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Giants Now: Kadarius predicted to make Year 2 leap

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Kadarius Toney flashed his potential during a two-week stretch last season.

In those two contests, Toney caught an impressive 16 catches for 267 yards, showcasing his impressive ability with the ball in his hands.'s Gregg Rosenthal chose a candidate from each team to make a leap in 2022, and for the Giants, Toney was the pick.

As Rosenthal writes, "Very few humans have the short-area explosion that Toney showed as a rookie. His stop-and-start ability often made NFL cornerbacks look unathletic. His routes weren't as unrefined as draft analysts feared and many of his best wins were on the outside, in contested-catch situations. He still would be better off moving around the formation and playing often in the slot, which should happen this year."

Toney has a chance to take a big step in his development this season in an offense created by Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.

The media recently asked Daboll what he's learned about Toney since being hired earlier this year, in which the head coach was highly complimentary of the second-year receiver.

"He's a good person. He cares about his teammates," head coach Brian Daboll told the media last week. "And we have good communication, him and I. He likes football. He likes music. I think he's a very loyal, a loyal guy. And you got to build trust with KT. And he had to build trust with me. Really no different than a lot of guys. Trust is probably one of the most important things in any relationship you can build. I've told you from day one, I've been very happy with KT, his approach, how he is as a person, first and foremost, because that's what matters to me. We've seen him in college. We evaluated him. He has a tremendous skillset. He's smart. We move him around quite a bit. He's a good young player that we're going to help develop anyway we can both on and off the field."

View the best photos of wide receiver Kadarius Toney's rookie season with the Giants.

Receivers shine on pass-heavy day at training camp

Tyrod Taylor first called the play in the huddle for the entire offense and then finished with a message for Darius Slayton.

"I said, 'Hey, you have the route that's going into the end zone right here,'" Taylor said. "'I'm going to give you a chance. You beat your guy, I'm going to give you a chance.'"

When Slayton crossed the goal line, cornerback Khalil Dorsey was standing directly in front of him. That didn't dissuade Taylor, who threw the ball to the left side of the end zone. Slayton made the most of the opportunity, leaping high to catch the ball right above Dorsey's helmet.

"Ty hinted he was going to give me a chance on that play," Slayton said. "Anytime a quarterback kind of hints they're going to give you a chance, you want to come through for them. Wherever it was, I was going to try to go get it. And I was able to go get it on that play."

The completion was one of several big plays turned in by Giants wide receivers in yesterday's practice. Coach Brian Daboll said the emphasis in the workout was third down and 10-plus yards, which made it a heavy passing day. And the wideouts, with help from the quarterbacks' pinpoint passing, had a notable outing.


Giants Fan Fest returns to Metlife Stadium

Free and open to the public, the Giants Fan Fest will feature a Blue & White intrasquad scrimmage, autographs by Giants Legends, and a fireworks show.

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