Joe Schoen drafted a gadget receiver on Friday evening with a skill set related to Kadarius Toney’s.
Then the to start with-yr GM bristled at inquiries about potentially buying and selling his second-year wideout, whilst declining to near the door wholly on a deal.
Schoen traded again 2 times in the NFL Draft’s 2nd round from choose No. 36 to 38 to 43. That matched the Giants’ two full trade backs in the previous 14 several years combined.
At 43, Schoen then picked Kentucky receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, a 5-8, 178-pound gadget player, slot receiver, return person and managing again who transferred from Nebraska.
“[I’m] hard, elusive, interesting, just a playmaker,” Robinson, 21, claimed on a conference phone from Lexington, Ky. “I like becoming a man that can do all the items on the field equally very well. So the protection doesn’t know what I’m gonna do when I’m in the recreation.”
Afterwards, Schoen then was exasperated by inquiries about whether he is continuing to request a trade of Toney.
To start with Schoen was asked what Robinson’s addition meant for Toney, supplied their related profiles.
“You fellas saw Kadarius,” he explained. “We’ll take as many guys like that as we can on the field.”
Then the GM was asked if he’d shut the doorway on trying to trade Toney. The Daily Information documented past week that the Giants were being calling teams wanting to trade him.
“We’re not purchasing Kadarius Toney,” Schoen stated.
Schoen then was questioned: So you’re not going to trade him? And he declined to totally shut the doorway.
“Reflect on what I just stated,” the GM stated.
This is all a video game of semantics, and Schoen seemed delicate to the Toney queries.
In the meantime, it wasn’t instantly obvious if the Giants experienced traded way too significantly back. Schoen traded back with the Jets and the Falcons, sliding from No. 36 to 43, and obtained additional fourth (114) and fifth (146) round picks in the process.
Even though Schoen waited at decide on 43, the Minnesota Vikings jumped more than the corner-needy Giants to 42 with the Colts and picked Clemson corner Andrew Booth Jr.
The Giants also drafted Robinson substantially better than he was anticipated to go. A single scout informed the Information that Robinson is “fast” (4.44 40-lawn sprint) but that he considers him a “day 3 male.”
Robinson also was graded as a fourth rounder by Pro Soccer Aim and a third or fourth-rounder by The Athletic, which also reviews that Robinson has more job drops (11) than getting touchdowns (10).
Robinson experienced 104 catches for 1,334 yards and seven TDs past time, nevertheless. And his addition continues a theme of pace on offense for Schoen and new mentor Brian Daboll.
That involves the absolutely free agent signings of working back again Matt Breida and receiver/return guy Richie James Jr.
Even if Schoen achieved for Robinson, at the very least he picked up some extra draft picks when he did it.
The Giants franchise did not make a single trade again in an NFL Draft from 2007 through 2020.
Ex-GM Dave Gettleman – who experienced never ever traded back in eight prior drafts for the Panthers and Giants – lastly traded again in very last year’s first and second rounds.
Schoen’s two trades boosted the Giants’ complete 2022 draft picks from 9 to 11 for this rebuild.
Schoen first traded pick 36 to the Jets for 38 and 146 in the fifth round. That offers the Giants again-to-back again picks at 146 and 147 in the fifth spherical.
Then he traded back from 38 to 43 and grabbed select 114 from Atlanta in the fourth spherical.
Daboll built confident to announce that “Kadarius had a fantastic week” in the Giants’ voluntary offseason plan all through his initial in-person 7 days soon after demonstrating up Monday.
“Jumped appropriate in and chugging alongside,” the coach reported.
But it continues to be to be viewed what even more business enterprise Schoen conducts this weekend and this offseason, and no matter if Toney could element into a trade following all.