In today’s NFL, receivers don’t have to be any certain prototype. Long gone are the days are the 6’4″ and 210 lbs. and we have all different body types and styles. While you can still have that prototypical body from yesteryear, it isn’t a necessity. One of the best analogies that I have heard in building your wide receiver room is to think of it as a starting 5 in the NBA. You want your big bodies and your speedy agile guys. Kadarius Toney fits the profile of the latter. Toney gave the Florida Gators something that they haven’t had since Percy Harvin roamed the halls in Gainesville.
|100-95||All-Pro||Early Round One|
|94.99-90||Pro Bowler||Mid Round One|
|89.99-85||Day One Starter||Late Round One|
|84.99-80||Potential Starter/Early Contributor||Round Two|
|79.99-75||Potential Starter/Early Contributor||Round Three|
|74.99-70||Spot Starter/Special Teams Day One||Round Four|
|69.99-65||Backup/Special Teams||Round Five|
|59.99-55||Backup/Special Teams||Round Six|
|59.99-55||Potential Backup||Round Seven|
Strengths: Excellent playmaker in the open field. Pairs an explosive burst with great vision in the open field. Able to blow past defenders and run through and over defenders. Surprisingly physical for someone his size. Runs much closer to a Derrick Henry than a Tyreek Hill. Is a good runner between the tackles. Stays patient waiting for blocks to develop. Route running shows a real explosion in and out of breaks. Incredibly versatile in usage, having taken numerous snaps at running back outside and in the slot. Can run a full route tree including nuances at the top of the stem. Tracks the ball really well and adjusts accordingly. Is a very willing blocker
Weaknesses: Injuries are a major concern for Toney. Multiple missed games in both 2017 and 2019. Footwork can be a little clunky out of breaks and in the open field. Sometimes his processing is faster than his feet will allow. Route running needs a little bit of smoothing out. Needs to work on dropping his hips and not rounding off his routes. Surprisingly inconsistent in getting separation in man coverage compared to what you would expect. DIdn’t experience press man often at Florida. WIll need to strengthen his releases at the next level.
|Grade||87.5/100 Late First Round|
A true human joystick, Kadarius Toney is the definition of a weapon. His best ability to succeed at the next level will be utilized as a true weapon similar to fellow Florida alumnus Percy Harvin. Handoffs out of the backfield, jet sweeps, screens and crossing routes are the best ways to use him. Toney is also a dynamite return man. If he can stay healthy and be put in the right situation, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him dominate in the NFL for years.