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Tyler Boyd | Wide Receiver

Team: Pittsburgh Panthers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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Even if Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd receives a suspension for his DUI charge, NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter still thinks he's a frontrunner for All-American honors.
"Even if he receives a suspension after being charged with DUI in June, look for Boyd to sprint past, jump over, and sidestep defensive backs throughout his junior season," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Boyd earned first team All-ACC honors as a receiver (78 receptions for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns) and second team All-ACC honors as a return specialist (27.6 yards per kickoff return, 10.1 yards per punt return) last year. Jul 26 - 7:09 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd has entered a program for nonviolent first-time offenders in hopes of having his DUI charge withdrawn, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Liz Navratil.

The Pittsburgh prospect entered an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, for first-time offenders, where Boyd could have his charges withdrawn and the case expunged when he completes the needed requirements. Boyd has one year to complete safe driving classes or treatment. At the moment, Boyd's driver's license is suspended for at least 90 days.
Jul 24 - 2:33 PM

Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi told reporters no decision has been made on further discipline involving junior WR Tyler Boyd.

Boyd was suspended from team activities for a month following his DUI in June. Narduzzi called Boyd's case a "family issue." Many rank Boyd as one of, if not the top, receiver in the country. We like how comfortable he is after the catch to pick up extra yards. Boyd and running back James Conner are the core pieces of Pittsburgh's offense.
Jul 21 - 9:30 AM

NFL draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah beleives Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd is "polished and elusive with the ball in his hands," and compares to Keenan Allen coming out of college.

While Boyd's DUI arrest during the off season will cause some concern for scouts, he should keep his draft stock intact, keeping his nose clean and following up with another productive year. Boyd finished the 2014 season with 78 receptions for 1,261 yards (16.2 avg.) and eight touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Boyd earned first team All-ACC honors as a receiver and second team All-ACC honors as a return specialist.
Jul 10 - 2:02 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper writes that Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd "has been completely unstoppable through his first two seasons."

In that short amount of time, the Panthers star has slapped down 163 catches and 2,435 receiving yards. "A great size-speed-hands combo, he simply needs to continue what he has started and stay focused after a recent DUI arrest," Kiper wrote. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares Boyd to Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor.
Jul 8 - 4:51 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd as his No.1 wideout to watch in College Football.

"The junior wideout has been heavily targeted since he stepped foot on campus with 250 targets over his first two seasons at Pitt. Boyd plays with outstanding body control and has an ability to gyrate and contort in the air in order to make circus catches look easy. Boyd is highly competitive and highly confident. Starting quarterback Chad Voytik returns, which is noteworthy since Boyd and Voytik hit their stride over the second half of last season," Zierlein wrote. The Pittsburgh prospect was a versatile play maker for the Panthers in 2014, recording 78 receptions for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns, while being the team's leading return man on special teams. With another solid season in 2015, Boyd looks headed straight for the first round of the NFL Draft.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 24 - 3:03 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that "there are similarities on film between" Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd and Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor.

"He does need to continue to get stronger for the NFL as he lacks the body power to consistently fight through tackle attempts and is disappointing as a blocker. Boyd's off-field decision-making also needs vetted after a DUI arrest earlier this month, which will likely lead to some type of suspension to begin the 2015 season. Philadelphia Eagles first round pick Nelson Agholor has a little more twitch and Boyd is more detailed, but there are similarities on film between the two wide receivers," Brugler wrote. The Pittburgh prospect was quite productive in 2014, hauling in 78 receptions for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns. Boyd also excelled on special teams as a return man, posting a 27.6 yard kickoff return average, while averaging 10.1 yard punt return average. While Boyd's arrest will cause some concern, he still has a chance to preserve his draft stock if he keeps himself out of trouble and has another productive year.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 18 - 2:09 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd's charge on DUI is expected to be formalized on Tuesday.

Jefferson Hills (Pa.) police chief Eugene Roach said the department will "file DUI and other summary offenses Tuesday against" the 20-year-old (the courts were closed Monday because of Flag Day). The additional offenses will include underage drinking and what was described as "various vehicle code violations." Boyd was pulled over Friday. He told police he took two shots shortly before getting behind the wheel. Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi said that Boyd "will be held accountable to our internal standards of discipline and behavior." Stay tuned.
Jun 15 - 11:33 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd was charged and arrested for DUI early Friday morning, according to Richie Walsh.

Boyd is only 20 years old, so once he tested positive for alcohol following a breathalyzer he was arrested. He told police he only consumed two shots. "Certainly, he will be held accountable to our internal standards of discipline and behavior," head coach Pat Narduzzi said. To add to the story, Walsh tweeted "Nobody at Pitt had any idea about Tyler Boyd's arrest until I called." Boyd is considered one of the top draft-eligible receivers in the country.
Jun 13 - 7:08 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd is "a great all-around player who can makes plays anywhere on the field, both as a big-play threat and a reliable possession receiver," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Pittsburgh attempted only 23.7 passes per game last year -- you've heard of James Conner, yeah? -- but Boyd had 78 catches for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns anyway (amazingly, no other Panther caught more than 21). "At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Boyd is a fluid athlete who also excelled late last season on kick returns," Brown wrote. "He's a pure wide receiving talent." Boyd's 27.6-yard kickoff return average ranked 10th in the NCAA last year.
Jun 12 - 5:26 PM

NFL Media notes that "defensive coordinators and special-teams coaches have to account for [Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd] in four different ways."

"Along with being one of the most prolific wide receivers in the country (78 catches, 1,261 yards), Boyd handles both return jobs for the Panthers, as well," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. Boyd's 27.6-yard kickoff return average ranked 10th in the NCAA last year. He's also a good punt returner and a good bet to receive a gadget carry or two per game.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 9 - 11:09 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd is the No. 1 receiver in the country, according to Walter Football.

Most rank Laquan Treadwell No. 1 at the moment. "Boyd has enough speed to get separation with a burst to rip off yards after the catch," reads his scouting report. "He runs good routes, is very physical, has reliable hands, tracks the bell extremely well, makes acrobatic catches and out-fights defensive backs for 50-50 balls." In his true freshman season in 2013, Boyd hauled in 85 passes for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns. Last year, he hauled in 78 receptions for 1,261 yards and eight scores. Walter Football calls him a surefire first-rounder.
May 23 - 3:44 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd "can make the spectacular look easy," wrote Scout.com's Jamie Newberg.

"He has a wide catch radius, terrific body control and hand-eye coordination," Newberg wrote. The analyst ranks Boyd as the No. 16 draft prospect in the nation. Boyd has been dominating since he stepped foot on campus. As a true freshman in 2013, he put up 85 catches for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns. Last year, he hauled in 78 receptions for 1,261 yards and eight scores.
Source: Scout.com
May 17 - 3:23 PM

Pittsburgh sophomore WR Tyler Boyd caught nine passes for 112 yards in the school's 35-34 loss to Houston.

Boyd did have a drop to basically end the game when Pitt was working to get into field goal range. Boyd will be eligible for the 2016 draft and offers a number of traits NFL teams will covet.
Jan 3 - 12:42 PM

Pittsburgh sophomore WR Tyler Boyd "is a smooth and flexible athlete who runs fluid routes and has a strong feel for the position," observed Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.

The Panthers prospect has 69 receptions for 1,149 yards and eight touchdowns this season after recording 85 catches for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013 as Tom Savage's favorite target. "Boyd has broken many of Larry Fitzgerald's records in his first two seasons at Pitt," the duo noted. "Boyd has excellent overall ball skills, showing the body control to adjust to throws outside of his frame, and will often make the tough catch look routine. At 6-2 and 197 pounds, he needs to continue to get stronger, but does show the focus to secure catches in traffic." Boyd is eligible for the draft after next season.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 06:08:00 PM