While the NFL Draft has numerous players that have flown under the radar, one player who featured prominently in college football last season was Rueben Randle, a highly regarded wide receiver from LSU.
Randle entered the 2012 NFL Draft as a junior and has seen his draft stock rise over the past few weeks. He is projected to be a late first-round pick or an early second-pick. Randle has great size at 6'3, and 210 pounds, and showed great speed at the combines when he ran the 40 in 4.5 seconds.
With an interest in drafting a wide receiver, the Texans may be interested in selecting Randle.
While playing in the SEC, Randle faced some of the best defensive backs in the nation. He seems to posses the speed and ability to stretch the field and beat elite coverage.
Randle posted impressive numbers at LSU. He caught 53 passes for 917 yards, to go along with eight touchdowns.
However, some experts believe the 6'4 wide out is too raw, and drafting him would be more about potential than immediate results.
The Texans still have other top options at wide receiver. Alshon Jeffery remains a top candidate, along with Stephen Hill. Randle may be listed as the third-best option in the draft, followed by Kendall Wright.
Is Randle worth drafting in the first round?
Draft experts seem to think so.
While Jeffrey and Hill are perhaps better options, the Texans may still want to consider Randle if he's available.685343