ALL
QB
RB
WR
TE
RB  JAX
Rush Att
172
Rush Yds
745
Rush TD
4
Rush Avg
4.3
Rec
55
Rec Yds
441
Rec TD
2
Rec Avg
8.0
Taken with the 25th overall pick in last year's draft out of Clemson, Etienne was expected to re-unite with Trevor Lawrence and form the heart of the Jaguars' dynamic new offense. The first hint things were about to go wildly off-script for Jacksonville in 2021 came when the running back suffered a foot injury in the second preseason game and was subsequently lost for the season after Lisfranc surgery. Before he got hurt, Etienne looked like the complete package, combining elite speed with plus elusiveness and vision and strong receiving skills, earning him Alvin Kamara comps. The track record for players returning from Lisfranc injuries has been spotty, but Etienne was reported to be ahead of schedule in his rehab in March, a good sign for his ability to make a full recovery. James Robinson also remains on the roster, but he's recovering from a season-ending Achilles tear of his own and may not be able to get back onto the field until training camp. New head coach Doug Pederson should bring more than just stability to the team, as his scheme has consistently produced offenses that ranked in the top 10 in the league in rushing yards. Add in some progress from Lawrence, and Etienne could be in position for a big, if belated, first NFL season even if he's splitting touches with Robinson.
RB  CHI
Rush Att
132
Rush Yds
570
Rush TD
4
Rush Avg
4.3
Rec
20
Rec Yds
153
Rec TD
0
Rec Avg
7.7
WR  NYG
Rec
67
Rec Yds
766
Rec TD
4
Rec Avg
11.4
Rush Att
18
Rush Yds
93
Rush TD
1
Rush Avg
5.2
The book on Toney coming out of college read all-athleticism, no-polish -- understandable, considering he had nearly as many carries as catches through his first three seasons at Florida before breaking out in 2020. The Giants took him 20th overall last year, and while it's hard to call his injury-plagued rookie season a success, Toney never looked overwhelmed and put up 189 yards against Dallas in Week 5. He played just five more games after that, hampered by two stints on the COVID list and injuries to his quad, thigh, hamstring, ankle, thumb and shoulder. The Giants still have QB Daniel Jones, a potential limiting factor, but they did ditch the old coaching staff for a new group headed by former Bills OC Brian Daboll. There's an opening here for a Year 2 leap, as Toney's versatility could prove an asset for a receiving corps that's otherwise fairly specialized (Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, Wan'Dale Robinson, Darius Slayton). Toney is the fastest of the bunch, with 4.39 speed, but he'll be a bit behind the others this summer after having arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason. He should be ready for training camp, after sitting out OTAs and minicamp in the spring.
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