BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors a sophomore campaign. Junior totals included 83/5/14 after 65/7/15 the prior
POSITIVES: "Feisty cornerback best facing the action. Fast up the field, fights hard to get off blocks, and voluntarily defend the run.
Displays good route recognition, effectively reads the quarterback's eyes, and possesses good hands for the interception.
Works well with safeties, follows receivers across the field, and displays a good burst to the ball."
NEGATIVES: "Prefers to side shuffle down the field, which hampers his ability to quickly break to the pass. Late reacting to receivers
moves off the line. Gets turned and loses out in battles."
ANALYSIS: "Byrd has been an opportunistic cornerback at Oregon, and he is a defender who plays with a nasty streak. He offers the size
and skill necessary to be effective in a zone system where he can face the action. Should Byrd ever improve his defensive
back fundamentals, he could be a starter for an NFL team."