NFL Draft: NY Giants Select Kadarius Toney | 3 Things to Know
The Giants are fielding their Most Talented Pass Catching Group in Years
For years, the NY Giants have seemed to do things the wrong way. They made costly mistakes that set them back to where they are now, fighting to fully remove themselves from the NFL’s cold and lonely basement.
Adding Toney to an already promising offense is an important sign the NY Giants are committed to winning. More importantly, they’re doing what so many other teams fail to do with young quarterbacks. They are giving Daniel Jones multiple options to throw to and there are solid weapons all over the field.
Sterling Shepard returns and with Kenny Golladay’s arrival, the trio of Shep, Golladay, and Toney is as good as it’s been since Odell Beckham Jr.’s Giants tenure ending in 2018. Add in a deep threat with Darius Slayton and solid depth players in Dante Pettis and John Ross behind them who can both stretch the field, it’s the deepest all-around unit the Giants can throw the ball to in a long time.
Along with Kyle Rudolph, Evan Engram, and Kaden Smith, this team has the chance to field a formidable offense. Add in a healthy Saquon catching passes out of the backfield, Jones now has no excuses for nobody to throw to anymore.
It was difficult for Jones his first two seasons with no clear-cut 1A receiver.
He made the best out of it in 2019, but he and his receivers struggled together in 2020. Now, Jones has a legit WR1 in Golladay, Sterling Shepard is returning to his natural slot position and is better suited as the WR2, Darius Slayton is a nice WR3, and a 1st round receiver in Toney that can push this group over the top.
Toney’s impact on the offense can have a serious domino effect. He is the highest selected receiver by the NY Giants since 2014. The expectations are sky high and New York will be counting on him to help fix a once-broken offense.