New York Giants: Top 10 Second Round Draft Picks of All-Time
By Neal Lynch
4. Amani Toomer – WR, Michigan Wolverines (1996, #34)
Approximate Value: 85 (10th in team history)
Average Approximate Value Per Season: 7
The Giants selected Michigan wide receiver Amani Toomer with the 34th overall pick in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft, one pick ahead of Purdue fullback Mike Alstott to Tampa. Over Toomer’s 13 year career, Amani played in 190 games, starting 141. His first three seasons were primarily spent as a kick and punt returner with a league leading 16.6 yards per return his rookie season.
Toomer became a primary receiving target in 1999 and responded with five consecutive seasons with 1,000 receiving yards. He went on to become the all-time franchise leader in receptions (668), receiving yards (9,497), and receiving touchdowns (54). His 58 total touchdowns is fourth most all-time, his 348 total points scored place him 10th on the all-time list, and his three punt return touchdowns are third best.
Toomer’s 1,343 receiving yards in 2002 was third best in franchise history while his 83.9 receiving yards per game that season places him 7th all-time among Giants.
Receiving Yards: 1999 – 1183 (10th in NFL), 2002 – 1343 (3rd in NFL)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2002 – 8 (9th in NFL)
Yards per Reception: 2002 – 16.4 (7th in NFL), 2003 – 16.8 (5th in NFL)
Receiving Yards per Game: 2002 – 83.9 (4th in NFL)
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