CB BRANDON BOYKIN – GEORGIA – 5-9, 183
3-year starter and incredibly productive player. Gifted athlete who made plays on offense, defense, and STs. Finished his career with 106 solo tackles, 9 INTs, 20 TFLs, and 18 PBUs. Was 7-103-1 as a runner on offense. 5-71-2 as a receiver. 14-180-1 as a PR. 110-2663-4 as a KOR. You could say Georgia got pretty good value out of that scholarship.
Spent most of his Senior season in the slot. This wasn’t a case of Georgia hiding him, but rather trying to take advantage of his skill set. Boykin has the agility to play on the inside and stick with smaller, quicker receivers. He has the speed to go out wide and run with the fast WRs. Boykin can press or play off. Gifted athlete who is also a polished football player and shows a good feel for the game.
Comfortable playing in traffic. Small frame, but a very muscular build. Will hustle to join in on tackles. Can be erratic, though. Will miss some. Plays with good awareness. Very active defender.
Had a long touchdown run in the season opener against Boise State and caught a short scoring pass in the bowl game. This wasn’t a case of him getting some snaps on offense against crappy competition. Excellent speed and that shows in every facet of the game. Georgia wanted to take advantage of his speed, athleticism as much as possible. Better KOR than PR, but has the ability to excel at both spots.
2nd round value, but could slide due to medical concerns. Had a couple of concussions in college and broke his leg at the Senior Bowl. Wasn’t able to work out for teams prior to the draft.