Everything You Need to Know About Giants’ No. 1 Pick Kadarius Toney
By Ed Valentine, Big Blue View
Kadarius Toney was recruited to Florida as a quarterback with a rocket arm and play-making wheels that made him a dual threat. He could throw the ball 70 yards in the air; some reports have suggested 80.
Toney even skipped his high school prom to enroll in Florida’s Spring Quarterback School under then-coach Jim McElwain. He electrified Gator Nation with an improvised touchdown pass and a game-high 74 yards rushing in Florida’s spring intra-squad game.
David Morris runs QB Country, which is based in Mobile, Ala. If you remember the name, it’s because Morris trains New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones during the offseason. He was a college teammate of Eli Manning, and worked at times with Manning during his Giants career.
Morris trained Toney for a couple of years while Toney was quarterbacking the team at Blount High School, and told Big Blue View he was a “darn good one.”
Morris thinks that perhaps Toney could have ended up as Justin Fields, or Jaycee Horn had the Gators wanted that from him.
“Kadarius was the best dual threat quarterback to ever come through Mobile. I honestly think he’s talented enough he’s just one of those guys that could have been drafted … Let’s just say at Florida they put him at cornerback or quarterback; he’s so talented that he could get drafted at multiple positions,” Morris said. “He’s a freak of an athlete.”