Jags to meet with former Florida WR Kadarius Toney

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Tyler Nettuno
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After using most of its cap space to make value signings and address depth, Jacksonville has a lot more freedom with the 25th pick in the draft. It could go in several directions, including defensive line or secondary. However, one area that could be intriguing is receiver. This is a very deep class at the position, so it could be hard to justify using a first-round pick on one when there are so many quality options later on in the draft.

But with that being said, there aren’t many players in this class like Kadarius Toney. The former Florida player was occasionally called a “human joystick” during his time in Gainesville, and the name was apt. He has the agility to cut on a dime and shatter ankles in the process, he has the speed to burn even the best players in the secondary up the sideline, and he has the toughness to break out of what appear to be easy tackles despite his size.

There’s a reason some mock drafts show the team using pick No. 25 on Toney, and it seems that the Jaguars are at least considering making the selection. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the team will be meeting with Toney in the coming days.

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Though this is far from an indication the team intends to select Toney at 25th, it’s clear the Jags at least want to do their due diligence on a prospect from just about an hour and a half up the road. A more likely scenario could be the selection of TCU safety Trevon Moehrig (if available), but fans shouldn’t completely rule out Toney when considering Urban Meyer’s ties to Florida and their coach Dan Mullen.

If Jacksonville passes on Toney, it could still target a player like Rondale Moore, who many have compared to Toney, in the second round. Some analysts even believe Moore to be the superior prospect. One thing is clear, though. The Jaguars need to add more targets in the receiving game for quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and taking Toney 25th would solidify a young but extremely talented receiving corps.