Packers: Kadarius Toney can be missing piece in Matt LaFleur’s offense

Kadarius Toney - Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
Kadarius Toney - Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

Kadarius Toney can be the missing piece for the Green Bay Packers‘ offense.

The Packers offense could do just about anything it wanted in 2020. The group ranked No. 1 in the league for scoring and were well balanced.

Aaron Jones rushed for over 1,000 yards and had good support from Jamaal Williams and rookie AJ Dillon. Through the air, Aaron Rodgers landed his third NFL MVP award while Davante Adams set single-season franchise records as he dominated defenses every week.

Green Bay has an explosive rushing attack and a dominant wide receiver. The offense also has a good deep threat in Marquez Valdes-Scantling and some talented possession receivers.

There is one area they could look to improve, and that’s finding a receiver who can play the Deebo Samuel role.

We’ve seen Matt LaFleur get creative with Tyler Ervin, using him on end-arounds, out of the backfield, and in the slot. With an explosive player who can line up anywhere and make big plays with the ball in his hands, LaFleur will find creative ways to find mismatches.

That’s where Toney can help. One of the most exciting offensive players in the class, Toney is electric with the ball in his hands, dominant after the catch (YAC), and tough to stop once he’s in the open field.

According to Pro Football Focus, Toney ranks in the 90th percentile for YAC per reception, as well as forced missed tackles per reception.

With defenses already having to worry about Adams getting wide open, Jones breaking out a big run, MVS burning them deep, and Robert Tonyan making plays in the middle of the field, imagine now having to stop Toney making defenders miss in the open field.

Whether lined up in the backfield, out wide, or in the slot. Whether taking handoffs on jet sweeps, catching screen passes, or making plays downfield, Toney can do everything and anything in LaFleur’s offense.

If Toney is there at No. 29, he could be the missing piece for the Packers’ offense.