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2016 NFL Draft Profile: Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt

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Boyd had a promising career at Pitt and looks to be drafted in rounds 2 or 3.

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Tyler Boyd finished his college career at Pitt as the all-time leader in receptions (254) and receiving yards (3,361) and did it in just three seasons, declaring for the NFL Draft following his junior year. A three-year starter, Boyd was named a first-team All-ACC wide receiver by the coaches and media in both 2014 and 2015. Boyd met with the Bengals at the NFL Combine and could be someone Cincinnati keeps an eye on if they opt to pass on a receiver in Round 1 of the Draft. Boyd averaged 24.4 yards on kickoff returns and 8.8 yards on punt returns, which could be an added bonus for the team who drafts him.

Height/Weight 6'1", 197 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.58

Bench Press: 11 reps

Vert jump: 34.0 inches

Broad jump: 119.0 inch

3 cone drill 3.90

20-yard shuttle 4.35 sec

NFL Comparison: Keenan Allen (NFL.com), Nelson Agholor (CBS Sports)

Projected round: 2

Strengths:

  • Strong work ethic and competitive
  • Makes contested and impressively flexible catches
  • Good body control and ability to move around in space
  • Experience with special teams work including returning
  • Has experience on the outside and in the slot
  • Solid route runner
  • Reads defenses well

Weaknesses:

  • Has some durability concerns due to his size
  • Lacks power to resist tackles
  • Arrested and charged with a DUI in June 2015
  • Needs work on run blocking