New York Giants 2013 Breakout Candidate: Rueben Randle

By Ben Sullivan
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

After impressing in offseason workouts, second year wide receiver Rueben Randle is poised for a big season with the New York Giants this year.

A coveted prospect coming out of LSU last year, Randle is the total package at receiver.

He’s got the size you want, standing 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 208 pounds, with good hands. He doesn’t have top end speed, but he’s quick enough to get open.

The Giants’ depth at receiver kept him from making a splash in his rookie season, where he caught only 19 balls, but this year he has his sights set on the third wide out spot.

The top two slots on the depth chart are set for New York with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, but the third spot is up for grabs and Randle is the frontrunner for the job.

He’ll have to stay ahead of guys like Ramses Barden and Louis Murphy, but that shouldn’t be a problem for someone with his talent.

And despite the lack of catches in his rookie campaign, he did show impressive potential when he was able to get his hands on the ball. Of those 19 catches, three of them were for touchdowns.

That percentage won’t continue, but it shows that he has what it takes to be a top end red zone target in the NFL — something the Giants need.

Randle had plenty of hype coming into the league last year. He wasn’t able to live up to it in his first year, but after an impressive showing in offseason workouts he is ready for his breakout year in 2013.

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