4 players Washington Football Team should’ve drafted over Jamin Davis
By Jerry Trotta
3. Kadarius Toney
Admit it. There’s some of you out there that are having second thoughts about the decision to draft Dyami Brown. Yes, this piece is centered around Davis, but it’s noteworthy that Brown, a third-round pick, has contributed nothing as a rookie. In six games, he has eight catches for 81 yards.
Outside of Terry McLaurin, wide receiver has been a disaster for Washington. Curtis Samuel has been hampered by a groin injury. Adam Humphries’ production has been sporadic. It’s so bad that DeAndre Carter, a player with minimal experience at the position, has logged more than 50 receiving yards in two of the last four games.
You know who would really serve as the sidekick McLaurin deserves? Kadarius Toney, who was taken No. 20 overall by the Giants, one pick after Davis.
A lot of folks thought New York reached for Toney. The Florida product had character concerns and most teams didn’t want to take on that burden. Well, through seven games, Toney looks to have already nipped those issues in the bud, albeit after he punched Damontae Kazee in Week 5 vs the Cowboys.
The former Gator has battled through injuries in Year 1, so his stat line (27 catches for 343 yards) is nothing to write home about. However, all you need is the eye test to realize he’s going to be a superstar in this league.
We’d go as far as to say that Toney is already one of the best receivers in the NFL with the ball in his hands after the catch. He’s the definition of a playmaker and he’d look a lot better in the Burgundy and Gold than blue and white.