As the 2021 NFL Draft approaches at the end of April, there will be plenty of rumors about various prospects. That includes Florida Gators wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
Most mock drafts show Toney as a late first-round pick. That's quite a rise for a senior receiver who had just 606 receiving yards his first three seasons in Gainesville while playing behind great depth at the position. But the speedster had a breakout senior season in the Gators' prolific offense, catching 70 passes for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns.
So which teams are interested in adding Toney's skill set to their roster? Here are three teams who could draft the dynamic receiver.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 25)
Toney aligns well with the new modern player who can fulfill many roles. He's a weapon beyond just running routes and catching passes as a wide receiver. With former Florida coach Urban Meyer now tackling the pros as the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach, he'll look to add some receivers to assist likely No. 1 overall pick, QB Trevor Lawrence. The Jaguars landed WR Marvin Jones in free agency, and already have receiver DJ Chark Jr. If he's available, the Jaguars could add a player with great versatility and explosiveness to the offense at No. 25.
2. New York Jets (No. 23)
The Jets have many holes to fill, and wide receiver is one of them. New York has two first-round picks and could consider Toney at No. 23. Only Jamison Crowder eclipsed 40 catches last season for the Jets, and he finished with 59 for 699 yards and 6 touchdowns. Toney possesses terrific short-area quickness, and he separates from defenders out of routes. He's a a versatile weapon who would complement Crowder and Denzel Mims quite nicely. Likely drafting a QB at No. 2, adding Toney could really help the young passer's development.
1. Miami Dolphins (No. 18)
The Miami Dolphins have DeVante Parker and Will Fuller, but it doesn't sound like they're done adding talent at pass-catcher. If Miami chooses to address the O-Line instead of adding a receiver at No. 6, Toney could be in play at No. 18. He immediately gets to full speed and makes defenders miss in the open field. Toney's an explosive option who showed his wide level of skills his senior season when paired with Kyle Trask at QB. Dolphins second-year QB Tua Tagovailoa showed what he can do at Alabama when working with multi-talented receivers, and Toney could take this group to the next level.
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