence in Rueben Randle growing at OTAs

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The Giants may need more early-season impact out of rookie receiver Rueben Randle than they initially anticipated, after top wideout Hakeem Nicks broke his right foot.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Giants love what they’ve seen from Randle so far at OTAs.

“They thought he was the most NFL-ready receiver in the draft,” Mort reported on ESPN 32. “What they’ve seen so far has justified that.”

With Nicks sidelined deep into August, Randle figures to open Giants training camp as a starter and receive first-team practice reps all the way through. The Giants need to be preparing Randle to begin the season as a starter, in the event of a Nicks setback.

At the very least, Randle is expected to be New York’s third receiver during the NFL opener against Dallas.

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26 Responses to “Giants’ confidence in Rueben Randle growing at OTAs”
  1. CKL says: May 26, 2012 12:51 PM

    Death
    Taxes
    Coughlin makes the most out of WRs
    And I’m a Pats fan so no one knows that more than I. :(

  2. fatcamper says: May 26, 2012 1:03 PM

    It will be interesting to see him match up against Claiborne in the opener. Obviously they know each other well.

  3. crimhollingsworth says: May 26, 2012 1:05 PM

    About this time last year I remember reading that Prince Amukamara was the steal of the 2011 draft, so remember that grain of salt thing.

  4. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: May 26, 2012 1:07 PM

    The more I hear/see about Randle, the more I think he has the “it” factor. Giants seem to like that in their WRs – IMO Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks have it too. This does not bode well for the NFC East.

  5. eagles107 says: May 26, 2012 1:07 PM

    Their #1 WR just broke his foot … Whether or not Randle is good or bad do you really think the Giants coaching staff isnt going to say the kid looks great

  6. terraj35 says: May 26, 2012 1:09 PM

    OMG a rookie looking good in OTAs. Thats gotta be a first. What a huge story!

  7. robf2010 says: May 26, 2012 1:17 PM

    “interesting to see him match up against Claiborne”

    They’ll be matching up twice a year for the foreseeable future. Almost like they never left LSU. :)

  8. swagjag says: May 26, 2012 1:23 PM

    The most NFL ready WR in the draft. Sure. Okay.

  9. calizcowboyz says: May 26, 2012 1:32 PM

    yeah right, everyone looks good in practice.
    i heard rg3 was announced rookie of the year just from watching him practice. listen as a cowboys fan
    i must say to the giants “im sorry we got rid of your “mvp” newman”. this nfc east is going to be fun to watch this year lots of upgrades for everyone for sure and it seems like we counter balanced one anothers moves. our biggest move wasnt drafting the drafts best defensive player in claiborne, nope not even signing carr, the biggest move was addition by subtraction (no more toast newman). and firing our secondary coach old man campo!
    nfc east always will be the envy of the league!

  10. steviep23 says: May 26, 2012 1:34 PM

    Don’t know how he fell to the end of the second round. Reminds me of Marques Colston.

  11. nolahxc says: May 26, 2012 1:55 PM

    If LSU had a decent qb the last couple of years, he wouldnt have lasted as long as he did in the draft.

  12. wwwfugu says: May 26, 2012 1:59 PM

    “Don’t know how he fell to the end of the second round. Reminds me of Marques Colston.” …who was a 7th Round pick.

  13. jdandcoke says: May 26, 2012 2:03 PM

    the giants landing randle where they did wasnt a matter of reese being a genius….it was a matter of a LOT of other teams blowing it. that pick for the giants was about as big a no-brainer as you can have.

    and for the guy who mentioned prince amukamara….he was hurt basically all last year; he still might be a huge steal in that draft.

    lastly, for the guy that makes fun of the notion that the giants thought randle was the most nfl ready receiver in the draft: jerry reese and marc ross sort of know what they are doing when it comes to talent evaluation; they arent perfect but they are better than most.

  14. cuda1234 says: May 26, 2012 2:21 PM

    I don’t know who scouts wr’s for the G-men but I want to know who scouts them for Pittsburgh. Look how many Steeler wr’s are active in the NFL:

    H.Ward
    M.Wallace
    A.Brown
    E.Sanders
    N.Washington
    S.Holmes
    P.Burress
    A.Randle-El

  15. bigbluecrew420 says: May 26, 2012 2:26 PM

    “Kewl”

    -Eli Manning

  16. oldcuss says: May 26, 2012 2:52 PM

    Reuben catches everything thrown his way.

  17. bigblueballs77 says: May 26, 2012 3:11 PM

    cuda1234 says:
    May 26, 2012 2:21 PM
    I don’t know who scouts wr’s for the G-men but I want to know who scouts them for Pittsburgh. Look how many Steeler wr’s are active in the NFL:

    H.Ward
    M.Wallace
    A.Brown
    E.Sanders
    N.Washington
    S.Holmes
    P.Burress
    A.Randle-El

    Hmm I’ll Nicks, Cruz, and Manningham over any of those guys, and twice on Sunday.

    p.s. yes I know Manningham isn’t wearing blue anymore.
     

  18. kingcarlbanks says: May 26, 2012 3:33 PM

    I just hope this kid isnt the next Sinorice Moss.

  19. deathtoromo says: May 26, 2012 5:17 PM

    Btw, have you Giants fan considered maybe its because you have a damn good QB?? Eli gets no respect. Guy is a gamer.

  20. dirtmcgirt24 says: May 26, 2012 7:16 PM

    crimhollingsworth says:
    May 26, 2012 1:05 PM

    About this time last year I remember reading that Prince Amukamara was the steal of the 2011 draft, so remember that grain of salt thing.

    —-

    And, after missing 4 months, managed to help keep White/Jones/Gonzalez (0 points), Jennings/Nelson/Driver/Finely (6 points), Crabtree (0 points) and Welker/Hernandez (6 points) in check and earned himself a ring.

    You’re right, what a bum.

  21. ravenmuscle says: May 26, 2012 8:18 PM

    Reuben Randle is a sandwich made out of corned beef, sour kraut, and Swiss cheese.

    A football player NOT.

  22. sidelinegurunbc says: May 26, 2012 8:44 PM

    Randle was shut down by SEC corners. He will have to develop his routes to make it as a #2 or slot reciever in the NFL. Giants missed out on the best route reciever in Sanu.

  23. victorycruz says: May 26, 2012 8:51 PM

    Nice to see he’s already been essentially given the 3rd WR when the guy hasn’t even played a preseason game. I still think we should let Barden get a shot, cause when the guy was a rookie he was making some incredible catches, and shows he is talented, and Jerrigan is in his 2nd year, and 1st real year of OTA’s and camps, so I wouldn’t rule out those guys either, but if Randle is turning heads already in OTA’s that a great sign.

  24. robf2010 says: May 26, 2012 9:44 PM

    “Randle was shut down by SEC corners.”

    No, he wasn’t. Randle’s only weakness last year was his quarterback play. He won’t have that problem in New York. Eli can get him the ball. At 6’4″, he’ll be a problem for the average corner. He’ll be a good player in the NFL.

  25. garyreazons55 says: May 27, 2012 12:35 AM

    The Giants hate is quite palpable. Want wet wipes for those tears, haters?

  26. Reggie's Bush says: May 27, 2012 10:13 AM

    He was great at LSU regardless of which fembot they had throwing him the ball… If he was in a spread/throw friendly system he would have been a 1st round pick

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