McShay: Boykin a 2nd Rounder
Brandon Boykin
Posted Apr 3, 2012

Brandon Boykin is helping his draft stock with his diversity.

Well, Boykin's fast. Every time I watch Boykin, it's all I can think of. He's just so fast. Everything he does is fast. I think his instincts need to improve. I know his instincts need to improve. He's late diagnosing some throws. When they put him in the zone, he can get lost a little bit, and that's not really his strength.

But he's such a good athlete. He can absolutely fly. His vertical leap is just insane. If you watch the Spud Webb YouTube, just look up Brandon Boykin dunk contest. I stumbled on it a couple years ago when I started looking at him. And it's amazing. He's just so physically gifted. You see the suddenness, the explosiveness. To me, maybe he's just a nickel corner, but maybe you get production out of him on the offensive side if you're creative enough. You definitely get production out of him and potentially some big plays in the return game.

So if you're just judging him as a true corner, he's probably a third, maybe late third, fourth round in that range. But his athleticism and versatility, and the ability to help on special teams is why I've got a late second, early third-round grade. I think he has a chance to come off the board in that late second-round range.

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