As we get closer and closer to the 2012 NFL Draft I am trying to use the Prospect Profiles series to touch on players the New York Giants have had in for visits, or who have been somehow connected to the team recently.
One such player is Idaho outside linebacker Korey Toomer, whom the team reportedly had in for an official visit recently. I know little about Toomer, but the reports that I was able to find make him seem like an up-and-coming developmental type of player general manager Jerry Reese might be willing to take a late-round gamble on.
Positives: Athletic linebacker with tremendous upside. Fluid and smooth moving in every direction of the field, quickly changes direction and covers a lot of area. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and displays the ability to get through blocks and make plays up the field. Remains disciplined with assignments, recognizes coverage responsibilities and can run downfield with tight ends. Solid open-field tackler who effectively makes plays in space.
Negatives: Displays hesitation in his game and is late to react. Seems to do more chasing at times rather than playmaking.
Analysis: Toomer is a prospect whose game is on the rise, but he's a late-boomer who?s transitioning his natural athleticism onto the football field. He possesses the size and skill to play on a strong side for a variety of defensive schemes and is a terrific developmental prospect.
Here is some information from Gil Brandt of NFL.com, taken after Toomer was impressive at the Idaho pro day.
"Toomer (6-2 1/4, 234) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 and 4.55 seconds. Toomer recorded a 42-inch vertical, a 10-foot-10 broad jump, a 4.00-second short shuttle and a 6.87-second three-cone. He also threw the bar up 20 times. Toomer looked very good in his position drills, which were run indoors on brand-new FieldTurf.
Other than those reports, information on Toomer seems tough to come by. Could be the kind of late-round gem Jerry Reese likes. We'll see.
Korey Toomer Profile
40 time: 4.48
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