New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney had a rollercoaster rookie season. There were times when he shined and there were times when he was not at all his best.
One thing is for sure, though… When Toney gets the ball in his hands, he doesn’t know what’s going to happen. He’s like a happy guy who can break ankles and make big plays all over the field.
CBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso called him a “running back” in his latest column on 2nd-year players coming off injuries.
Toney is an interesting drama waiting to happen. He wasn’t completely healthy as a rookie but still managed a 6.0 YAC per receiving average, which tied for eighth among all tight ends in football. The 6.0 YAC average per reception was similar to that of Chris Godwin and Cooper Kupp, of course, at a very different volume.
Being strong with the ball in his hands is not a new trait from Toney. This was his trademark in Florida. He is also the epitome of ridiculous competition. And the Giants won’t be affected by the injury bug like they were in 2021, so the opposition will have a fair share of legitimate talent to prepare to stop Toney out.
The former first-round pick will be viewed as the most powerful tool in the NFL’s arsenal after his sophomore season.
The Giants should have added Wan’Dale Robinson in the 2022 NFL draft, who many see as a Toney clone, but don’t expect his presence to eat into Toney’s valuation. Head coach Brian Daboll wants to showcase both in his new offense and that could open up Toney to produce more.