EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Giants boasted that Rueben Randle was NFL-ready after taking the LSU receiver in the second round of draft, and the kid didn’t disappoint as the Super Bowl champions opened a rookie minicamp on Friday.
Randle went up high to catch a pass along the sideline and later burned third-round draft choice Jayron Hosley on a “go” pattern in the morning session of Friday’s camp.
Even head coach Tom Coughlin expressed his appreciation for the rookie. “I was very impressed by Randle out on the field this morning,” Coughlin said to the Newark Star-Ledger. “But they’re all eager. That’s the good thing. You’re going to have to if you’re NFL-ready.”
Granted it’s just a minicamp littered with free agents and players on tryouts, but Randle showed signs that he might be able to replace Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham, who left to sign with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent.
The goal now is for Randle to show he can do it with Eli Manning throwing the ball.
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