Rueben Randle Scouting Report

Rueben Randle Scouting Report WR LSU Tigers


This is our Rueben Randle Scouting report. Randle is a talented WR prospect for the LSU Tigers with great size. Though he is draft eligible this year, his improvement has been pretty good this year and he could really benefit from another year in College Football to see his draft stock rise even higher.

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Measurables

6’3 210 pounds, 33 inch arm longs, 9.5 inch hands

4.55 forty yard dash, 15 bench press, 31 inch vertical, 121 inch broad jump, 6.99 3 cone drill, 4.36 20 yard shuttle, 11.78 sixty yard shuttle

Stats (Cfbstats.com) through 11/25/2011

2011:

Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
14 53 917 17.30 8 3.8 65.5

2o10:

Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
13 33 544 16.48 3 2.5 41.8
Punt Returns
G Ret. Yards Avg. TD Ret./G Yards/G
13 2 10 5.00 0 0.2 0.8

Pros:

Great size…Makes a lot of plays down the field (nearly averaging 20 yards per catch) because he is athletic and is a nice long strider who gets down the field..exhibits good change of direction skills in his routes to allow him to create separation…has ability to create yards after the catch…Does a good job of catching the ball with his hands at the highest point…

cons:

Does not have elite speed…still developing as a route runner…Disappears for stretches of games and just some inconsistency in general…I would like to see more consistent toughness in blocking and fighting for the football…could struggle a bit getting off the line and into his routes (especially short to intermediate routes) in the N.F.L


Thoughts:

Randle has the talent of a number one wide receiver. He has excellent size and makes a lot of big plays. He really picks up speed as he gets down the field and he does a good job of extending for the football and catching it in his hands. Once he catches the football he gets up field in a hurry and creates a good amount of yards after the catch.  Randle doesn’t have an exceptional burst of the line and does a better job of picking up speed as he gets going down the field, so in the N.F.L he might not be a guy who is great in a west coast offense against press coverage.

He’s really playing better this year and is coming on strong. With another year of seasoning Randle could push himself into the first round range next year. It would also help if the LSU did a better job of getting him the football.

Round Projection: Late round one to late round two

NFLmocks preseason bio

Randle was a big name recruit back in 2008 and one of the most coveted players in his class. High School All-American who has a chance to be one of the best receiver prospects in the next couple of draft classes. He has the height/weight/speed that every NFL team looks for. Excellent length and ability after the catch. Really going to need to emerge in his junior season after having a solid sophomore campaign with 33 catches for 544 yards and three touchdowns. Had his best game of the season against Alabama with three catches for 125 yards and a touchdown. No stranger to the big play, but will need Jordan Jefferson to actually get him the ball on a regular basis to make the kind of impact we know he is capable of. Probably the best overall prospect on LSU’s roster right now, and a guy who could potentially be a first round pick in either of the next two drafts.

Video

Vs Arkansas 2011 (JMPasq)

Vs Mississippi State (JPdraftjedi on youtube)


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