Photo of Josh Boyce
Grade
72.2 ?
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 131.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.26 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 206LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Boyce was a teammate of 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and the 2012 draft’s No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III at Copperas Cove High School. And one of their top rivals was Brownwood, the school of embattled TCU quarterback Casey Pachall.



He redshirted his first season in Waco, but became heavily involved in the Horned Frogs’ prolific offense quarterbacked by current Cincinnati Bengals starter Andy Dalton in 2010. Boyce played in every game, starting eight of the last nine, and finishing second on the team in receiving yards (646 on 34 catches) and scoring six touchdowns. As a sophomore, Boyce was named a first-team All-Mountain West Conference pick after leading the team in receptions (61), yards (998) and receiving touchdowns (nine). As a junior, despite only playing four games with Pachall as the starting quarterback, Boyce managed 66 catches for 891 yards, and seven touchdowns.

Analysis

Strengths

Solid overall build with a muscular upper body and strong legs. Lines up outside and in the slot. Displays very good hands. Excellent first three steps off the line to challenge corners, shakes them off the line and has enough speed to get a step down the field. Stems every route in the tree with foot quickness that college corners can’t handle, does not have to slow down significantly to make a cut. Tracks the ball well over either shoulder, and shows a good job of high pointing the football in contested situations. Creates space downfield with an arm extension. Tough to bring down after the catch because of his low center of gravity and strength. Aggressive run blocker with the strength to negate his man and stick with the block. Willing to attack safeties stepping up inside if uncovered.

Weaknesses

May be limited to purely playing the slot. Does not bring some difficult catches extended away from his frame that top prospects are expected to snare with their hands. Must prove his pure straight-line speed, though most college corners couldn’t close on him in the open field. Will fall off run blocks instead of sustaining, allowing his man to come off and make a play at times.

NFL Comparison

Devery Henderson

Bottom Line

Boyce’s average height and maxed-out frame won’t wow scouts, but the quickness and strength that made him a playmaker at the college level makes him a potentially dangerous weapon in the slot, with the possibility of being able to line up on the outside.
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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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