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Rueben Randle | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 208
College: LSU
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Rueben Randle secured 4-of-7 targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.
Although it was nice to see Randle get going and more involved in the offense -- he beat Patrick Peterson on a red-zone fade for his touchdown catch -- the Giants couldn't get him the football in the second half, and Randle bobbled away a would-be critical fourth-quarter reception. Randle will enter Week 3 against the Texans as no more than a boom-or-bust WR3 option. Sep 14 - 4:05 PM

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Rueben Randle said there were times he felt like he was open in Monday night's loss to the Lions.

Randle finished with two catches for one yard on three targets. Eli Manning looked toward plodding tight end Larry Donnell (eight targets) and undersized No. 3 wideout Jerrel Jernigan (seven targets) far more often than his playmaking 6-foot-3 No. 2 man. "I can only control what I can control," Randle said afterward. "There were opportunities there, but like I said, my job is to run the route that is called and get open." With the Giants entire offense off the rails, Randle will be a very touchdown-dependent WR3. Sunday's matchup against Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals is not ideal.
Source: NJ.com
Sep 9 - 12:07 PM

Rueben Randle caught two passes for a measly one yard in the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Lions on Monday night.

Randle finished the night fifth on the Giants with his three targets. It's a concern, but we're obviously not ready to throw in the towel on Randle's breakout season. Randle looks like he might be a slow learner, and those concerns were raised in the pre-draft process. He admitted after the preseason that he and Eli Manning were still not on the same page in new OC Ben McAdoo's offense. Randle is a boom-or-bust WR3 until further notice.
Sep 8 - 11:26 PM

Rueben Randle admitted he and Eli Manning continue to struggle with timing and aren't on the same page.

Coach Tom Coughlin called an incompletion between Manning and Randle the worst play of the Giants' preseason finale, saying "There is no place for that." Randle and Eli struggled with their communication last season. Now it's timing. It's been going on all summer in practice, and Randle admits he needs to get his head around faster. Randle will be a boom-or-bust WR3 early on.
Aug 29 - 10:05 AM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin opened his Saturday press conference by praising third-year WR Rueben Randle.

Randle ran a sharp route on his 15-yard touchdown catch Friday night against the Jets, and displayed impressive body control on a 26-yard strike along the sideline. He's the Giants' best hope for big plays this season. Randle remains a value pick at his mid-ninth-round ADP. He's the No. 2 option in the passing game, and at 6'3/210 should be the clear No. 1 on red-zone throws.
Aug 23 - 4:29 PM

Rueben Randle caught 2-of-4 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal.

He was a bright spot for the dysfunctional Giants, showing excellent body control on a 26-yard catch near the sideline before running an excellent route on his 15-yard score. Almost certainly done for the preseason, the Giants' only legitimate red-zone threat finishes with three catches for 53 yards and a score. Currently the WR42, Randle is a value pick in fantasy leagues.
Aug 22 - 9:51 PM

Rueben Randle started, but was not targeted in Sunday night's Hall of Fame game against the Bills.

Victor Cruz was not targeted by Eli Manning, either. Jerrel Jernigan was the only wideout Manning targeted, beyond screens to Rashad Jennings and hookups with TEs Daniel Fells and Larry Donnell. Randle has the most breakout potential in New York's wideout corps, but the Giants need to get their offensive line fixed in order for him to deliver. The O-Line played poorly Sunday night. Randle did set an impressive downfield block on Andre Williams' 21-yard run.
Aug 3 - 9:26 PM

Rueben Randle saw a lot of red-zone looks during Thursday's practice.

As beat writer Jordan Raanan notes, it's "something we should probably get used to." At 6'3/208, Randle towers over fellow wideouts Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham. He's also shown strong catch-point ability in his career, making plenty of contested catches on his way to nine touchdowns on 60 receptions.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 1 - 9:10 AM

According to the New York Daily News, the "stage is set" for a Rueben Randle breakout in 2014.

With Hakeem Nicks out of the picture, Randle is starting opposite Victor Cruz. It sounds like the Giants plan to frequently throw the ball up to him in contested situations in the red zone and downfield. "I’ve got to play big," Randle said of his new role. "They’re going to allow me to do that. My job is to make that big play, whether it be in the end zone or down the field." Randle said he's "very confident" he'll score "double-digits in touchdowns." At 6'3/208, Randle projects as the main red-zone beneficiary with the Giants severely lacking talent at tight end. With an ADP in the ninth round, Randle is a tremendous value.
Jul 27 - 11:47 AM

The New York Daily News writes Rueben Randle "seems the favorite to start" opposite Victor Cruz in two-wide sets.

Randle "seems the favorite to start" over rookie Odell Beckham. The Giants are expected to essentially run a base three-wide offense under new OC Ben McAdoo, but "starting" in two-wide formations could mean the difference between playing 95 percent of the snaps, and 65-70. It's certainly worth noting. Beckham missed time during OTAs with a hamstring issue, giving Randle an edge.
Jul 16 - 10:38 PM

Giants WRs coach Sean Ryan says the team saw a more focused Rueben Randle during the spring.

"For me, the battle with him is consistency, and I think he's addressed it in this offseason in the way he approaches his job," Ryan said. "I've seen a difference in his seriousness towards his work. This spring, I thought he was locked in." The switch to a simpler offensive system that doesn't rely as heavily on option routes should also help Randle. He's going to line up all over the field, even in the slot. Entering his third year, Randle is oozing with WR2 upside.
Jun 24 - 1:52 PM

Rueben Randle says the Giants' new offensive staff has approached him about adding slot receiver snaps to his repertoire.

"They were talking to me about coming in on the inside," Randle said, "using my big body in the seams. Whatever they need me to do, I’ll do it." Randle is playing the role occupied by Jordy Nelson in Green Bay, from where new OC Ben McAdoo hails. McAdoo likely wants to be able to move around his receivers frequently, like the Packers' wideouts do. Victor Cruz should remain the Giants' primary slot man, but more snaps there could further boost Randle's outlook.
Jun 19 - 10:58 PM

According to NJ.com, Rueben Randle "continues to have a strong offseason."

All that public shaming by the Giants appears to have motivated the talented third-year player. Randle "seems to be running sharper routes and has displayed consistently strong hands." Randle will play the majority of snaps as an outside receiver in new OC Ben McAdoo's three-wide base, and is a serious breakout candidate entering his age-23 campaign. The 2012 second-round pick frequently made "wow" plays in limited opportunities behind Hakeem Nicks.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 18 - 9:57 AM

Rueben Randle believes new OC Ben McAdoo's offense will allow him to think less about reads and focus more on getting open.

Randle struggled with option routes in old OC Kevin Gilbride's system, and that led to him frequently being out of sync with Eli Manning. That should not be a problem in McAdoo's offense. If he is allowed to simply go out and use his physical gifts, Randle has the talent to be a difference maker. He is a good bet to lead the Giants in touchdown receptions this season.
Jun 12 - 8:19 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger projects Rueben Randle as the primary outside receiver opposite Odell Beckham, and expects the Giants to give Randle "the chance to prove he's an elite first-round talent at wide receiver."

Beat writers Jordan Raanan and Conor Orr project Randle and Beckham outside, with Victor Cruz at slot receiver. If Beckham ends up returning kicks and/or punts, Randle could also be the "starter" in two-wide formations opposite Cruz. The Giants are using three-receiver sets as their base offense at OTAs, so that point may be moot. As Cruz stands 6'0/206 and Beckham 5'11/198, 6-foot-3, 210-pound Randle is a good bet to lead New York in 2014 touchdown catches.
Jun 1 - 4:17 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3Peyton Hillis
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
FB1Henry Hynoski
WR11Victor Cruz
2Preston Parker
3Julian Talley
WR21Rueben Randle
2Odell Beckham
3Corey Washington
WR31Preston Parker
TE1Larry Donnell
2Daniel Fells
3Adrien Robinson
K1Josh Brown