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Trevone Boykin | Quarterback

Team: TCU Horned Frogs
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 212

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Seahawks HC Pete Carroll says he sees some Russell Wilson in UDFA TCU QB Trevone Boykin.
"His versatility and his style of play is so similar to Russell’s," Carroll said. "He’s got a big arm. He’s a very creative athlete. He’s got great instincts and great vision. His ability to run and make people miss and get out of trouble is very similar to what Russell does." Boykin chose Seattle over a host of UDFA offers. "It was pretty much a no-brainer," Boykin said. "If there was any coach I’d love to play for, it was Coach [Pete] Carroll. He loves to compete, and he talks about competing all the time, and that’s what I’m all about." We personally believe the undrafted signal-caller Seattle is trying out -- Vernon Adams -- is a superior prospect to Boykin, but Seattle is clearly (and smartly) cornering the market on overlooked, undersized, unorthodox quarterbacks with athleticism. Boykin's ceiling is Seneca Wallace. May 7 - 11:34 AM

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Seahawks signed TCU QB Trevone Boykin.

Boykin (6'0/212) made 40 starts for TCU, finishing his career as their all-time leader in passing yards (10,728) and passing TDs (86) with a 61.2 completion percentage. He added 27 rushing scores and averaged 4.04 yards per carry. Boykin was a dynamic dual-threat college quarterback, but is short, struggles with touch as a passer and was arrested for felony assault of an officer last December. Although Boykin was open to performing wide receiver drills before the draft, he lacks speed (4.77) and explosion (9'2" broad jump) for a full-time position switch. Boykin would do well to forge a Seneca Wallace-type career.
May 1 - 1:44 AM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt wrote that TCU QB Trevone Boykin "doesn't quite know how to take something off the ball."

Boykin completed 35-of-38 passes during Thursday's Pro Day. Brandt is a fan of his overall arm strength, but the 6-foot, 212-pound TCU product's touch (or lack of it) concerns the analyst. In addition to the traditional passing drills, Boykin also ran a number of routes as a wideout, with Brandt noting that he "looked pretty good doing that, too." The quarterback would like to prove that he can actually play quarterback at the next level. We can't knock the pride he takes in his craft, but he is a long ways off from being ready to provide through the air for an NFL team.
Apr 3 - 3:39 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline relayed that TCU QB Trevone Boykin "ran about 10-12 pass patterns [during Thursday's Pro Day]."

Boykin has long insisted that he believes he can be an NFL quarterback, to the point where he dismissed an invite to the Senior Bowl because they wanted him to play wideout. While he did throw passes on Pro Day, we might finally be seeing something of a position shift. Per Pauline, the dynamic TCU athlete "look[ed] good catching the ball" on his handful of routes. Pauline also noted that Boykin got in some work fielding punts on Thursday. The 6-foot, 212-pounder is as project-y as they come. While he could find himself drafted on Day 3, we wouldn't count out the possibility that he exits the draft as a street free agent.
Mar 31 - 7:18 PM

TCU QB Trevone Boykin indicated that he's open to the possibility of switching positions if an NFL team asks him to do so.

While Boykin might be open to the possibility of moving on from his quarterbacking duties, the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder continues to believe that he can play the position at the NFL level. To that point, he actually rejected an invite to the Senior Bowl because he was being invited as a receiver. Still, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote in early February that Boykin "has been doing receiver work during his combine preparation." He's not participating in receiver drills in Indianapolis, but TCU's Pro Day still lies ahead and if NFL teams are backing off of him as a passer, we could yet see him running routes. For now, though, he's not committing to a position switch.
Feb 27 - 2:21 PM

NFL Media Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein compares TCU QB Trevone Boykin to Tyrod Taylor.

An NFC South area scout speaking to Zierlein isn't concerned with Boykin's character questions following a late-season arrest: "Look, man, do you know South Dallas? He's from there so he's got some edge. He's a good dude though. He got caught up and paid the price. No character problems there to me." As for Zierlein, his assessment of the prospect concludes thusly: "He might be written off as too small or a 'system quarterback', but he has shown tremendous growth as a passer and leader while building an impressive resume over the last two seasons. Boykin throws with some anticipation and has the arm talent and mobility to warrant a late-round pick even if he will need extended work learning to read defenses. There is a chance that his arrest at the end of the year could prevent him from being drafted."
Feb 23 - 12:35 PM

TCU QB Trevone Boykin spoke out about his arrest prior to the school's bowl game and called it "a mistake that... I know I can overcome"

Boykin was attending an award dinner and spoke to reporters at the event. He is facing charges of allegedly hitting a police officer as part of a bar fight and his initial hearing his on Wednesday. "From talking to scouts, you kind of get that feeling," Boykin responded when asked if the NFL will be able to look past the mistake. "But scouts, head coaches and GMs are different people. Until you really get their two cents in on the whole situation, you don’t really know." Boykin attended the NFLPA all star game and is on the Combine workout list as a quarterback. He turned down a Senior Bowl invitation, where he was invited as a receiver.
Feb 16 - 10:57 AM

At the NFL Combine, TCU QB Trevone Boykin will work out with the quarterbacks.

"I’m told Boykin has been doing receiver work during his combine preparation but presently there are no plans for him to run routes or catch passes in Indianapolis or during pro-day at TCU," wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, who brought us this dispatch. "Rather Boykin will workout at receiver as teams come to campus to individually test Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee." We're hoping Boykin's stubbornness (seen another way, his conviction) won't cost him a potential NFL career. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Drew Davison reported last month that the Senior Bowl moved on from Boykin because he didn't agree to exclusively play wide receiver.
Feb 11 - 5:22 PM

The NFL has banned players with convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons offenses from attending future scouting combine's in Indianapolis.

NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent sent out a league-wide memo late last month stating that prospects would be barred from "any league-related event" if they have a felony or misdemeanor conviction on their record. "It is important for us to remain strongly committed to league values as we demonstrate to our fans, future players, coaches, general managers, and others who support our game that character matters," Vincent wrote. The rule would have banned former Michigan LB Frank Clark from participating. TCU QB Trevone Boykin, who was charged with felony assault of a police officer and suspended for the Alamo Bowl, may become the rule's first target. If that happens, Boykin would still be able to attend private workouts, pro days and regional combines.
Source: USA Today
Feb 9 - 12:51 PM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Drew Davison reports that the Senior Bowl would have been interested in TCU QB Trevone Boykin if he had agreed to exclusively play wide receiver.

Per Davison, while Boykin's open to the idea of switching to wideout at the NFL level, he's focused on quarterbacking right now. Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage addressed the former Horned Frog dynamo's absence from the roster. "I’m not sure, I don’t want to speak for him," Savage said, "but I don’t think he’s ready to make that full-fledged switch to wide receiver." He cited that the 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete played QB in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and went on to indicate that the Senior Bowl chose to look at those committed to the position of wideout. In the aforementioned NFLPA performance, Boykin had a rough day, completing just 1-of-3 passes for six yards and an interception while rushing for 15 yards on a pair of carries.
Jan 26 - 6:57 PM

TCU QB Trevone Boykin completed 1-of-3 passes for six yards and an interception while rushing for 15 yards on two carries in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Ouch. Just ouch. This was supposed to be Boykin's springboard back onto the national scene after he sat out the Alamo Bowl following an arrest, but it just didn't happen. He looked skittery in the pocket at times and just didn't flash the sort of upside that we're used to seeing from the 6-foot-2, 205-pound. Boykin's draftability--especially at quarterback--was already in question. Saturday's game didn't help much. While he's hoping to stick it out at QB, a position change is not out of the question.
Jan 24 - 12:50 PM

TCU QB Trevone Boykin spoke out about his early January arrest, saying that he felt "hurt and devastated" that he couldn't play in the Alamo Bowl.

"I was so hurt and devastated for the simple fact that I couldn't be out there with my team," Boykin said. "Watching the game hurt even more, but I was so proud of them the way they fought back [overcoming a 31-0 haltime deficit to Oregon]." The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder indicated that most of the questions he's received from scouts and NFL teams in this week's lead-up to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl have been of the football variety, rather than the off-field species. While he's willing to go through drills at other positions, he'll be participating in Saturday's bowl as a quarterback. He's also signed up for the combine at the same position. As for the ramifications of his legal troubles, Boykin's slated to make a court appearance on February 17 (per the Fort-Worth Star Telegram).
Jan 21 - 7:45 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson said that he hopes that an NFL team "at least give[s] [QB Trevone Boykin] a chance at quarterback."

While he's hoping Boykin will get a shot at quarterback, Patterson also vouched for Boykin's ability as a return man, wideout and running back. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound jack-of-all-trades has been one of the most dynamic players in college over the last two seasons, but his reputation took a huge hit after his involvement in a bar fight in early January. He'll look to put on a good face over the next three months, starting with the NFLPA Bowl. CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler wrote that scouts will be looking for "improved mechanics, timing and accuracy during NFLPA Bowl practices."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 17 - 3:45 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson said that the suspension of senior QB Trevone Boykin following Thursday morning's run-in with authorities "wasn't even a conversation between him and I."

Said Patterson, "It's unfortunate for him because Trevone has meant so much to TCU. We love him. But he understands. It wasn't even a conversation between him and I." Patterson added the fatherly note that "everybody makes decisions." Boykin's been charged with assaulting a public servant, resisting arrest and public intoxication following his role in a bar fight early Thursday morning. He'll be depriving the universe of what should have been a juicy potential shootout against Oregon graduate QB Vernon Adams and the high-flying Ducks. In a very related note, Patterson wouldn't commit to either senior Bram Kohlhausen or redshirt freshman Foster Sawyer as his starting quarterback for the Alamo Bowl. "For me, it doesn't make a difference which guy starts," he said.
Jan 1 - 6:38 PM

In a released statement, TCU senior QB Trevone Boykin apologized for the Thursday morning bar fight that ended in his arrest.

Boykin faces a third-degree felony charge after allegedly striking an officer during a bar fight on late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior released a statement, which read in part: "Words can't describe how sorry I am. I truly let down my family, teammates and the TCU and Fort Worth communities who have supported me so much. I have no excuses for my very poor decision, and I'm embarrassed about it." He's been suspended for Saturday's Alamo Bowl showdown with Oregon. Co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham has indicated that the Horned Frogs are currently leaning toward starting senior Bram Kohlhausen in Boykin's place.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:12:00 PM