By: Steve Johnson
Kris Boyd, CB, Texas
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: 12 games. 16 tackles, 1 FF
2016: 12 games. 48 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 int, 5 pass break ups, 2 FF, 2 FR
2017: 13 games. 54 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 2 int for 70 yards, 15 pass break ups,
Misc. Stats: 18 career KR for 399 yards;
Accolades: 2015 U.S. Army All-America Bowl
History: Four-star recruit from Gilmer, TX. Played CB and RB in high school, and also ran track. Brother, Demarco, also plays for the Longhorns. Won a 2014 State Title. Cousins, Curtis Brown, currently plays for the New York Jets, and Bobby Taylor, former Eagles and Seahawks CB.
Strengths: Good size. Great athlete. Change of direction and agility are ideal. Good ball skills. Does a good job high-pointing the ball. Aggressive player coming down hill. Physical when redirecting receivers. Has experience lining on both sides of the field, inside, and even as a hybrid safety at times. Hard worker who has had his ups and downs, but learned from his mistakes. Experienced and productive.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t appear to have elite length, would be an issue lining up against some NFL #1 WRs. Was not tasked with playing much press (in limited tape). Despite ball skills, only had 3 career interceptions, questionable hands. Not the best leaper.
Overview: Boyd is a really solid corner that doesn’t have many holes in his game. He’s a plus athlete with great movement skills, good ball skills and plays aggressive. He lacks play strength and size (pending arm measurements at combine). Despite good ball skills, he doesn’t have sure hands, but is good for PBUs.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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