Buffalo Bills Draft Prospects: Damarious Randall


The Buffalo Bills have some options when it comes to the draft and who they will look at.  We have taken a look a a handful of players that could be drafted, for the most part in the 2nd round and just a couple of them stemming to the 3rd round.

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Damarious Randall, out of Arizona State, is coming in with a draft grade of 5.51, putting him in the potential to be an NFL starter category.  He was a top performer in many categories at the combine having a 4.46 40, 38 inch vertical, 6.83 second cone drill and a 4.07 sec 20 yard shuttle.  Potential is there for this guy.

Randall finished with 106 tackles last year and had an interception return for a touchdown in each of the last two years.

Some strengths and weaknesses for Damarious Randall are…

"lus athlete with good speed. Scouts love his toughness and effort. Inspired effort as a tackler, racking up 177 tackles during two-year stint at Arizona State. Looks to punish. Explodes into targets and jolts his victims. Takes very good angles in space in run support. Instinctive blitzer who times snap and has a nose for the quarterback. Senses throws underneath and breaks on them early. Highly competitive on 50/50 throws and won’t give an inch to receiver. Took two interceptions for scores.Small for safety position. Has box characteristics but lacking box size. Instincts as a free safety are average. Could be forced to play cornerback. Needs technique work in coverage. Must learn line-of-scrimmage skills and work on coordinating feet and hips. Allows wideouts to eat up cushion. Desire to attack leads to false steps against play-action. Fails to play with proper depth at times.– NFL.com"

Randall is projected to be taken in the 3rd or 4th rounds.  With the 89th pick, there is some potential that the Buffalo Bills could make work for them on the back end of the defense. He has been looked at as one of the more physical defensive backs in the draft.

The bottom line on Damarious Randall is…

"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.com"

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