Remember the point we made earlier on Monday, regarding some executives failing to give Teddy Bridgewater a first-round grade? Basically information being disseminated should be held with some reservation and suspicion -- you don't know if what you're hearing is intended for specific ears (aka, downplaying a player to grab him yourself).
Tony Pauline with DraftInsider.net tweets that one scout has labeled Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd as undraftable.
Packers scout "based on what I'm seeing Tahj Boyd is not draftable"— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) January 20, 2014
CBS Sports gives Boyd a fifth-round grade while ESPN ranks him 12th among all quarterbacks entering the 2014 NFL draft. ESPN gave Boyd a grade of 58 -- for a comparative measure, ESPN listed Andy Dalton with a grade of 86 in 2011. Keep in mind that those grades are usually adjusted based on college all-star games, the NFL Combine and Pro Days. A portion of their early scouting report reads (In$ider):
Rarely gets to third option in progressions. Part of problem is doesn't see whole field from within the pocket. Misses backs in the flat and receivers outside hashes. Too quick to tuck and run. Freelancer and tries to make too much happen. Puts too much faith in arm strength and throws into traffic. Still learning to read coverage and not always on same page with receivers on option routes.
Things usually change (dramatically) in the four-plus months until the NFL draft. Boyd will play this weekend in the 2014 Senior Bowl.