New York Giants' Top 10 Draft Successes: No. 7 ... Amani Toomer

The next player in our countdown of the top 10 New York Giants Draft Successes since the George Young era began in 1979 is Amani Toomer, the leading receiver in franchise history. Drafted in the second round in 1996, 34th overall, the elegant Amani finished his career with franchise records for receptions (668) and receiving yards (9,497).

Toomer should also provide a good lesson for all of us as the draft approaches, and as many of you have already written off players like Will Beatty and Clint Sintim -- high draft picks who have not found immediate full-time success.

Toomer caught one pass as a rookie, 16 in his second year and only 27 in his third season. It was not until his fourth year in the league that he blossomed, catching 79 balls. From his fourth year on, he caught at least 60 passes in six of the next seven seasons.

The lesson? Let's not be so fast to judge. Let's see some of these guys get full-time opportunities before we write them off.

Are You Smarter Than The Experts?
Correctly predict the first 32 picks of the 2011 NFL Draft and you’ll win $10,000,000!
BEST ROUND EVER IN PRIMETIME
Enter at
facebook.com/BudLight
Here We Go

Enjoy Responsibly ©2011 Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Bud Light® Beer, St. Louis, MO. ©2011 NFL Properties LLC. All NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. No Purchase Necessary. Contest open to U.S. residents (except CA) 21+. Contest begins 12AM CDT on 4/1 and ends 5:59:59PM CDT on 4/28. See Official Rules for complete details. Void where prohibited.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker