New York Giants: The Draft History of Jerry Reese

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Sep 25, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) leaps to catch the ball over Washington Redskins strong safety Bashaud Breeland (26) in the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Giants won 45-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

2012 Draft Class

Reese followed a poor 2011 Draft with an equally poor if not worse draft in 2012. The only thing the Giants have to show from this draft class is #3 receiver Rueben Randle. 1st round pick David Wilson’s career ended prematurely but I doubt he would ever developed into anything more than a scat-back type player and kick returner. His speed put him in the first round but his talent could have landed him in the sixth. Third and fourth round picks Jayron Hosley and Adrien Robinson have turned out to be offal selections. Hosley has looked over-matched and is an immediate concern when he is on the field and Adrien Robinson has all of 5 catches in 3 seasons. Fourth round pick Brandon Mosley has a chance to fight for a spot during training camp and sixth rounder Markus Kuhn will likely (hopefully) be released due to the influx of defensive line depth.

Rueben Randle has seen his receptions and yardage increase every year since entering the league. He ended last season on a high note and it looked as if a light finally went on for him. He is just 24 years old and will be entering his 4th year in the league. Randle needs to be a more consistent receiver and become more discipline. He was suspended by the coaches during the season and had a few conflictions with coach Tom Coughlin. Besides the final two games of the season where he put up 132 yards and 158 yards he only had two games where he posted over 75 receiving yards. He had 9 games where he had less than 50 yards receiving . He has shown some serious potential and a high ceiling and I think with another year of the offense under his belt he can definitely improve. With Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz on the field with him he should see a lot of single coverage this season. I would love to sit here and say he has turned a corner but I can not do that after two games against two non-playoff teams to closeout the season. He can be a very good receiver, he is just not quite there yet.

Analysis: Like the 2011 draft only one draftee has shown anything. Randle came on late but must continue to play at a high level consisitently. Until he does that, this marks the second consecutive bad draft for Jerry Reese.

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