The New York Giants have thus far scheduled or hosted only one known private workout for a 2015 NFL Draft prospect. The initee? Arizona State safety Damarious Randall. It isn't clear from available info whether the workout has been held already, or is set for a future date. Nonetheless, it's interesting.
Randall is a 5-foot-11, 196-pound free safety. After his Pro Day last week, draft insider Tony Pauline wrote that "there was a feeling from the workout that Randall will not get out of the second round of the draft."
We know safety is still a need for the Giants. Let's see what others have to say about Randall.
CBS Sports ranks Randall the No. 2 free safety in the draft class, with a second- to third-round grade. CBS says Randall "cornerback size but a free safety skill set."
"He isn't a day one starter at safety, but he has the traits to make an immediate impact on special teams coverages and help in nickel situations."
NFL.com seems to agree with that assessment:
"Randall is considered undersized for the safety position and some teams have him projected as a cornerback. While he has the speed and athletic traits to transition to cornerback, his cover skills and technique need quite a bit of work to be ready for the NFL level. Randall has a nose for the ball and a strong desire to make an aggressive tackle in space, so there could still be teams that give him a legitimate shot at safety, where he carries a higher draft grade."
NFL teams are allowed 30 pre-draft visits or workouts, not counting players local to their area. This certainly won't be the only one held by the Giants, and perhaps there have already been others we don't yet know about.
Your thoughts, Giants fans?