Should we be worried about Kadarius Toney?
Prior to the New York Giants selecting wide receiver Kadarius Toney with the 20th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, there were some “red flags” that came up when looking into his past. As far as anyone can tell it wasn’t anything too serious.
Then Toney had some issues with his cleats during his first minicamp practice and he was unable to finish the practice. On top of that he then decided to skip out on the Giants’ voluntary OTA’s due to the fact that he didn’t have a contract yet.
Not having a contract is a bad excuse to not attend OTA’s as a rookie because players sign waivers to participate in the rookie minicamps and the same goes for OTA’s. Plus as a rookie, all the time you can get with your coaches and teammates is vital.
I really hope that all of the concerns over Toney are nothing and he turns out just fine as an NFL player. Ultimately, these are minor things and hopefully nothing major ever pops of up.
One person who has made it clear that they’re not a fan of Toney is Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. He wrote the following after the Giants’ mandatory minicamp last week.
The Giants, after being foiled in their effort to draft receiver Devonta Smith, traded down and selected receiver Kadarius Toney. The rookie from Florida has yet to make a major impact during his first offseason.
Hasn’t made an impact? Huh? We’re talking about minicamp, not training camp or even the regular season, but minicamp. And most rookies don’t start out with the starters. The Giants are loaded at receiver, so why would they put him with the first team in minicamp?
I hate to break it to Florio but I don’t think a single player makes an impact during minicamp practices.
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