Miles Boykin

Notre Dame

Prospect Info

College
Notre Dame
Hometown
Class
IL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
220 lbs
33 1/2”
Hands
9 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.69
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Baltimore
Ravens
Round 3 ‧ Pick 30
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40 Yard Dash
4.42u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
12
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
43.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
140.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.77
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.07
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Boykin grew up in Tinley Park, winning the state Player of the Year award as a senior (65-1,035-15.9, 19 TD) despite missing three games due to injury. He played on the scout team in 2015 before suiting up with the varsity the following year, making six catches for 81 yards (13.5) and a score in 12 games. His sophomore season was, for the most part, uneventful. Boykin did show up in a big way in the team's Citrus Bowl comeback win over LSU, winning MVP honors with three receptions for 102 yards, including a one-handed 55-yard touchdown that sealed the deal. He was the Irish's leading receiver as junior, compiling 59 receptions for 872 yards (14.8 average) and eight touchdowns. His brother, George, had to give up football in high school after he suffered a head injury. Miles changed his jersey number to 81 in high school to honor George.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 2-3
NFL Comparison
Kenny Golladay
Overview
Lingering on his tape can cause excessive focus on his inconsistencies and areas of improvement, but projecting his traits with additional coaching makes more sense. Boykin's size, length and athleticism offers exciting potential as an outside receiver with mismatch potential, but he will have to learn how to counter press, improve his routes and become more competitive when the ball is in the air. His size won't matter if he doesn't learn to impose it on others. If that happens, he'll become an eventual starter with a high ceiling.
Strengths
  • Rare size and length
  • Loose hips with long, strides to get on top of cornerbacks quickly
  • Athleticism and body control to pivot and twist for back shoulder catches
  • Adequate sink to drop, anchor and present
  • Meets throws with good arm extension away from his body
  • Size causes cornerbacks to panic and interfere downfield
  • High-point will be highest on the field
  • Tape full of leaping grabs
  • Traits to become more efficient as intermediate route-runner
  • Could become very good blocker with more play strength
Weaknesses
  • Hasn't learned to counter press jabs with his hands
  • Allows press corners to grind on him
  • Stride length limits burst out of the top of his route
  • Needs to finish his in-breaking routes
  • Below-average downfield adjustments
  • Cornerbacks are allowed to crowd his chest
  • Needs more aggressiveness and play strength
  • Catch focus runs hot and cold
  • Limited yardage after the catch on levels 1 and 2.
GRADE
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