NEW YORK -- For the second consecutive year, the final player in the green room was taken with the final second-round pick at the NFL draft. Once again, it was a wide receiver.
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"I really didn't think there was a chance we were going to get him," Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross said in a conference call Friday. "He was one of those where at the end of the (first) night, you're saying he's going to be one of the first few guys taken in the top of the (second) round. Very surprising that he was still there."
Randle was one of NFL Films' favorite receivers in this draft, and that makes him one of our favorite receivers. He has a similar skill set to former Giants receiver Mario Manningham and should fit right into the vertical-strike offense run by quarterback Eli Manning and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.
"Rueben is an NFL-ready receiver," Ross said. "I think with receivers, a lot of it gets overblown with 40 times and speed and this and that. You need guys that are NFL-ready, and what I mean by that is this guy is strong, he can catch the ball, he's a good route runner and he's position savvy -- he knows how to get open. To me, those are the successful receivers in the NFL."