Giants select Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney with 20th pick

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After their first trade back in the draft under general manager Dave Gettleman, the New York Giants selected Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney with the 20th overall pick in the NFL Draft.

The Philadelphia Eagles had traded up earlier in the round to jump ahead of the Giants to select Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith. With Smith off the board, that’s when the Giants traded down to the 20th spot and found a receiver to add to their group with that selection instead.

Toney lined up in multiple positions in Florida’s offense, from split out alignments, the slot and in the backfield. He was only a one-year starter for Florida but had 70 receptions for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns last season for the Gators.

Toney will come in as a complement to free agent addition Kenny Golladay and veterans Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, John Ross and Dante Pettis.

8 responses to “Giants select Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney with 20th pick

  1. If Daniel Jones doesn’t make major progress this year then he is just not the answer

  2. Two types of QB’S……
    1. QB needs weapons for him to succeed & be better
    2. QB turns players into weapons & makes those around him better

    Jones is just not happening for the NYG.

  3. Enjoy him Giants fans. As a Gator fan he always was amongst the players that always seemed to find the ball in big 3rd down or late game gotta have it situations. Always instilled confidence when you saw the ball headed his way. Great slot guy, or general weapon. You’re going to like him on your team for years.

  4. I’m not feeling the value, here. With Rashod Bateman still on the board it seems like we took Devonta Smith-Lite as a consolation. The Giants, as usual see the board different from everyone else. The D options were also there.

  5. Good player but Gettleman got caught watching paint dry with Philly stealing Smith. For probably less than the 3 that Philly gave up, they could’ve flipped spots with Dallas. The 1 next year ain’t cheese, but still, they wanted Smith.

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