Consensus building ahead of the NFL Draft isn’t an exact science. And when discussing prospect fits for teams choosing in the 20s, it’s that much harder. But when it comes to the Chicago Bears, there is a growing consensus surrounding one dynamic prospect.
And you can see why:
Kadarius Toney will shake you so badly, you’ll grab his face mask, and he’ll still get open pic.twitter.com/0o6FlFUqwL
— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) February 27, 2021
How many of these does Kadarius Toney have per game? ⚡️ Poor No. 5… pic.twitter.com/S9tY4j2ri2
— Kyle Crabbs (@GrindingTheTape) February 24, 2021
As you can see, Florida’s Kadarius Toney has raw speed, quick-twitch athleticism, and drool-worthy play-making ability. Imagining that guy in space torturing defensive backs in Detroit, Minnesota, and Green Bay is the stuff I dream of during football season.
So to find it in a draft prospect often mocked to the Bears has me feeling butterflies. As does seeing Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN), Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network), Kevin Fishbain (The Athletic), and Charley Casserly (NFL.com) among the chorus of voices mocking Toney to the Bears. Because getting a consensus is cool. But getting one with that type of playmaker is a true joy.
Toney is a whole ton of fun. The Florida wide receiver racked up 1,145 scrimmage yards and scored 11 touchdowns in 11 games last season. Toney collecting 70 passes for 984 yards and 10 scores, then adding 10 rush attempts for 161 yards and a score shows a glimpse of what he could be at the next level. And I’d love it if he got to show it while with the Bears.