The New York Giants selected Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney with the 20th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.
To get there, general manager Dave Gettleman traded away the team’s 11th pick to the Chicago Bears in exchange for the Bears first-round picks this year and next year along with a fifth-rounder this year and a fourth-rounder next year.
It’s the first time in Gettleman’s career he has traded down.
What social media had to say about the Toney pick
Fan and media reaction seemed to be split over whether the pick was the right one for the Giants.
Great move by Giants. Big fan. Next year’s draft picks are like gold right now. Super valuable. Projected strong draft. More info on prospects. Significant assets in return. One exec just told me he thought it was a fleecing ... by the Giants!— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 30, 2021
Giants grabbing all the Bears picks. pic.twitter.com/gAtfrr5KSo— Yahoo Fantasy Sports (@YahooFantasy) April 30, 2021
Wow. This is an interesting pick by the @Giants Kadarius Toney is a weapon. He has a little work to do with route running. But he is as dangerous as any player in the draft with the ball in his hands. He is electric.— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) April 30, 2021
Checking in on Giants fans pic.twitter.com/e4roDd1ktU— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) April 30, 2021
The Giants’ fans were confused as heck. He can play though guys. It’s ok relax, be happy.— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) April 30, 2021
If Engram can hold on to the ball, the Giants are going to have a LOT of weapons— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) April 30, 2021
Giants select Kadarius Toney, author of one of the nastiest plays of the college football season pic.twitter.com/F6PxsY7lFh— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 30, 2021
To @Giants fans— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) April 30, 2021
Toney is a faster Golden Tate #NFLDraft2021
I gotta say... I hate the Giants pick pic.twitter.com/FuflSwSn3A— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) April 30, 2021
The Giants wanted to get Daniel Jones more help. Florida WR Kadarius Toney it is. A wow pick!— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 30, 2021
The Giants might get killed for this. But they traded back and added a position of need. Could have gone pass rusher. Easily. But helping Jones in a year where it's make or break for him isn't bad. I don't mind it— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 30, 2021
KADARIUS TONEY— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 30, 2021
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Toney is another guy that can go to the house at any moment... Giants Nation you may not love him now but trust me you will grow to LOVE him— Giants Nation (@NYGiants_Talk) April 30, 2021
#Gators Kadarius Toney was projected as a seventh-round pick entering 2020, just made $7.3 million bonus as 20th pick in the NFL Draft by New York Giants.— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) April 30, 2021