Last season, it was Alfred Morris, the Washington Redskins rookie from Florida Atlantic that went in the sixth round and then exploded for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns as RGIII’s sidekick.
“I highlighted (Joseph Randle) over the last couple weeks, when we do our SportsCenter segments, as the (running) back, late in the draft, who could be this year’s Alfred Morris,” ESPN analyst Mel Kiper said on draft day. “I think the kid’s got an awful lot of ability, you look at the production, the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. People say, well he had some gaping holes to run through, but he still showed the ability to make some moves in space and create some extra yardage and a lot of times, really make big plays for that offense. I like Joseph Randle’s ability. Comes out as a junior and goes in the fifth round, that’s not what you want to see, but this guy has a lot of talent and he made a lot of things happen running with the football.”
He’ll be relatively close to home (Randle is from Wichita), with a couple former Pokes (Dan Bailey and Dez Bryant) and a great opportunity. Doesn’t sound too bad for a fifth round pick.