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The 6'3", 210-pound Rueben Randle has been drawing a lot of hype recently, and well-respected draft analyst Adam Caplan thinks he could go earlier then many think. I still think Randle is firmly an early second round pick, but the draft is not an exact science and it only takes one team to fall in love (i.e. Denver drafting Tim Tebow).
Randle is definitely an interesting prospect, though. A tall receiver with room to add some weight, many believe his season was hampered by poor quarterback play, and like Michael Floyd, was forced to act as more of a chain-mover then an all-around threat (and many believe he can be an all-around threat).
He can become what I like to call an EDD receiver (Explosive, Dynamic, and Dominant). The prototype for this player would be Kenny Britt, Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald (and I'm not putting Britt in their class as an NFL player, but talent wise he is).
Rueben doesn't have an extensive route tree, but it's by no means undeveloped. He's got good, strong hands and has shown, at the least, he can be a nice possession receiver in the NFL.
If Randle is an EDD receiver, he's explosive enough to be a deep threat and big play receiver, dynamic enough to succeed in the short and intermediate passing game as well as the red zone, and dominant enough to take over games. But the tape doesn't necessarily show this—and that's why I'm skeptical.
The Jets held a private workout with Randle this month (exact date unavailable), but I don't know if it's anything more then due diligence.
The Jets have not selected a player from the SEC in the first round (this is assuming the Jets either trade down or reach on him at 16) since 2003 when they selected Dewayne Robertson. In the second round it goes even further back (I went all the way back to 2000, where the Jets took two SEC players in the first round, going back further is not worth it since it's pre-Woody Johnson ownership).
In short, I don't think Randle is going to be a New York Jet, but it's necessary to bring him into the conversation.