Saints Draft Picks 2012: WR Nick Toon Will Excel with Drew Brees

Justin WeltonAnalyst IIApril 28, 2012

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02:  Wide receiver Nick Toon #1 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs after a catch in the first half against the Oregon Ducks at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Drew Brees will spread the ball around to multiple wide receivers just about as well as any quarterback in the NFL.

He can turn average receivers into quality NFL performers.

Nick Toon, son of former New York Jets wide receiver Al, will benefit greatly from Brees. Toon had a great opportunity to shine in the NFL regardless, but the transition into the league with Brees will make him excel early on in his career.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02:  Wide receiver Nick Toon #1 of the Wisconsin Badgers catches an 18-yard touchdown against Ifo Ekpre-Olomu #14 of the Oregon Ducks in the third quarter at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California.  (Phot
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Brees passed for 5,476 yards and 46 touchdowns this past season. He spread the wealth to 13 different running backs, tight ends and receivers; six players had 40 or more receptions.

If a man is open whether it be in the flat, down the field or across the middle, Brees will find him and complete the pass.

Toon will be very productive out of the gates for New Orleans because of Brees.

He led the Badgers last season with 64 receptions for 926 yards and 10 touchdowns. Toon has good size at 6'2" and a solid overall skill set. Also, his four years of experience won't hurt either.

His experience, overall skill set and fit inside New Orleans system will provide quality production early in his career. Toon is the type of character that will build on his performance early and carry it throughout his career.

Toon couldn't have landed inside a better system. The Saints spread the wealth just as well as any team in the NFL, Brees will always look for the open man and their system will utilize every positive aspect of Toon's game.

This was a perfect fit for the Saints.