Boykin

Author: Rish93 (557 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:34 am on Jan 31, 2019

I really don't understand why he left a year early. When you look at his draft stock, there are a lot of receivers that fit his profile but are likely to go ahead of him. When does he get drafted? 5th round? 6th round?

Absent being told by BK that he'd have to 'earn his spot' again, I don't understand it.


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Re: Boykin

Author: HartfordIrish (2174 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:37 pm on Feb 1, 2019

How many slow receivers do you want ND to have? Did you watch the speed receivers on the top teams?..let him go and get some speed receivers on the team...merci

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Well, if he's slow this year he's gonna be slow next year. What does he gain by staying?

Author: faircatchcorby (5863 Posts - Joined: Jan 26, 2011)

Posted at 1:47 pm on Jan 31, 2019

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Boykin seems to be the type of WR that would be a fit for Patriots

Author: Irish_lou_2 (29 Posts - Joined: Nov 1, 2016)

Posted at 12:41 pm on Jan 31, 2019

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He's too slow to make it as a wr in NFL..better off being a hybrid

Author: beefy78 (1636 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:14 pm on Jan 31, 2019

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Hot position in the NFL is a "move" TE

Author: D2 (5823 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:41 pm on Jan 31, 2019

Which Boykin would appear to fit from a size/speed situation.

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Just like Josh Adams, right?

Author: ND_in_DRO (1771 Posts - Joined: Nov 1, 2016)

Posted at 8:45 am on Feb 1, 2019

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You must be assuming that he has "made it" as an NFL RB

Author: D2 (5823 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:02 pm on Feb 1, 2019

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No...but more likely to make it a RB than TE.

Author: ND_in_DRO (1771 Posts - Joined: Nov 1, 2016)

Posted at 3:35 pm on Feb 2, 2019

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Yes. Show a year of that at ND, and he has something.

Author: Rish93 (557 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:01 pm on Jan 31, 2019

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Except ND doesn't have that position in it's offense

Author: D2 (5823 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:12 pm on Jan 31, 2019

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I can understand any player who has graduated wanting to move on

Author: Rocket91 (5100 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:52 am on Jan 31, 2019

Although I do think he could have helped himself by returning. But, he’s got his degree, is healthy after his best season, and could have gotten a better grade than we think.

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Re: I can understand any player who has graduated wanting to move on

Author: NDSoxfan (4235 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:17 pm on Jan 31, 2019

Very good points

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Wasn't he a decent downfield blocking receiver also which may help him in the draft.

Author: ucandoit (2479 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:15 pm on Jan 31, 2019

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This is supposedly a weak WR draft.

Author: LanceHarbor (12680 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:51 am on Jan 31, 2019

Combined with limited upside in staying.

Using a cliche I hate: he is what he is.


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Staying another year probablty wouldn't help him

Author: ndunabomber (2395 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:43 am on Jan 31, 2019

He had a solid year, showing some decent stats as a true #1 WR. I doubt he would have anything notably better had he stayed for 2019. There's no sense in risking injury, as he was able to finish this year without any significant injuries, and sometimes, it's better not to tempt fate.

Right now, the knock on him is his sheer speed, where he probably runs closer to a 4.60. He would fit the mold of "strong possession receiver" at the NFL level, which isn't very glamorous, nor are they drafted particularly early. Even if he had a better year in 2019, I doubt it would change his predicted draft position as a late round pick.

There's a good bit of younger talent coming through the ranks, too. Now that Kevin Austin will have had an entire off-season, I'm pretty sure he'll be ready to step in, and that would have taken away some reps from Boykin.


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Bingo!

Author: D2 (5823 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:33 pm on Jan 31, 2019

The key question for any player in his position: where am I better off?

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Well, short of maybe switching to TE, what was he going to do to improve his draft prospect in '19

Author: Irish_Demon (1336 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:42 am on Jan 31, 2019

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120 receptions 25 TDs should do it

Author: holybull101 (5194 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:37 pm on Jan 31, 2019

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Whimsical fantasy lines aside, having a great year isn't going to change who he is.

Author: Irish_Demon (1336 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:27 am on Feb 1, 2019

Unless he somehow gets quite a bit faster, putting up great stats won't do a whole lot to change his projection as a big plodding possession receiver with decent hands. Those players do not go high in the draft. He is better off going into the draft this year and getting paid rather than risk injury on a chance to get marginally better.

If ND would tell him they will play him at TE, the situation could change quite a bit. However, I don't think there is much chance of that.