To the surprise of many, the New York Giants have decided to shop former first-round pick Kadarius Toney. The 23-year-old showed flashes of real playmaking ability for the Giants last season, leaving some to question the reason behind New York's sudden change of heart on the young receiver.
According to Dan Schneier, it may have more to do with his injury history more than anything else.
"If the Giants trade Kadarius Toney it will be b/c of the injury profile more than anything," Schneier tweeted. "[Joe] Schoen has made mention of dependability often including this week. I’ve heard multiple teams had him off their draft board (due to injury profile) so I wouldn’t expect a 1st in return."
"The only teams we know for sure had a 1 on him were the Giants and Urban Meyer who is now out of NFL," Schneier followed-up. "Injured for most of his Florida career and rookie season didn’t dispel that profile. One year of rookie deal burned. If the move is made, I’m expecting one Day 2 pick at best."
Toney appeared in 10 games for the Giants last season, making four starts. Over that span, Toney brought in 39 catches for 420 yards.
Coming out of Florida, Toney was seen as a nice slot talent with very good run-after-catch ability. His injuries were certainly a concern during the draft process. But, that didn't stop him from grading out as a Round 1-2 talent.
The Giants are beginning a new era under their new regime; and as it stands, Kadarius Toney doesn't appear to be a part of their vision.