Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan answered a question ab... - [Full Article]

Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan answered a question about WR Rueben Randle and his role this upcoming season.

Raanan: Giants WR Rueben Randle had a strong spring. He was the best wide receiver on the field by a wide margin, but that was because Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz were sidelined by injuries.

I think last year was pretty much what we can expect from Randle now and moving forward. He's good for 60-70 catches and 800-1,000 yards. It's just hard to see anything more given his lack of explosiveness. Randle averaged 3.2 yards after the catch last season. That was 65th out of 76 receivers who played at least 50 percent of the snaps. He also caught only 58.2 percent of the passes thrown in his direction. That was 60th out of 76 receivers. In comparison, quarterback Eli Manning completed 70.5 percent of his passes to Odell Beckham Jr.

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Raanan went on to say that all this doesn't even take into account that there seems to be something missing with Randle. He was benched twice for the first quarter of games last season. This doesn't seem to indicate a receiver on the verge of something really big, he went on to say. He also, at times, didn't seem to be on the same page as Manning, which could also hurt his production. Randle is ranked 59th on our list of WRs.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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