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Briean Boddy-Calhoun | Cornerback

Team: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 188

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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that NFL scouts grade Minnesota CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun above teammate CB Eric Murray, but he has that order flipped.
"Both have next level ball skills but I prefer Murray’s size/speed advantage as well as his ability to make plays with his back to the ball," he wrote. Despite that assertion, Pauline gives both Golden Gopher cover aces identical Rd. 3 grades heading into the year. Jul 31 - 7:54 PM

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Minnesota redshirt senior CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun is "willing to throw his body into ball carriers to stop them in their tracks, making him an interesting nickel prospect (which is basically a starting position in the NFL nowadays)," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"The Gophers have two of the top corners in the country with Eric Murray and Boddy-Calhoun (5-11, 188), a junior college transfer who was an all-conference selection by both league media (first team) and coaches (second team)," Reuter wrote. "He picked off five passes and broke up nine others using an innate ability to close on the ball in 2014." The 5-foot-11, 188-pound Boddy-Calhoun collected 51 tackles, 2 TFL, nine breakups and five interceptions in 10 starts last year.
Jul 29 - 6:56 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Minnesota redshirt senior CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun "is well-liked among scouts and might end up being the higher draft pick" between him and CB Eric Murray.

"He does a nice job in his transition with quick feet and smooth hips to play sticky coverage on the outside, but his reliability as a tackler needs improvement with his lack of size and muscle showing up often in run support. Although he's not as well-known as (Eric) Murray, Boddy-Calhoun is well-liked among scouts and might end up being the higher draft pick," Brugler writes. The former JUCO transfer, recorded 51 tackles, with 2.0 TFLs, nine pass breakups, and five interceptions in 10 starts last year. The Minnesota prospect has already earned his degree in elementary education and was named a co-captain for the 2015 season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 8 - 3:24 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown says Minnesota has one of the best cornerback combinations in the nation.

Between Eric Murray and Briean Boddy-Calhoun -- whom Brown ranks as the No. 17 and 16 defensive backs in the country, respectively -- the Gophers are going to be exceedingly difficult to throw on this year. "Murray is a 6-foot, 196-pound senior who had seven pass breakups and 69 tackles last year, showing off a physical, aggressive style," Brown wrote. "Boddy-Calhoun is a 5-foot-11, 188-pound senior who transferred from the juco ranks in 2012. They're cornerstones of a defense that allowed 6.2 yards per pass attempt in 2014." Boddy-Calhoun posted five interceptions, nine pass breakups, two forced fumbles and 51 tackles last year.
Jun 28 - 5:20 PM

Big Ten Network's Sean Merriman ranks Minnesota redshirt senior CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun as the conference's No. 23 draft prospect.

"What a talent," wrote Merriman. The former JUCO product broke out in 2014, collecting 51 tackles and picking off five passes, tying for third all-time in school history. If he improves upon that, the long corner could move into the middle rounds.
May 18 - 8:24 PM

Minnesota junior CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun will miss the remainder of the season.

The former JUCO product made three tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown against UNLV. Boddy-Calhoun had been a reserve defensive back for much of his career, but was poised for a bigger role this season. He will have at least one season of eligibility remaining.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 01:47:00 PM