New Orleans drafts Badgers WR Nick Toon
Former Wisconsin Badgers wideout Nick Toon will get the chance to catch passes from former Big Ten quarterback Drew Brees.
Brees, who played at Purdue, has become one of the best quarterbacks in the league which bodes well for the future of Toon.
Toon’s father, Al Toon, was drafted No. 10 by the New York Jets in the 1985 draft.
Nick Toon, who is 6-feet-2-inches tall and 215 pounds, was drafted at pick No. 122 in the fourth round.
Last season, the younger Toon led the Badgers in receiving with 64 catches for 926 yards and 10 touchdowns.
According to NFL.com’s analysis, Toon understands how to run strong routes and can use his size to make a play on the ball and move the chains. Critics said he lacks speed and has a tough time separating from cornerbacks.
Toon comes to a Saints team that lost one of their top receivers when Robert Meachem left for San Diego in free agency.
Toon is the fourth Badger to be drafted in the 2012 NFL draft. Keven Zeitler was drafted in the first round. Peter Konz was drafted in the second round. Russell Wilson was drafted in the third round.