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Joseph Randle, RB

School: Oklahoma State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Wichita, KS
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 204 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.592.601.60- 3510'3"--
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Very good speed and acceleration, not easy to catch from behind. Lowers his pads and tries to run over defenders, generating power from his fast momentum and running with purpose. Very good balance to bounce off defenders and pick up a lot of yards after contact, finishing each carry. Strong plant foot and lateral burst to accelerate quickly with springs in his legs. Looks to lower his pads and deliver hits with deceiving power and pop at the point of attack.

Leaner frame but cut with good muscle definition and has really dedicated himself in the weight room. Intense competitor and hard worker on and off the field. Finds the crease and gets north/south in a hurry. Very tough in pass protection to pick up the blitz and give up his body. Vocal leader and confident. Reliable receiver with 108 career receptions. Amassed 3,085 rushing yards the past three seasons with 43 total touchdowns.

WEAKNESSES: Leaner than ideal frame. Runs too upright at times and needs to show consistent pad level. Vision has improved but still has room to improve in this area, missing the run lanes at times. Run instincts are good, but still developing. Needs to improve his ball security to cut down the fumbles and keep his emotions in check.

Player Overview

Although he was overshadowed during the 2011 season playing with Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, Randle stepped out of their shadow in 2012 and led the Big 12 conference in rushing with 1,417 yards on 274 carries (5.2) and 14 touchdowns, averaging 109 yards per game. He was also active as a receiver, adding 28 catches for 224 yards. Randle, who leaves Stillwater with 3,085 career rushing yards, was a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection this past season.

Randle has a lean torso and narrow frame but has done a nice job in the weight room and adding pounds to his frame. He has good speed to burst through the hole and stay upright through contact -- many of his yards came after the initial hit when he lowered his pads and fell forward. Randle has an upright running style, but he accelerates quickly and is productive as both a rusher and receiver.

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03/16/2013 - 2013 Oklahoma State Pro Day: Representatives from 21 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Oklahoma State on March 12, where 16 players went through a workout held outdoors on FieldTurf in 45-degree temperatures. Joseph Randle, RB (6-foot-0, 202 pounds) - Randle ran the 40-yard dash three times, finishing in 4.54, 4.60 and 4.63 seconds. He had a 34-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-10 broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.25 seconds and he did the three-cone drill in 6.97 seconds. Randle caught the ball out of the backfield alright, but a splint on his right thumb made it difficult. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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