NFL Draft 2021: Peter Schrager Makes Surprise Pick for Rookie That Will Make Immediate Impact Next Season

Published 04/29/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


The 2021 NFL Draft is just around the horizon. Several collegiate players who have impressed over the last few years will get their chance in the NFL this season. Just hours ahead of the draft, fans are excited to see the new crop of players that will enter the league with great aspirations.

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But which player will make an immediate impact from the word ‘go’? Well, Peter Schrager has made his pick, but it’s one that not many fans expected. The NFL analyst spoke on Good Morning Football and opened up on which player he thinks will make an immediate impact. He gave a surprising response when he named Kadarius Toney from the University of Florida.

Toney is a dynamic play-maker that will not be a top draft pick. Hence, he is likely to go to playoff contender where he will have a chance to fit into a solid starting lineup.

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“I’m going with Kadarius Toney, the Florida wide receiver, who does it all. He’s compared to Deebo Samuel. The way I look at it is, he’s not going to go in the top 14, he’s not going to go to a team that’s struggling. This guy is going to go to a playoff contender at the end of the first round. And if that is the case, they’re getting an absolute weapon. He will be utilized and will make an immediate impact, and will be on prime time every single week, or in a big game, especially if he’s going in the late 20s.” 

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Kadarius Toney – Breakout star from the NFL Draft?

Schrager added that if Toney goes to a solid contender like the Packers, the Saints, or the Ravens, he will get a shot at instant success. He is a dynamic presence in the offensive unit and can provide great speed. Schrager noted that people who watched footage of Kyle Pitts also found Toney very impressive. Hence, he feels Toney will be the breakout star of the 2021 NFL Draft.

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Can Kadarius Toney be the rookie to find instant success in the NFL next season? Or will someone else take that spot from him? It will all depend on where he gets drafted and how he fits into his new NFL team’s plans.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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