NY Giants’ Kadarius Toney turning heads at minicamp, including Daniel Jones’

New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney (Image via The Record)
New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney (Image via The Record) /

NY Giants rookie Kadarius Toney aims to build on a strong minicamp and develop into a game-altering weapon in Daniel Jones’ arsenal

Kadarius Toney’s athleticism was evident throughout mandatory minicamp, and by all accounts he had his most impressive showing during the NY Giants’ final minicamp practice of the spring.

Whether it was showing explosiveness on punt returns, or flashing his arm making throws returning the ball to support staff 50 yards downfield, Toney showed glimpses of why the NY Giants chose him No. 20 in the NFL Draft.

NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones certainly took notice.

"“I think he brings a lot to the table and what he can do,” Jones said this week. “He’s a real twitchy and explosive athlete, and we will continue to work and get to know one another and help him understand what we’re doing on offense as he’s learning and continue to work with him.”"

It seems as though the NY Giants will likely bring Toney along slowly, but his versatility to line up outside or in the slot, and his plus-athleticism will certainly help get him on the field.

“He’s getting better every day,” NY Giants coach Joe Judge said Thursday. “One thing we are trying to build in is position flexibility with him and he’s handling that well right now from a mental standpoint. Like all of our players, the more we get them on the field, football movements and the conditioning improves, the better he will play. He did enough stuff yesterday that we can build on.

In three seasons at Florida, Toney caught 120 passes for 1,590 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Toney is just part of the investment the NY Giants made at the wide receiver position this offseason, to bolster Jones’ supporting cast, hoping to facilitate him taking significant strides in his development.

As Jones and Toney continue to get in reps together this summer, especially during training camp and the preseason, the potential is there for the NY Giants rookie to be a legitimate weapon in the offense, when he ultimately cracks the starting lineup.

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