Toilolo is a monster of a pass-catcher, measuring in at 6'8 and 260 pounds, whose combination of size, decent speed (4.79 40-yard dash) and reliable hands make him an intriguing prospect to groom behind starter Tony Gonzalez in 2013.
Many consider Toilolo to be something of a project. Though he was a featured weapon in the Cardinal's offensive attack, he also played second fiddle to Zach Ertz for most of the season.
Even so, his college production was still solid:
#LevineToilolo posted 50 receptions, 763 yards, 15.3 ypc, & 10 TDs in 31 career games at Stanford— Matt Haley (@FalconsMHaley) April 27, 2013
Toilolo is also a strong blocker with a great NFL frame on him, as well as a possession receiver whose route-running and technique should continue to improve with the right coaching and tutorship.
He doesn't even have to be thrust into battle right away: Atlanta can stick him at No. 2 and let him learn from the GOAT Gonzalez as a rookie.
Bottom line: the Falcons get an athletic marvel with big-time potential, and one that comes from a Stanford program known for producing NFL-quality tight ends. Excellent pick at the end of the fourth round, in my opinion.
What say you? Do you Toi-LOVE Atlanta's latest selection?