Position:ILB Class: Sr School:
Big 12 Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 235 40 Time: 4.85 Grade: 3.11
BIO: Two-year starter who posted 80/8/3.5 as a senior after a team high 123/8/2 the prior year. Saw extensive time at both inside and outside linebacker the past two seasons.
POSITIVES: Tough, competitive defender who plays with a high motor. Physical yet intelligent and plays with great instinct. Breaks down well, holds his ground against blocks and wraps up tackling. Gets depth on pass drops, reacts well to the ball and effective in zone.
NEGATIVES: Marginal athlete who lacks the top sideline-to-sideline range as well as the quick or fluid change of direction.
ANALYSIS: Both tough and intelligent, Boyd overcomes his athletic shortcomings with great wherewithal and football intelligence. An inexpensive backup at the next level that should do well on special teams.