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Randle was invited as one of the few players to be in the green room for the NFL draft. With most of these players going in the first round, Randle was still waiting well into the second round and almost the third.
The Giants finally selected Randle—projected to be a first-rounder—when he slipped to the 63rd overall pick.
Randle is a receiver with good size, doesn't have great speed but has solid route-running ability. Manning and the Giants will be keeping their eye out for Randle to see if he can earn his spot as the Giants' slot receiver over the likes of Jerrel Jernigan, Domenik Hixon, and Ramses Barden.
While the Giants have plenty of young talent at receiver, the team definitely got a value pick by getting Randle as late as they did. Manning could always use another big receiver to help him out and Randle could be that man should he work his way in before the regular season starts.
Manning could benefit from having a big target in the slot in Randle, who could develop into a Hakeem Nicks type receiver down the line.