Kheeston Randall to Dolphins: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis
DT Kheeston Randall of Texas is stout against the run, holding his ground and maintaining gap integrity. Though he wasn't highly productive statistically in 2011, the 6' 4", 293 lb. Randall eats up blockers, allowing his teammates around him to make plays.
A good character guy who has demonstrated on- and off-field leadership, Randall also is durable and should compete as a two-down run stuffer in the NFL. Will need work on pass rushing skills.
Kheeston is an instinctual player who always seems to pick and choose his spots correctly when slanting and stunting. [Finds] a way to avoid double teams to be a major factor against the run. He can hold up blocks well at the point, and then shed quickly when needing to make a move to make a play. Randall uses his hands well here and also as a pass rusher, and he has noticeably explosive and strong hands to control his man.
Strength gives ends a chance to twist inside and linebackers free lane to the passer on blitzes. Played with lean and leverage against the run, tough for one man to move (sometimes double-teams, too). Lower than offensive lineman on every short-yardage play. Good agility and ability to change directions for his size. Locker room and on-field leader.
Kheeston is a non-factor on passing downs. Not only is he usually pulled out of the game for obvious passing situations, but he is ineffective when he does get his chance, as he is purely a run defender and will almost give up on passing downs.
Randall is a decent prospect with starting potential. Ceiling will be limited by his development as a pass rusher.
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