"Tall guy with size and impressive suddenness off his release that's a good bet to be a better pro than college player."
Big, tall WR with suddenness and great ball skills. Fires off the line and threatens deep with his suddenness. Quick feet and lateral quickness for a tall, large WR. Solid, deceptive route runner and separates off his breaks.
Adept catching in traffic and is fearless. Savage blocker that will be an asset in the run game. Mature character guy and a grinder.
Sudden off the los but doesn't generally threaten over the top and or have quite the same suddenness out of his breaks. Doesn't play quite as fast as he tested. Not a yac threat and lacks some lower body strength.
Not sure he plays as fast on film as he blazed at Lucas Oil, but he's clearly sudden for a big, 6'4 WR and he's not all that different from Micheal Thomas as a prospect coming out of OSU.
Boykin flew under the radar for the most part at Notre Dame with little production but he was much better than I thought after checking him out closer. He's a size, quickness, guy that can get zero to 100 impressively for a big receiver. His feet are light and he creates space vs man off the los. He knows how to use his frame and box out defenders. His ball skills are solid and he can make the acrobatic catch. He's flashed some clutch ability.
The chief downside is that he's not particularly a breakaway threat. Despite blowing up the combine, he struggles to get behind guys and lacks explosiveness after the catch. That said, he's a good candidate to have a better pro career than college one and play above his draft slot.
NFL Comp: softer Micheal Thomas