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A Name from the Past, Red Zone Threat for the Future? Jets Draft Spolight Nick Toon

By Alan Schechter

A return to the Toon family name for the Jets? Maybe. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

As mentioned in previous posts, the Jets are looking for a big fast wide receiver for 2012. The loss of Plaxico Burress, the shaky personality of Santonio Holmes, we don’t know what the production is going to be like. They need depth. Jets fans remember the great Al Toon. For those who don’t, check out our Ring of Honor Profile piece on Al Toon. Until his career was cut short due to injury, he was a wonderful threat for the Jets in the 1980s. Well his son is a wide receiver as well, and a pretty good one. Spotlight on, Nick Toon from the University of Wisconsin.

After a disappointing 2010 campaign, Toon came back to promise with a strong showing in 2011, notching 64 receptions for 926 yards and 10 TDs. As you will see in the video that will be upcoming, he is a big threat in the red zone.

You can read his full scouting report  on  Here are some highlights:

He weighs in at 6’2″ 215 pounds, a very similar build to his father Al Toon (6’4″ 205)

Pros: His size and physical play allow him to make catches in traffic.  He is adept at shielding defenders from the ball and making catches at the ball’s highest point.  He can adjust to the ball well.

Cons: He doesn’t always make a clean catch due to small hands.  He is an inconsistent route runner.

Take a look at the following highlight clips, and you be the judge:

He is a red zone threat, and personally I think he has very good hands from what I have seen. He is projecting as late second round, maybe early third. If he is available to the Jets, could there be a return of the “Tooooooonnnn” cheers at Jets’ games? Not a bad idea if you ask me.

What do you think of Nick Toon?  Will be available to the Jets, and should they take him?  Please sound off.

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