Photo of Trevone Boykin

Combine Results

Grade
4.92 ?
  • 4.77 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 212LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

One of the most electric players in college football the past two seasons, Boykin was a 2014 Heisman Trophy finalist after earning consensus second-team All-American notice and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (3,901 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, 10 interceptions; 707 rush yards, eight rush touchdowns). He again excelled as a senior, earning second-team Walter Camp All-American honors and second team All-Big 12 accolades after finishing among the nation’s leaders in several categories (3,573 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, 10 interceptions; 612 rushing yards, 10 rushing scores) despite missing time with an ankle injury. Boykin was also a finalist for the Davey O'Brien (2014, 2015), Manning (2014, 2015), Unitas Golden Arm (2015), and Walter Camp Player of the Year (2014) awards during his illustrious career. Unfortunately, Boykin's career at TCU ended on a sour note, as he was arrested for punching an officer during a bar fight in San Antonio, where he was supposed to lead the team in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon. He was suspended for that game due to the incident (though the Horned Frogs came back from a 31-0 hole to win 47-41), and will have to answer to NFL teams about his lapse of judgement.

Analysis

Strengths

Quick ball­-handling with arm talent to get the throw out cleanly and accurately from a variety of arm slots. Generally throws with necessary ball placement and hits what he aims for. Has deep ball arm to fling it 60 yards off his back foot and can rip it into a tight window underneath. Throws with some anticipation and touch. More pocket elusive than any quarterback in this draft. Absolute Houdini who can escape the most precarious situations and escape with chunk rushing yardage or a completed pass. Has 25 rushes over 15-plus yards over last two years.

Weaknesses

Falls below desired height for NFL quarterbacks and hand size is right on borderline. Fumbled 19 times over last three years (but lost just four). Tends to stick with pre­-snap decision and forces the issue with primary target. Hesitant to throw receivers open from man coverage in deep middle. Velocity is all upper body with very little step and follow throw. Antsy to leave pocket when pocket slide and poise would suffice. Needs to learn how to slide outside pocket. Suspended for Alamo Bowl after breaking curfew and being arrested for felony assault of an officer in connection with previous bar fight that night.

Draft Projection

Undrafted free agent

Sources Tell Us

"Look, man, do you know South Dallas? He's from there so he's got some edge. He's a good dude though. He got caught up and paid the price. No character problems there to me." -- NFC South area scout

NFL Comparison

Tyrod Taylor

Bottom Line

He might be written off as too small or a "system quarterback", but he has shown tremendous growth as a passer and leader while building an impressive resume over the last two seasons. Boykin throws with some anticipation and has the arm talent and mobility to warrant a late-round pick even if he will need extended work learning to read defenses. There is a chance that his arrest at the end of the year could prevent him from being drafted.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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