Joseph Randle fell to the fifth round on Saturday, at least 60 picks and a day after he was hoping to get selected.
From that perspective, the draft process was probably a disappointment for the former OSU star, who had the chance to come back to Stillwater and star for a Big 12 contender.
But once Randle gets past that initial spurn, he may find the draft day stumble to be a blessing in disguise.
The monetary difference between third- and fifth-round running backs is nothing substantial. Neither will get much of a financial commitment from their team until they consistently produce on the field.
Good thing for Randle — he’ll likely get that chance.
The Dallas Cowboys drafted him to back up DeMarco Murray, a role that will come with plenty of snaps and, likely, a number of touches in both phases of the offense.
Last season, Felix Jones, the Cowboys back-up who is now a free agent, had 111 carries and 25 receptions. That would be a great workload for any rookie, especially a fifth-rounder. Plus, as Dallas (and OU fans) can attest, Murray is injury-prone, missing six games last year.
So from the sounds of it, the Dallas brass expects Randle to play plenty right away (“He certainly has all the physical traits you want,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett told the Dallas Morning News.”), giving him the chance to immediately make a name for himself.
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