Photo of Brandon Boykin
Grade
76.0 ?
  • 5'9" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 182LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Boykin started for three years at cornerback for the Georgia Bulldogs. He is a superior athlete, even in the SEC, and relies on his speed and quick-twitched feet to cover. He is a very flexible and athletic mover who needs to improve his technique to cover at the next level the way he did in college. He is an intriguing prospect for teams who want to develop his technique and are willing to overlook his stature. He has value as a nickel corner immediately and should be selected near the middle of the third round.

Analysis

Strengths

Boykin is the perfect athlete for the corner position. He makes hip flipping and backpedaling look natural, and uses elasticity in his legs and the rest of his body to mirror closely in man coverage. Although he is shorter than many corners, he rose to grab passes and adjusted his body to intercept tipped balls numerous times at Georgia. He is a burner as a runner and can recover to run with almost any receiver in the NFL. He can trail receivers well throughout their routes and effortlessly flip his hips to stay with them in transition. He is a cover corner who can also play well up-close despite his smaller stature.

Weaknesses

Boykin is a smaller corner, measuring in at 5-foot-9, 181 pounds. He struggles when tackling and has to drag players down. He isn't very strong and can fall off players when attempting to tackle. He is sometimes slow to react to balls even if he is running side by side with a receiver. He will likely struggle against bigger, more physical wideouts in the league.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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