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Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

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HT WT HANDS ARMS WING SPAN 40 TIME
6'1 197 9 3/4 32 -- 4.58
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Recruited by Todd Graham (Arizona State). Coached by Paul Chryst for two years. Last year was coached by Pat Narduzzi (Dantonio)>Saban
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Boyd was "the single most-heavily targeted receiver in college football" during the 2014 season and still managed over 10 yards per target that season. At the age of 20. Both figures surpass Amari Cooper's ridiculous campaign during the same season. Boyd then accounted for 30 percent of Pitt's total offensive yards in 2015, despite just receiving 16 percent of the touches. As Moore puts it, the defense knew Boyd was going to be the target but could not stop him. Boyd's game looked even better in 2015 when he moved into the slot.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

Post by RAIDERRED » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:22 pm

Boyd, a junior, leaves Pitt as the program’s all-time leading receiver with 254 catches for 3,361 yards despite playing with three different QB’s in three seasons. After back to back 1,000-yard seasons, he fell short of that mark in 2015, but recorded a career-best 91 catches and scored six times. He also showed his versatility on jet sweeps, in the screen game, and as a runner out of the backfield in addition to being a deep threat. Teams will have some size and durability concerns with Boyd, but he has excellent hands and could emerge as one of the top receivers taken, projecting primarily as a slot receiver at the next level.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

Post by 34yearsnow » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:33 pm

I'm afraid this guy is Devin Street II.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

Post by RAIDERRED » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:19 pm

Tyler Boyd has always been a Swiss army knife. In his days at Clairton High School in Pennsylvania, he played QB, WR, RB, CB, and returned punts and kicks. His team went 48-0 in his three years as a starter, and he set the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League touchdown record (117). His play caught the attention of many top colleges, but he elected to stay in state and play for Pitt. In his three years at Pitt, he set school records for receptions (254) and yards (3,361), and also contributed as a running back and a return man. He received first team all-ACC honors as a receiver in his sophomore and junior seasons, and second-team All-ACC honors as a returner in 2014 (442 kick return yards, 162 punt return yards)
Toughness, strong hands, great route-runner, solid blocker, and very versatile. Boyd is not afraid to go over the middle and make catches in traffic. He is able to have success over the middle thanks to his strong hands and his knack for running crisp routes. He does a great job of catching the ball with his hands rather than letting it get to his body. He has had success returning kicks and punts in college, and even saw some action out of the backfield.
When you watch Boyd play, he will not make that play deep down the field or in the open field that makes you jump out of your seat, but he will run great routes, get open, and be that sure-handed possession receiver that converts a lot of valuable 3rd downs. It is unlikely that he will be a perennial All-Pro, but he will be a solid starter and a key contributor on an offense.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

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"He's a good passer, he's a good runner, and he's a good catcher. He does it all," Narduzzi said. "I don't know why people aren't talking about him for the Heisman because the guy does it all. I mean, some guys just catch it and some guys just run it. That guy does it all."
He is quick and sure-handed enough to dominate the slot, but also big and fast enough to make plays down the field as an outside receiver.

There aren't many players that possess that combination, and it should serve Boyd well as evaluators attempt to decide what type of draft value he has.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

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When working as an intermediate receiver, Boyd consistently shows an understanding of where the line-to-make is on crucial downs and runs his routes accordingly. Possessing the agility to quickly stop his feet and change directions, he is often able to gain separation with the rapidity of his route breaks.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

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Despite experiencing uneven quarterback play during his time at Pitt, Boyd became the most prolific pass-receiver in the school’s history, setting records for receptions (254 in three years) and receiving yards (3,361). Boyd grew up not far from Pittsburgh, and stood out even in a football-crazy state like Pennsylvania, setting the state record with 117 career touchdowns and winning the Class A Player of the Year twice. As a freshman, Boyd didn’t disappoint, garnering third-team All-ACC honors with 85 catches covering 1,174 yards and seven scores. He also ran for 108 yards and earned 425 kick return yards for the season, as well as returning a punt 54 yards for a score in the team’s bowl game. Boyd received first team all-conference nods as a receiver in his sophomore (78-1,261, eight TD receiving) and junior (91-926, six TD receiving, 349 rush yards), while collecting second-team All-ACC honors as a returner in 2014 (442 kick return yards, 162 punt return yards). With all of that production in just three seasons, it was no surprise Boyd entered the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

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STRENGTHS Ultra-competitive. Known for powerful hands that clamp instantly onto ball and finish heavily contested catches. Has over-­the­-middle toughness. Plays with outstanding body control and has ability to gyrate and contort in mid­air in order to make acrobatic catches look easy. Brimming with confidence. Targeted 124 times or more in each of his three seasons. Able to create window through route polish. Sinks into breaks and comes out low with good turn radius when needed. Sits in space and slows routes when necessary to prevent safety from crowding him in deep middle. Has handled some kick return and punt return duties during his time at Pitt.

WEAKNESSES Relatively low touchdown production to target rate. Marginal long speed. Isn't a threat to run by corners and has to win with routes and hands. Just a possession receiver much of the year. Limited YAC potential due to lack of shake in open field and power to break tackles. Became a fumble factory on punt returns this year and ball security must be addressed. Lacks juice to be full-­time kick returner. Separation windows close quickly due to average get­away quickness out of breaks. Needs to use body better to protect the catch rather than just relying on strong mitts.

SOURCES TELL US "I think he can overcome some of his speed deficiencies with good routes and he has hand strength like (Jarvis) Landry in Miami. I would take him in the second or third." -- AFC East scout

NFL COMPARISON Keenan Allen

BOTTOM LINE Pittsburgh asked Boyd to be a running back and possession receiver this season, but that doesn't define what he can be in the pros. Boyd makes up for a lack of speed with vice ­grips for hands and being intelligent in his routes. Boyd isn't a stand­alone WR1, but he can be a very productive starter in a play-­action attack that allows him to play to his strengths.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

Post by RAIDERRED » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:22 am

Boyd is another player who tested fairly average in Indianapolis, with a hardly eye-popping 40 time of 4.58. However, Boyd showed a safe pair of hands for Pittsburgh in 2015, dropping just five of the 99 catchable passes thrown his way. If there’s an issue, it’s that he forced just six missed tackles on 94 receptions in 2015, but he should find a role in the NFL if he can maintain such a low drop rate.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

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Early report out of Pittsburgh has Tyler Boyd forty at 4.46s
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

Post by 34yearsnow » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:00 am

Despite experiencing uneven quarterback play during his time at Pitt, Boyd became the most prolific pass-receiver in the school’s history, setting records for receptions (254 in three years) and receiving yards (3,361). Boyd grew up not far from Pittsburgh, and stood out even in a football-crazy state like Pennsylvania, setting the state record with 117 career touchdowns and winning the Class A Player of the Year twice.

As a freshman, Boyd didn'’t disappoint, garnering third-team All-ACC honors with 85 catches covering 1,174 yards and seven scores. He also ran for 108 yards and earned 425 kick return yards for the season, as well as returning a punt 54 yards for a score in the team’s bowl game. Boyd received first team all-conference nods as a receiver in his sophomore (78-1,261, eight TD receiving) and junior (91-926, six TD receiving, 349 rush yards), while collecting second-team All-ACC honors as a returner in 2014 (442 kick return yards, 162 punt return yards). With all of that production in just three seasons, it was no surprise Boyd entered the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

Post by 34yearsnow » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:02 am

PRO DAY RESULTS
40-yard dash: 4.5 seconds

Ultra-competitive. Known for powerful hands that clamp instantly onto ball and finish heavily contested catches. Has over-­the­-middle toughness. Plays with outstanding body control and has ability to gyrate and contort in mid­air in order to make acrobatic catches look easy. Brimming with confidence. Targeted 124 times or more in each of his three seasons. Able to create window through route polish. Sinks into breaks and comes out low with good turn radius when needed. Sits in space and slows routes when necessary to prevent safety from crowding him in deep middle. Has handled some kick return and punt return duties during his time at Pitt.
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

Post by 34yearsnow » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:02 am

"I think he can overcome some of his speed deficiencies with good routes and he has hand strength like (Jarvis) Landry in Miami. I would take him in the second or third." -- AFC East scout
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Re: Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt

Post by 34yearsnow » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:03 am

Pittsburgh asked Boyd to be a running back and possession receiver this season, but that doesn't define what he can be in the pros. Boyd makes up for a lack of speed with vice ­grips for hands and being intelligent in his routes. Boyd isn't a stand­-alone WR-1, but he can be a very productive starter in a play-­action attack that allows him to play to his strengths.
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