Rapid Reaction: Joseph Randle

April, 27, 2013
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Pick: Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle, No. 151 overall

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Jackson Laizure/Getty ImagesThe Cowboys filled a need with Joseph Randle as a backup to DeMarco Murray.

Pros: A good north-and-south runner with above average speed who does a nice job eluding defenders. He also is an excellent pass catcher out of the backfield and displayed an ability to block well in pass protection.

Cons: Had a fumbling problem early in his career but seemed to solve it in 2012. Randle doesn't have a strong lower body, something that needs work in the weight room.

Cowboy fit: The Cowboys have talked about finding a solid backup for DeMarco Murray because of some durability issues. Randle adds competition to the position and while the Cowboys like Lance Dunbar, it could mean the end for Philip Tanner. The Cowboys want their backup running backs to play special teams and it will be interesting to see if Randle can handle that aspect of the job.

Could have had: DE Stansly Maponga, TCU; TE Luke Wilson, Rice; DT Josh Boyd, Miss. St.; FB Zach Line, SMU.

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