Photo of Nick Boyle
Drafted By: Ravens

Combine Results

Grade
5.24 ?
  • 5.04 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.65 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Their future at the tight end position was addressed earlier when the Ravens selected Maxx Williams in the 2nd round. However, Boyle is a small schooler who has the physical tools to develop into their eventual number two tight end. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 268LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

2014: First-team All-CAA. Started all 12 games. 2013: Second-team All-CAA. Started all 12 games. Led all CAA tight ends with 42 receptions. 2012: Played in 10 games with seven starts. 2011: Was expected to redshirt, but thrust into action after season-ending injury to starter. Played in seven games with five starts.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.00 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Big body with long arms and big hands. Has size and athleticism to be an every-down tight end. Flashes ability to run feet and sustain blocks in space and has quickness off snap to make back-side zone blocks. Smooth, natural hands-catcher. Plucks and stashes. Turns and searches for throw immediately out of break. Plus focus in a crowd. Will dive and extend to make the tough catch. After catch, drops shoulder and delivers a blow to defensive backs. Will hurdle low tackle attempts in open space. Good feel for open space and works back to scrambling quarterback. Showed ability to work the seam and make plays downfield in 2013.

Weaknesses

Doesn't play to his frame in run game. Allows defenders to swat away hands and disengage too quickly. Sloppy footwork as blocker. Positional blocker -- doesn't consistently wall off against lesser competition. Tape shows questionable desire and competitiveness when asked to run block. Averaged 3.1 yards fewer per catch in 2014 than 2013. Looked quicker, more athletic and more energetic in 2013. Gets caught leaning into his break, giving route away. Dull out of breaks.

Draft Projection

Round 6

NFL Comparison

Kellen Davis

Bottom Line

Big tight end with the size and physical traits of a blocking tight end but lacking the proper disposition to specialize in it. The 2013 tape shows a starting-caliber receiving threat. If he can get quicker and put the work in as a blocker, Boyle can be a starting NFL tight end.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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.

Comments