2016 NFL free agency: 10 players the New Orleans Saints should target

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Oct 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) makes a catch for a touchdown over Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals and the Panthers tie in overtime 37-37. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) makes a catch for a touchdown over Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals and the Panthers tie in overtime 37-37. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Rueben Randle
Dec 20, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) scores a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

Name: Rueben Randle
Position: WR
Age next season: 25
2015 Team: New York Giants
2015 Cap hit: $1,047,432

Drafted out of LSU in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Rueben Randle has been overshadowed by talents like Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr., but he has without question been productive.

If in the right system (New Orleans Saints), Randle has the skillset to become a No. 1 wide receiver with Drew Brees under center and making everybody around him better.  At 6-foot-2, he’s an excellent red zone target, and a viable option on the outside opposite speedster Brandin Cooks, with Willie Snead taking over permanent slot duties.

Now entering his prime, Randle will be 26-years-old in May.  He has improved his route running over the years and displays not flashy but decent speed.  Most importantly, Randle owns good hands as a big target who can create space and go up for the ball in the end zone.

In his last two seasons in the “Big Apple”, he has combined for 128 catches for 1,735 yards and 11 touchdowns, with eight of those scores coming in 2015.  The Saints need a big man and Randle could be their guy at a reasonable price.  In search of a player to fill the void for the declining Marques Colston, New Orleans is better off doing so in free agency with a proven veteran in his prime.

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