New York Giants rookie wide receiver Rueben Randle didn't get a whole lot of playing time in his first NFL season, but when he did, he showed flashes of brilliance; talent that made him befitting of the Giants' second-round pick. And as he looks ahead to the offseason, his goal is a simple one: improve and come back more well-rounded in 2013.
"Just continue to get better and stay healthy," Randle told Giants.com of his offseason plans. "Come back faster, stronger, and just be ready to go out and compete for next year."
Randle was targeted 39 times this past season, hauling in 19 receptions for 298 yards and three touchdowns. His best game came in the season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles when he caught four passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns. But they weren't your everyday, garden variety touchdowns. On each he showcased extreme athletic ability and determination. It was an impressive sign of things to come.
"I was just going up making a play on the ball and on the way down I was twisting and reached into the end zone," Randle said of his final touchdown of the season. "It was something that just happened naturally. I really didn’t know where I was on the field. I was just trying to get the extra yard."
The youngster out of LSU also flashed in week five of the season when he caught six passes for 82 yards against the Cleveland Browns.
Between Randle and running back David Wilson, the Giants have two very impressive young talents at their disposal moving forward.
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