Kadarius Toney selected in the first round of the NFL Draft
The second dynamic playmaker from Florida has been selected in the 2021 NFL Draft as Kadarius Toney has come off the board. Toney’s selection comes after Kyle Pitts was drafted near the very top of the draft.
Toney was selected No. 20 overall by the New York Giants.
Toney’s ascension into the first round comes after racking up 2,170 yards of total offense and 14 touchdowns for the Gators — he had 1,590 receiving yards and 580 rushing yards during his time in Gainesville.
In addition to his dominance at receiver and running back, Toney also contributed to Florida’s special teams as a kick returner (he had 28 total returns for 471 yards and a touchdown) and occasionally as a passer — he completed three of six passes for 82 yards and a touchdown during his college career.
According to Florida, Toney was one of only six SEC players with 11 total touchdowns in 2020 and just one of three FBS players with a rushing, receiving and punt return touchdown.
Now he’ll be taking his multifaceted skillset to the NFL doing damage all over the field at the game’s highest level.