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Nick Toon

Nick Toon - #1 - WR

Height: 6-1 7/8
Weight: 215
Speed: 4.54
Arm: 32 1/2
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 77 1/4
Birthdate: 11/04/1988
Hometown: Middleton, WI
Grade: 5.35

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/07/2012 Wisconsin Pro Day 6-2 1/4 211 9 1/8 32 1/4 77 1/4 4.44 10'10" 39
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 7/8 215 9 32 1/2 77 1/4 4.51 18 37 1/2
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 1/2 213 9 1/4 31 3/4 77 1/2 4.50

 

Notes:

Father, Al, is UW’s career receiving leader and played eight years with the New York Jets (1985-92). Nick also competed in track as a Wisconsin prep. Redshirted in 2007. Played 12 games in ’08 and had 17 receptions for 257 yards (15.1-yard average) and a touchdown. Started 11-of-13 games in ’09, producing 54-805-4 (14.9). Sustained a concussion during ’10 spring practice. In the fall, started 7-of-9 games in which he played, catching 36-459-3 (12.8). Missed three September contests when nursing a turf toe injury and did not play against Iowa (thigh bruise). Was sidelined during ’11 spring practice while recovering from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Led the team in receiving in ’11, recording 64-926-10 (14.5) in 13 starts at wide receiver. Did not play against Indiana because of pain in his surgically repaired left foot. Did not participate at the Senior Bowl after breaking scar tissue in his foot during pre-draft training. Only one career fumble.

Positives:

Very good size — well-proportioned and well-defined. Smooth movement skills. Releases cleanly. Navigates zone coverage. Excellent balance, body control and concentration. Tracks and adjusts to throws. Dependable hands. Attacks the ball in the air and makes contested catches. Has a 371⁄2-inch vertical leap. Good field and boundary awareness. Strong and competitive after the catch. Physical blocker — works to position and sustain and will crack inside defenders. Polished and instinctive — appreciates the finer points of the position. Slot experience. Has NFL bloodlines.

Negatives:

Lacks elite, top-end speed to separate vertically. Does not sell his routes hard. Average initial quickness and suddenness — separates with craftiness, not twitch. Shows some tightness in his hips. Average agility and elusiveness after the catch. Durability is a concern and medical stability must be ascertained — has been hampered by injuries, including a recurring foot problem.

Summary:

More smooth than explosive, Toon is a tough, competitive, advanced possession receiver with smarts and natural receiving skills to produce first downs from multiple receiver spots. However, his draft standing is suppressed by durability questions. 


Nick Toon's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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