2012 Rookie WRs: Rueben Randle, New York Giants
By Jeff Tefertiller
August 1st, 2012

Strengths: Randle is a talented and gifted athlete. He is another receiver who offers good size (6'4", 210 pounds) and runs like a gazelle. Randle will make big plays after the catch. His size allows him to break tackles and overpower defenders in the open field.

Weaknesses: Poor quarterback play and the LSU offense limited Randle's development. He does not run crisp routes or have a quick first step after the catch. For a player his size, Randle sometimes avoids contact in the middle of the field. But, these can be overcome with a strong offseason with NFL coaching.

2012 Outlook: With New York already having two star receivers in Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, Randle will not see enough targets for fantasy owners unless one is injured. For reference purpose, Mario Manningham - whom Randle replaces in the starting lineup - only had 39 receptions in 12 games last year.

Dynasty Outlook: The talent is there, and Randle will improve. It may take a couple of seasons before seeing the fruits of a dynasty pick, but the rookie has Top 10 ability. Patience will be rewarded as the Giant organization has developed several good receivers in recent years.

NFL Comparison: Like Randle, Sidney Rice came into the NFL at a young age. Randle possesses the physical ability of Rice ... without the injury history.

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