Boykin is an athletic, large receiver. He is slow, but has a long stride and looks fluid when running intermediate routes in the open field. He has good hands and a large catching radius. He will be attractive to teams that need a red-zone threat and a receiver who can snag passes on timed routes. He could go in the fifth round.
Boykin is quick off the line. He can release outside and stem his routes, but can also get on top of a defender when running vertically. He is flexible and can easily separate from cornerbacks. He is a good option in short and intermediate situations, able to adjust to the ball and bring in nearly everything thrown his way. He can be physical downfield and make his presence felt on the edge during running plays.
Boykin's lack of speed hampers his ability to make plays deep. He has shown that he can work through coverage, but he won't be able to outrun NFL corners and could get blanketed. He is not very elusive after the catch, but he is able to break arm tackles from smaller cornerbacks.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.