Photo of Nick Toon
Drafted By: Saints

Combine Results

Grade
77.0 ?
  • 4.54 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.5 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Toon is a big, athletic receiver with solid ball skills. His size makes him an ideal target over the middle and he could fill the role of the departed Robert Meachem in the Saints' open formations.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 215LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Size is the name of Toon's game. The son of former New York Jets star Al Toon, Nick stands at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, and plays to that size. Toon might not run past many NFL defensive backs, but his overall awareness at the position, understanding of how to play to his strengths and effectiveness in the run game make him a solid prospect. He should be an NFL mainstay after being selected somewhere in the second round.

Analysis

Strengths

Toon understands how to run strong routes, using his size to make a play on the ball and move the chains. Not only is he an excellent mid-range receiver, he also has shown the ability to gain position on defenders downfield and make deep ball plays. He is willing and definitely strong enough to be involved as a blocker in the run game. He is a red-zone threat at the next level and a go-to receiver on intermediate routes to pick up the first down.

Weaknesses

Toon is not the fastest receiver prospect, and it can show when he attempts to stretch the field. He has a tough time separating at his size and explosion. Ankle mobility is a small concern, as he occasionally labors at the top of routes.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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