Was drafting Kadarius Toney a mistake?
When it came to improving their roster during the current offseason, you can’t say the New York Giants didn’t make sure that their flat offense from 2020 isn’t better. And one way they improved it was by adding a young dynamic receiver in Kadarius Toney via the draft.
David Kenyon of Bleacher Report wrote a piece on which players were drafted by the wrong teams last week and he says that the Giants selecting Toney was a mistake.
This is a challenging spot for the New York Giants, who have a quarterback problem more than a receiver issue. Since they’re committed to Daniel Jones, though, they have prioritized adding more pass-catchers.
In free agency, the Giants signed Kenny Golladay to a four-year, $72 million deal and also added John Ross III. They joined a receiving corps that returns Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard.
Despite those additions, New York still took Kadarius Toney in the first round―and didn’t select any offensive linemen in the entire draft. Early on, the Giants passed on Christian Darrisaw, Landon Dickerson and Teven Jenkins, among others.
Between the Giants’ shaky offensive line, tolerable depth at receiver and Jason Garrett not exactly being the most creative coordinator, it’s easy to see Toney becoming lost on the depth chart.
People can have their opinions on who teams draft but the fact of the matter is that we won’t know if a player was a good pick until they get on the field and have a chance to prove themselves. It also can take up to three years for a player to full develop in the NFL.
Toney may not come in right away and be a top-tier receiver, but with the way NFL teams utilize guys with his skillset, I can’t imagine him not making some sort of import in his first season.
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