The New York Giants have cast a wide net in their search for wide receiver depth. One of the players caught in that net is Kadron Boone, a teammate of Odell Beckham Jr. at LSU who has spent the last two seasons bouncing from team to team while trying to prove he belongs in the NFL.
Could Boone finally stick with the Giants? Let's take a closer look at the 24-year-old as we continue to profile the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
2015 Season in Review
Boone spent last season on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad. After completing his career at LSU he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2014, but was cut during the preseason. He did a brief stint during the 2015 on the practice squad of the St. Louis Rams.
2016 Season Outlook
Boone caught only 44 passes during four seasons at LSU, with just seven coming in his senior season. He caught 26 as a junior. Here is a part of a 2014 NFL Draft scouting report from Tony Pauline of Draft Insider:
"Consistent receiver who does the little things well. Displays good focus, timing, and eye-hand coordination. Sells routes, works to separate from opponents, and effectively makes catches in stride. ... Lacks vertical speed and not a downfield threat. Comes with a small body of work ... a consistent receiver but struggled to see playing time due to the talent at wide receiver at LSU. He possesses the innate skill to play at the next level."
Boone, 6-foot, 193 pounds, has a potential ally in Giants wide receiver coach Alex Henry, who was his position coach with LSU. Still, with 13 receivers currently on the 90-man roster with Beckham, Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz and Dwayne Harris all guaranteed spots if healthy. That leaves nine players competing for probably two spots and makes Boone a long shot to stick with the Giants.