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Brandon Boykin

Brandon Boykin - #2 - CB-KR

Height: 5-9 1/2
Weight: 182
Speed: 4.45e
Arm: 31 1/2
Hand: 9 3/8
Wingspan: 72
Birthdate: 07/13/1990
Hometown: Fayetteville, GA
Grade: 5.39

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
02/29/2012 Combine 5-9 1/2 182 9 3/8 31 1/2 73 3/8
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 5-9 1/4 183 9 1/8 30 3/4 73 1/2
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-9 1/2 181 9 1/4 31 3/8 73 5/8 4.45

 

Notes:

Georgia prep also competed in basketball and track and field. As a true freshman in 2008, was credited with six tackles, zero pass breakups and zero interceptions in 13 games. Started 12-of-13 games in ’09 and recorded 54-6-3 with 21⁄2 tackles for loss. Also returned 38 kickoffs for 988 yards (26-yard average) and three touchdowns, all single-season school records. Had a hip injury against Kentucky and did not start against Georgia Tech. Started 12-of-13 games in ’10, logging 44-3-3 with 61⁄2 tackles for loss and one sack. Added 34-825-1 (24.3) on kickoff returns. In ’11, posted 55-9-3 with 11 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles as the starting cornerback in 14 games. Returned kickoffs 38-850-0 (22.4) and punts 14-180-1. Ran for an 80-yard opening score on his first carry in the season opener vs. Boise State and returned a punt 92 yards in Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State. Broke his right fibula in the Senior Bowl and did not participate at the Combine. Team captain.

Positives:

Has a shredded physique with miniscule body fat and looks like a highly trained, world-class sprinter. Outstanding speed and leaping ability — has a vertical jump of 40-plus inches and is an exceptionally athletic former hoops standout. Very good agility, suddenness and acceleration out of transition. Dynamic return skills — has vision, burst and explosive breakaway speed (five career TD returns) and makes plays when he touches the ball. Very good body control. Confident, hardworking, vocal leader.

Negatives:

Is too often late digesting what he sees — instincts are average. Is not reactive in coverage to what he sees and does not make many plays on the ball (despite being around it often) — ball skills are lacking and timing is off. Drops a lot of balls in coverage (despite having good hands) and wastes interception opportunities (counted three drops in four games). Selective hitter. Can be covered up on blocks and does not fight through it — and it shows in practices and games. Has a medium frame and has dealt with a lot of nicks and dings throughout the years that have kept him out of the lineup, kept him on the ground too much and could plague his pro career — is too lean-cut to survive NFL rigors.

Summary:

Suspect hands and durability questions could hinder his pro career, but he has the quick feet and explosive burst to handle slot receivers and can start in a nickel role. Might be best flipping sides and becoming an offensive utility weapon. Dynamic return skills can drive up value.  


Brandon Boykin's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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