Kadarius Toney will be a match-up nightmare
Ever since the New York Giants drafted wide receiver Kadarius Toney on Thursday night all we’ve been hearing about is the comparisons to former NFL receiver Percy Harvin who also played his college ball at Florida.
Former college and NFL coach Rick Neuheisel has a different comparison for everyone, former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Derrick Mason.
“He was a third-down aficionado and he just basically would get open on dodge routes,” Neuheisel said on Sirius XM NFL radio on Thursday night, per NJ.com. “Basically, go run off this linebacker and get open. Toney will be that kind of player for the Giants.”
Neuheisel thinks that Toney along with veteran Sterling Shepard, will be a tough one-two punch out of the slot for the Giants.
“You think about Sterling Shepard, who’s already on the roster. You think about Kadarius Toney. That gives Daniel Jones a chance to go either way to those guys working over the middle of the field,” Neuheisel said. “They’ve both been gifted at it.”
I would imagine that the Giants will utilize the “jerk routes” that Florida did with Toney. It sounds like it could help quarterback Daniel Jones.
“Kadarius Toney was the guy that (Florida coach Dan Mullen) just put him over in what we call ‘jerk routes,’ which is just ‘get open in the middle of the field’,” Neuheisel said. “And it was incredible how beautiful he ran them and [Kyle] Trask benefited. And so too, will Daniel Jones.”
Even though Toney isn’t a pure receiver because of the fact that he can do many different things, all that matters is that he’s a playmaker.
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