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2015 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State

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Let's take a look at the fastest rising safety in the NFL draft. There's a lot of buzz.

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Damarious Randall is clearly a prospect the New York Giants are interested in. He was one of the first players that the general media heard about when it came to the always secretive prospect visits that the Giants hold. He also plays free safety, which is kind of ... well ... a teensy bit of a need for us right now. So, let's take a look at him.


- Plus athleticism for a safety

- Plus ball skills

- Firebrand style of play. Looks to make a big hit and plays active

- Good blitzer

- Range is above average for a free safety

- Instincts are above average in coverage


- Takes bad angles tackling the ball carrier

- While he has good range and instincts, he'll have his brain farts

- Adept at man coverage against tight ends, but I think he'll struggle in man coverage with slot WRs.

- Undersized

Does He Fit With The Giants?

Yes. Randall is a good prospect at a position of need. I don't think the Giants will care that he's a tad undersized given that they drafted Nat Berhe. Randall is a multifaceted player who can help in both the run and the pass. He flies around the field and would certainly compete for a starting spot.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

Big Blue View - Not in top 100

Mocking The Draft - Not in top 100

CBS Sports - 75

Draft Tek - 107

Final Thoughts

Matt Miller likens him to Earl Thomas or Jimmie Ward. The prospect that Randall reminds me of, no joke, is Antrel Rolle but with much better range. I think he's got similar inconsistencies against the pass. He gets lost in coverage at times, but I do think that can be taught.

His attitude on the field is tremendous and he plays the type of football that you get excited about. Boy, though, he really does not take good angles to the ball carrier. Watch these gifs.

I certainly don't believe he's nearly as bad a prospect as that post makes him out to be, but you get the point. Something he'll definitely have to clean up. I've got him as a mid-to-late second round player. Ideally, we could take him in the thirdround, but practically, the Giants might have to take him at 40 if they want him.