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Oklahoma State pro day: Joseph Randle hopes NFL scouts notice improvements

The former Oklahoma State running back improved his 40 time and was a full participant in everything but the bench press. He hopes that impressed scouts after a subpar showing at the NFL Combine.
BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, Published: March 12, 2013

He sustained the injury before the Heart of Dallas Bowl yet still played. But the recovery time after surgery limited his pre-combine training to about one month, while the cast he wore in Indianapolis prevented him from participating in the full slate of tests and drills.

The cast came off last week, allowing Randle to complete all aspects of Tuesday's workout except the bench press. That includes the pass-catching portion of the on-field drills, one big strength of Randle's game.

Randle said he enjoyed the combine but also called it a challenge, particularly the interview process largely designed to dig up a player's skeletons. At Boone Pickens Stadium, though, Randle felt more at ease while surrounded by former teammates and coaches.

Next up for Randle will be individual workouts for teams, more training and whole lot of waiting until the draft in late April. But he's happy with how he performed during the pro day step of his road to the NFL.

“I'm not a big guy on all this stuff,” Randle said. “I just like playing football. But I feel like I did good.”