Redskins Draft Profiles: Kheeston Randall, DE, Texas

If you can't stomach the Ego Harbaugh Bowl Thanksgiving night then you may want to swing over to ESPN where the #25 Texas Longhorns will be taking on their arch-rival Texas A&M for the last time as members of the Big 12 Conference (maybe). Ryan Tannehill has been profiled in depth here at Hogs Haven, so who else should you keep an eye on while watching this "Lone Star" state matchup?  How about Texas defensive tackle Kheeston Randle?

Strengths: Although Randall is a DT for the Longhorns, he would likely be a defensive end if he were to be drafted into a 3-4 scheme. It's possible with his size, 6'5 300 lbs, that he could be a bit of a hybrid player like Jarvis Jenkins. Randall is a Senior and his production has grown every year at Texas, this year he's already reached 100 combined tackles. Randall's main strength as a defensive lineman is plugging up the running game, he's even showed ability to eat up multiple blockers. Off the field Randall is a honor roll student and leader in the community. He definitely fits the mold of high character players that Shanahan has been bringing in recently

Weaknesses: Randall really struggles with pass rushing. He often gets his pad level too high and is not the most quick defensive lineman that you'll ever see. You'll often see him removed from the game in third down, passing situations.

Draft Projection: Right now Randall is a third round prospect, which would be a nice spot for the Skins to grab him if they choose to continue to grow defensive line depth. Also remember that Adam Carriker is a free agent at the end of the this year. Depending on the offseason evaluations I could see Randall slipping to the fourth round where we could grab him with one of our multiple picks in that round.

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