Once Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd declared for the NFL Draft, there have been plenty of different opinions on where Boyd would be drafted.
What you have come up with is Boyd could go anywhere from the middle of the first round, all the way down to the third round.
His performance to date at the NFL Combine certainly hasn’t done Boyd any favors when it comes to his draft stock.
Boyd ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds at the Combine, adding a 34-inch vertical, 119-inch broad jump, 6.90-second three-cone drill and 4.35-second 20-yard shuttle.
In the 40-yard dash, Boyd ranked No. 24 out of the 37 receivers participating.
Although after watching Boyd play at Pitt, most of his traits won’t show up in individual workouts. He is a football player, not a track star, and Boyd can make plays in between the lines.
The one area to back that up is when Boyd took the field with other quarterbacks and receivers. Scouts did rave about his hands as Boyd caught pretty much everything thrown to him.
Draft Insider Tony Pauline noted that, despite his disappointing performance, Boyd helped his draft stock by putting “on a clinic” catching the ball.
Boyd will still have some work to do prior to the draft, but he is still in real good shape to be a very high draft pick come April.
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