This is a 2022 photo of Shaka Toney of the Washington Commanders NFL football team. This image reflects the Washington Commanders active roster as of Tuesday, June 14, 2022 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Shaka Toney



Experience: 2 years

Height: 6-2

Age: 25

Weight: 238 lbs

College: Penn State


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The Washington Football Team needed some depth behind its standout pass-rushing combo of Chase Young and Montez Sweat, and it addressed that position with back-to-back picks in the second round, the second of whom was Penn State's Shaka Toney.

"Toney needs to improve his countering skills and play with better power behind his rush, but he understands leverage and plays with NFL-level quickness and effort," The Athletic's Dane Brugler wrote in his draft profile. "He projects as a speed-reliant subpackage rusher in the NFL.

Toney (6-foot-2, 242 pounds) was a two-time All-Big Ten selection and a team captain who finished his career with 115 tackles (29.5 for loss), 20.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and four passes defensed. He was as consistent as he was productive and improved each season, making the all-freshman team in 2017, second-team all-conference in