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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Chiefs have another SMU candidate now in undrafted rookie Shak Randolph, who met Hunt at the recent rookie minicamp in Kansas City. "We had a good talk," Randolph said. "We had a good talk about where the SMU program ...

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Old 09-22-2016, 05:21 PM   #1051
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The Chiefs have another SMU candidate now in undrafted rookie Shak Randolph, who met Hunt at the recent rookie minicamp in Kansas City.

"We had a good talk," Randolph said. "We had a good talk about where the SMU program is going. I think it's back on the rise now. Coach [Chad] Morris is doing a great job of turning things around now."

Asked whether Hunt promised him a job because he played for the Mustangs, Randolph shook his head.

"I'm just an average Joe out here trying to have fun and make plays," he said.

If he's to get a roster spot, Randolph will have earned it by impressing Andy Reid and the defensive coaches. But Randolph is anything but an average Joe.

A defensive back, Randolph stands out for his size. The Chiefs have him listed at 6-3, though he says he's an inch taller, and 213 pounds.

That's big for a safety, where Randolph played during the rookie camp. But it's huge for a cornerback, where he played some at SMU. Interestingly, the Chiefs list him as a corner on their roster.

He's built a lot like Sean Smith, the long, slender starting cornerback from the past three seasons who moved on in March to the Oakland Raiders as a free agent.

"I have long arms so it's easy to get your hands on people," Randolph said. "Really, you can eliminate the fade route, easily. If they throw it up, I'm 6-4 and rangy and can jump, so that really eliminates a lot of things."

Randolph made an interception that way at rookie camp. One of the quarterbacks tried to force a fade pass but Randolph had it covered well.

General manager John Dorsey happened to be watching from the sideline near the spot where Randolph made his interception. Dorsey generally misses nothing at practice but in case he didn't see this particular play, Randolph rolled the ball to Dorsey, bowling-style.

Randolph already has the Chiefs' chairman on his side. It doesn't hurt to have the general manager there, either

"Two receivers to the left, Garcon to the right. Manning in the shotgun, puts Collie in motion. Looks in his direction...it's picked off! It's picked off! It's Tracy Porter again! He's runnin' free! He's gonna go all the way!
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So what exactly are the Chiefs getting in Randolph?
"Shakiel Randolph -- 6-3 1/2, 213 -- ran the 40-yard dash in 4.63 and 4.59 seconds (it should be noted that the surface was a soft FieldTurf surface and not particularly fast) at SMU's pro day," wrote NFL.com's Gil Brandt. "He had a 42-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-10 broad jump. He did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.45 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.13 seconds.
"He also did 16 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Randolph worked out at linebacker, cornerback and safety at the pro day, but his best position is probably safety. Randolph was really good catching the ball in his positional drills."
Here is video of the 42-inch vertical jump.

Randolph has the potential to make the Chiefs roster. He's a versatile athlete who has yet to reach his ceiling. But Randolph was plagued by injuries at SMU, so staying healthy will be key.
Randolph notched 31 tackles last season. His best year statistically came as a sophomore when he recorded 37 tackles

"Two receivers to the left, Garcon to the right. Manning in the shotgun, puts Collie in motion. Looks in his direction...it's picked off! It's picked off! It's Tracy Porter again! He's runnin' free! He's gonna go all the way!
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But Randolph was plagued by injuries at SMU, so staying healthy will be key.
He'll fit right in to our group.
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What a waste...absoulutely pathetic...

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What a waste...absoulutely pathetic...

https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/...33887734837248
Sure glad the Saints never showed interest. I hope the best for the guy but being rich and livin the thug life never seems to work out.
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Makes that Seahawks game even more interesting.
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Makes that Seahawks game even more interesting.
I'm more concerned about Rawls on my fantasy team
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Makes that Seahawks game even more interesting.
How is that? CJ Spiller will eat us alive...
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Any takers ? ...

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