The New York Giants allowed Eli Manning’s backup of two seasons, David Carr, to sign with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent this offseason. But, the team replaced Carr with Peyton Manning’s long-time backup in Indianapolis, Jim Sorgi. With Sorgi listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the Giants depth chart, 2009 fifth-round pick Rhett Bomar is currently listed as the third quarterback.
Randolph isn't rated highly on a lot of draft boards, but he's receiving plenty of interest.
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Even though the Giants have two veterans and a young quarterback with promise currently on their depth chart, it doesn’t hurt to search for another developmental quarterback to push Bomar and make him earn his place on the team. It appears that the Giants may have identified that late-round developmental quarterback to push Bomar. Scout.com has learned that the Giants will host Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph on April 11th and 12th.
A four-year starter at Holy Cross, Randolph finished his career with the Crusaders throwing for 13,455 yards, which ranks fourth all-time in Football Championship Subdivision history, 117 touchdowns and 46 interceptions in 43 games. At 6-foot-2, 224 pounds, Randolph wasn’t invited to the Scouting Combine, but participated in Boston College’s Pro Day on March 11th and had a solid performance throwing the ball. Randolph is a decent athlete, but only managed a 4.99 in the 40, and recorded a 31.5-inch vertical and a 9-foot-1-inch broad jump.
Scout.com reported last month that Randolph will participate in a workout for the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati, on April 13th. The reason why Randolph can workout for the Bengals in Cincinnati is because he’s an Amelia-native, which is located outside of Cincinnati, and he played high school football (St. Xavier) in the area. The NFL allows teams to conduct visits with 30 top-tier draft prospects, but on those visits the players are not permitted to workout. However, teams are allowed to designate one-day where they can bring in local prospects that played high school or college football in the area to workout at their facility.
A source also told Scout.com that Randolph has received interest from the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles; no workouts or visits have been scheduled with any of those teams.
Randolph is currently the 22nd rated quarterback listed on Scout.com’s 2010 NFL Draft Rankings.
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