Kadarius Toney has plenty of pressure on him
Heading into the upcoming NFL season, there is no doubt that New York Giants’ first round pick Kadarius Toney is a boom or bust rookie.
Toney is talented, but there’s no guarantee that his talent will transition to the NFL, especially right away.
Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox has listed Toney as a player that could disappoint for the Giants in 2021.
Those expecting New York Giants first-round pick Kadarius Toney to be an instant difference-maker in the level of D.K. Metcalf or Justin Jefferson could be disappointed. The Florida product has undeniable speed, but he’s extremely raw as a route-runner.
“His routes can look like one-on-one isolation basketball moves at times, but he has the ability to make instant cuts and break his routes off sharply. He could become a much more creative and consistent route runner in due time,” NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein wrote.
Toney may primarily be a gadget player early in his career, and while there’s value in that, many New York fans may be disappointed that he isn’t an instant 1,000-yard pass-catcher.
What’s funny is that if Toney struggles as a rookie everyone will be ready to label him a bust. But the fact of the matter is that the wide receiver position is one of the hardest to transition to from college to the NFL. It could take him a few years to reach his potential.
As an example, Roddy White, who had a great career for the Atlanta Falcons, took a couple of years to break out, so it’s not out of the question.
Please feel free to comment below and give us your thoughts.
Want to write about the Giants? Contact us today!