Pitt’s Tyler Boyd is contemplating the biggest decision of his life: stay at Pitt or enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
The deadline to declare is January 19 and today I found out Boyd’s NFL Draft Grade.
KDKA-TV’s Rich Walsh reports that Boyd received a 2nd round grade. Underclassman can only receive one of 3 grades: 1st round, 2nd round, or neither.
Walsh also says that Boyd and his family are leaning towards entering the draft. However, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi (according to Walsh) is trying to get him to stay at Pitt. If this is the case, Narduzzi must feel that 1) Boyd can improve his stock by staying 2) might not feel he’ll be picked in the Top 2 rounds.
I had a chance to talk to Rob Rang from NFLDraftScout.com. Here’s his analysis of Tyler Boyd and whether he’d advise him to go pro.
“We have a solid 2nd round grade on Tyler Boyd. He’s a fluid athlete and a precise route-runner with good hands who projects nicely (especially in the slot) at receiver in the NFL”, said Rang.
“The 2016 draft isn’t loaded at receiver as recent years with Mississippi’s Laquon Treadwell, Baylor’s Corey Coleman, Ohio State’s Michael Thomas—and potentially Boyd— all topping some scout’s boards at the position. All four are juniors”, said Rang.
“With 3 productive, healthy seasons, scouts have plenty of tape on Boyd. He isn’t likely to boost his grade significantly by returning for a senior season”, said Rang.