Brandon Boykin

Brandon Boykin scouting report

Brandon Boykin CB Georgia #2
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 183

 
Strengths:
Experienced return specialist; may be a top 100 pick based on this quality alone. Strong tackler, especially for a defensive back his size. Great vision when dropping back in coverage; keeps his eyes on quarterback and is quick to adjust. Smart player who trusts his instincts. Plenty of experience against elite competition and has held his own vs guys such as Alshon Jeffery and Rueben Randle. Strong ball skills; will come down with the interception when he’s in position. A team leader on and off the field.
Weaknesses:
Undersized; lacks the height and overall build to match up with taller, more physical receivers. May be limited to nickel packages, covering smaller slot receivers. Willing to help out against the run, but rarely makes plays unless he has a clear path the ball carrier; simply lacks the size and strength to shed blocks and fight through traffic.
Comments:
If not for the lack of size, Boykin would be a 1st-round lock. but while he’s been a successful college corner, it is impossible to overlook his physical limitations. He has the skills to be a very good nickel corner and return specialist, but the limited value of these positions means his draft position will not match up with his collegiate success.
Videos:
2011 vs Michigan State 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off