BIO: Moved into the fulltime starting role as a senior and posted 52.5 percent/1,328/7/9 passing, also leading the team on the ground with 102/297/5. Saw extensive time behind center as a junior and saw action at wide receiver, running back and helped out on punt coverage units. First player in school history to record a touchdown rushing, receiving and passing in the same game.
POSITIVES: College quarterback with excellent size/speed numbers who projects to another position in the NFL. Athletic with a good arm; can thread a needle and passes immediately get to the intended target. Displays adequate timing and gets outside to make the throw on the move. Sees the field carrying the ball, displays the speed to run around the corner as well as the strength to bounce off defenders for extra yardage. Adequate hands at receiver and uses his large frame to shield away opponents.
NEGATIVES: Not decisive in the pocket, stares down primary targets and forces the pass into coverage. Marginal accuracy.
ANALYSIS: A solid athlete still learning to become a football player, Boyd was out of place at quarterback last season. Has the build and speed which lends one to believe he.ll be a running back, since possesses solid bal- carrying instincts. A developmental prospect that needs a lot of work yet a player that may offer big rewards for a team patient with him.