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Nick Toon is built like your typical physical wide, but he doesn’t always play the part like Michael Floyd and Justin Blackmon do. Toon, a wide receiver out of Wisconsin is a tough matchup one-on-one on the outside because of his size and strength.
The problem with Toon is that he commits the two cardinals sins that a big, physical receiver should never do. He doesn’t come back to the ball and doesn’t have great hands when a defender is around him.
He drops way too many passes over the middle when a defender is around him, but not necessarily making contact with him. He can improve on those areas over time, but he will be very inconsistent in his rookie season and won’t be the immediate impact player the Eagles or any team ready to contend should select in the first two or three rounds in the draft.
He also struggles with his run blocking as well. At times, he is an unwilling participant as a run blocker, and other times, he just doesn't keep his man away from the play enough.
If the Eagles are looking for a more physical receiver to help with some of their red-zone issues on offense, they either will have to spend their first-round pick on someone like Michael Floyd or sign a veteran receiver like Vincent Jackson. If DeSean Jackson is finally resigned to a long-term deal or at least given the franchise tag, then there is no chance that the Eagles draft any receiver in the first two rounds.
Either way, Nick Toon should be avoided altogether. Until he learns to be a more aggressive wide out when the ball is in the air and learn to complete the catch regardless of what the defense is doing, he will struggle at the next level where there is a plethora of talents wide outs.