The New Orleans Saints selected Wisconsin wide receiver Nick Toon with pick #122 of the 2012 NFL Draft and should be a great addition to the wide receiver corp.
Toon also has football in his blood because his father is former New York Jets wide receiver Al Toon. Nick has stated that his father was a big influence on him.
Toon in his college career at Wisconsin had 171 catches for 2,447 yards and 18 touchdowns. He is also a physical receiver and is known to win a one-on-one match-up with defensive backs.
He posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.43 seconds at his Pro Day. Toon benched 225 pounds 18 times at the NFL Combine and had a vertical leap of 39 inches at this Pro Day as well.
Saints head coach Sean Payton actually visited with Toon before the draft and grilled him about film study. Toon said that the meeting went very well and Payton liked his height.
Toon has been compared to Saints wide receiver Marques Colston with his 6’3 frame and 215 pounds. No doubt Toon will have a good chance of competing for the number four receiver spot on the roster.