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Tyler Boyd | Wide Receiver

Team: Pittsburgh Panthers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd caught 11 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 45-34 win over Louisville.
Boyd caught a 35-yard touchdown in the second quarter on a nice falling catch between two defenders. That was his longest catch of the game. The rest of his day's work was of the short-to-medium variety, as Boyd averaged 9.4 yards per reception. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior's logged six games with double-digit catches through 10 games played. For the season, he's hauled in 80 passes for 803 yards and six touchdowns. Despite the impressive catch number, Boyd has just two games with more than 100 yards receiving. Nov 22 - 8:15 PM

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Pitt junior WR Tyler Boyd caught three passes for 38 yards and added another 79 rushing yards on eight carries in the school's 31-13 win over Duke.

Boyd was the school's second leading rusher and second leading receiver on the day. The junior is at his best in the slot as a receiver, catching a very large percentage of his targets (near 80%). It is always important to get the ball to your best players, and Pitt is doing their best to manufacture touches for Boyd.
Nov 14 - 3:16 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd caught three passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in the school's 41-30 loss to Notre Dame.

In the game, Boyd became the school's all time receiving yards leader after passing Antonio Bryant. Boyd still has a few games remaining in just his third season with the Panthers. We don;t think Boyd belongs among the potential round one receiver prospects, but he will make a living as a very solid slot receiver in the NFL, winning on crossing routes in the short and intermediate levels.
Nov 7 - 3:47 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd recorded 10 catches for 89 yards in Thursday's 26-19 loss to UNC.

Alas, Boyd can't single-handedly beat teams every week. Without another viable offensive weapon, the Panthers simply force the ball into Boyd's hands. While we agree it's their best option, Pitt won't be able to beat good teams unless a second play-maker magically appears (and it might, if the James Conner rehab continues to best estimates).
Oct 29 - 10:48 PM

Thirteen NFL teams are attending Thursday's UNC-Pittsburgh tilt.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets will be on hand in the Steel City. North Carolina offers evaluators OL Landon Turner, WR Quinshad Davis and OL Caleb Peterson. Pittsburgh players worth watching include WR Tyler Boyd, CB Lafayette Pitts and ILB Matt Galambos.
Oct 29 - 8:42 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd has a big matchup on Thursday night with UNC sophomore CB M.J. Stewart.

Boyd (+11.0 overall grade from PFF this year), coming off a career-high 12 catches against Syracuse last week, is a one-man show on offense for the Panthers and a potential first-rounder. "Two of his best traits are his body control and route-running knowledge," wrote Luke Mueller. "He has above-average speed and quickness for a player his size and can make contested catches look routine." The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Stewart ranks No. 2 in opposing QB rating (12.7) when targeted this year. "Boyd usually relies on speed and quickness to beat press coverage and if Stewart can jam him at the line of scrimmage, he can throw off the timing of the route," Mueller wrote. "Stewart has shown the ability to be a playmaker with five passes defensed to go along with his three interceptions. If he can maintain these top-notch ball skills, he can prevent Boyd from having a major impact." Don't bet on it.
Oct 27 - 6:40 PM

Pittsburgh HC Pat Narduzzi said that junior WR Tyler Boyd is "a workhorse and he wants more."

Boyd received 19 offensive touches in Saturday's 23-20 win over Syracuse, breaking down to 12 catches for 93 yards, six rushes for 34 yards and a 38-yard pass(!). Said HC Narduzzi of the workload, "He's a workhorse and he wants more," adding that "he's our playmaker and we've got to run him." For the season, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior has caught 53 passes for 489 yards and four touchdowns. Boyd is the Panthers' best offensive player with James Conner (knee) watching from the sideline, but he's averaging just 9.2 yards per reception through six games, as compared to a 16.2 mark during his sophomore season. Defenses have little reason to focus elsewhere at this point.
Oct 26 - 3:53 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd recorded 12 catches for 93 yards in Saturday's 23-20 win over Syracuse.

We all know the Panthers are a one-man show on offense. In this hard-fought win -- Pitt mostly trailed -- that was more apparent than ever. In addition to his receiving work, Boyd ran six times for 34 yards and even completed a 38-yard pass. Were it not for Boyd, the 6-1 Panthers would be struggling to reach bowl eligibility.
Oct 24 - 3:27 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd posted eight catches for 68 yards and two scores in Saturday's 31-28 victory against Georgia Tech.

Boyd also ran the ball for 26 yards on five carries. Though Boyd's stats are down, circumstances are primarily to blame. He was suspended in Week 1. Since then, he's been Pitt's only offensive weapon, consistently double-teamed. Nathan Peterman is an upgrade over Chad Voytik, but that's not saying much. Boyd has 41 catches for 396 yards and four scores on the year. He's very good after the catch and will be among the top receivers drafted this spring.
Oct 17 - 6:17 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd made seven receptions for 54 yards and a score in Saturday's 26-19 win against Virginia.

Despite losing star RB James Conner early, the Panthers are 4-1 in Pat Narduzzi's first season. Boyd's statistics are way down this season. We don't blame him too much for that. Pittsburgh's quarterback play is mediocre (though Nathan Peterman has been an upgrade) and opposing defenses can double-team Boyd most every play without having to worry about Conner.
Oct 10 - 5:22 PM

Pitt junior WR Tyler Boyd caught five passes for 48 yards in the school's 17-13 win over Virginia Tech.

Boyd was on a two game tear since returning from suspension, but the game flow shut him down more than anything. Virginia Tech was terrible on offense and Pitt had plenty of success in the running game. Boyd and Pitt next face Virginia.
Oct 3 - 3:21 PM

Pitt WR Tyler Boyd has accounted for 55.5 percent of the school's receiving yards despite missing an entire game.

Boyd was suspended for the opening contest. Since he has caught 21 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown in just two games. We were expecting a great matchup between Boyd and Kendall Fuller this weekend, but the Virginia tech corner will miss the remainder of the season. Boyd is very good after the catch to maximize yards.
Source: Rotoworld
Oct 1 - 12:06 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd "displayed why so many are high on his next level potential" against "a tough Iowa secondary" on Saturday, analyzed TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Indeed, the Hawkeyes have two corners and a safety that could conceivably go on Day 2 or better. Against that outfit -- which was designed to shut him down, by the way -- Boyd posted 10 receptions for 131 yards and a score. "[Boyd] caught passes down the flanks, across the middle and even a few receiver screens to make sure the ball got into his hands," Pauline wrote. "Though I wonder about his true computer numbers there’s no doubt Boyd has the ability to impact at the next level."
Sep 23 - 7:52 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd made 10 receptions for 131 yards and a score Saturday against Iowa.

Boyd continues to be Pitt's only source of offense. In this one, the Panthers ran for only 55 yards and had less than 100 yards passing to receivers who weren't named Tyler Boyd. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder has been compared to Larry Fitzgerald.
Sep 20 - 6:59 PM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd "is spoken of often in outside circles but evaluation of his next level potential is all over the map in the scouting community," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"He’s incredibly productive and sure handed but is neither big nor a receiver with game breaking speed," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder earned first team All-ACC honors as a receiver (78 receptions for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns) and second team honors as a return specialist (27.6 yards per kickoff return, 10.1 yards per punt return) last year. analyst Daniel Jeremiah labeled him the "most complete wide receiver in the country" due to his ability to run smooth routes and make things happen after the catch. Colleague Lance Zierlein compares him to Larry Fitzgerald.
Sep 18 - 9:43 PM