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Giants News: Kadarius Toney Off to Bad Start at Minicamp

Larry Rupp
New York Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney is off to a bad start at minicamp.
New York Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney is off to a bad start at minicamp. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

The New York Giants drafted wide receiver Kadarius Toney with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft in hopes of upgrading their passing attack for next season. However, it seems like the rookie pass-catcher is off to a bad start and is struggling to perform in Giants minicamp.

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According to The Athletic's Dan Duggan, Toney is working exclusively with the second-team offense so far. In fact, he has yet to get a single rep with starting quarterback Daniel Jones. While Toney's athleticism and agility is sticking out, he seems to be way behind in his early development.

Toney has had to leave practices early multiple times now because of cleat issues and lower leg injuries suffered by falling or slipping out on the field. This is surprising given how sure-handed and reliable the 22-year-old was during his final season with the Florida Gators last fall.

The dynamic playmaker broke out by hauling in 70 receptions for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also added 161 yards and a touchdowns on the ground as well. His ability to break tackles over the middle of the field should give him an opportunity to make an immediate impact for the Giants.

All things considered, this is not the update Giants fans wanted to hear about the team's first-round pick. Toney's improvement will be a storyline to watch throughout the summer as training camp now becomes much more important for him than it was originally expected to be.

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