Rueben Randle never reached full potential with Giants

How will the mercurial wideout be remembered by Giants fans?

On Wednesday Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle signed with the Philadelphia Eagles ending his stint with the Giants that was marred by his inability to meet high expectations from fans and coaches.

 A second round pick in the 2012 draft, Randle has always flashed potential. His best season occurred in 2014 when he caught 71 passes for 938 yards and three scores. This past season he scored eight touchdowns including 57 receptions. On the other side of the offense, Odell Beckham Jr. has blossomed and is proving to be one of the best receivers in the league.

The most disappointing part about Randle is that every time it seemed like he was going reach the potential that people thought he could reach; he was just never able to put it all together.  Randle will likely be remembered for his inability to realize his potential, but he was still a solid player. At times, his critics did seem a little harsh, but in most cases it all goes back to the potential he has shown. I think its fair to say that he might not have ever reached his full potential as a Giant, but he was a solid secondary wide receiver.

 The Giants will likely try to land a wide receiver or two at some point in the off-season. Some have even rumored that they could select Laquon Treadwell with their tenth overall pick in the first round.

 Although it may have been best for Randle to leave, the circumstances are not perfect for the Giants. He goes to a familiar NFC East foe in the Eagles for a very cheap contract. If he ever did reach his potential, or even come close, they would have to deal with that twice a season.

 

Randle has just about all of the physical tools to be a very good player. Maybe it’s a mental thing, or maybe he just can’t the pieces together. Either way the Giants are comfortable moving forward because the Randle they have had for the past four seasons is a very replaceable player. He could be a very good addition by the Eagles, but only time will tell. Otherwise for Giants fans, he will likely be remembered as what could have been. 


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