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Brandon Boykin | Defensive Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Georgia
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Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin (concussion) has been cleared and is practicing Thursday.
It's fantastic news for the Eagles as Boykin has been arguably their best defender all season long. Of course, he won't be relied on too heavily this week as Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery typically get most of their reps on the outside. Thu, Dec 19, 2013 11:49:00 AM

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Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin (concussion) is not practicing Tuesday.

Boykin is still going through his concussion protocol and hasn't been cleared to practice. His status for Week 16 against the Bears remains in question. If Boykin is held out, Patrick Chung and Roc Carmichael will replace him in nickel packages.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin sustained a head injury in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Minnesota.

Boykin will likely end up diagnosed with a concussion and be in a race to get cleared ahead of Week 16. He's been arguably the team's best defender this season, consistently eliminating slot receivers while rating as a top-five cover guy in Pro Football Focus' grades.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 08:47:00 AM

Slot CB Brandon Boykin will shift outside if Bradley Fletcher (concussion) can't play against the Chargers Sunday.

Fletcher is officially day to day for now. Moving Boykin to the outside is a concern because he's generously listed at 5'10/185. Look for Philip Rivers to try to get some jump balls to Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown Sunday.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Second-year CB Brandon Boykin is reportedly having the best training camp of all the Eagles' corners.

Boykin is a nice slot cornerback prospect, but it's a telling statement about what projects as one of the NFL's weakest secondaries. After skipping all of OTAs, offseason pickup RCB Cary Williams is missing time with a hamstring strain. LCB Bradley Fletcher has apparently failed to distinguish himself.
Source: CSN Philly
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 09:52:00 PM

Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, second-year CB Brandon Boykin can be "penned in" as the Eagles' nickel cornerback.

Boykin (5-foot-9, 182) spent most of his time in the slot as a rookie, but he was picked on by opposing quarterbacks. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed three touchdowns and a 100.3 passer rating on 49 targets directed at him. Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher will man the outside corner spots.
Thu, May 23, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Coach Andy Reid acknowledged that rookie CB Brandon Boykin has "narrowed the gap" on Joselio Hanson in the Eagles' nickel back competition.

Boykin offers more special teams value, and Hanson allowed a couple of catches to Patriots second-string slot receiver Julian Edelman in Monday night's preseason game. "I think you play the best guy is what you do," Reid said. "Those guys are going after it. ... So we'll just leave that as an open competition."
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 04:58:00 PM

Eagles special teams coordinator Bobby April lists CB Brandon Boykin is the primary kickoff returner and WR Damaris Johnson as the punt returner early in camp.

Impressive undrafted rookie CB Cliff Harris is also in the mix for both jobs. Although Boykin is essentially assured of a roster spot as a fourth-rounder, April can "definitely" envision coach Andy Reid keeping Johnson or Harris purely for return purposes. We suspect WR Chad Hall's roster spot is in jeopardy.
Source: CSN Philly
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 02:55:00 PM

Rookie Brandon Boykin is expected to enter training camp as the Eagles' nickel corner and primary kick returner.

Boykin, a fourth-round pick out of Georgia, has the look of a draft steal. He's already put Joselio Hanson's roster spot in jeopardy and projects to have an immediate impact in the return game. If not for a fractured leg sustained during the Senior Bowl, Boykin may have been a second-round selection.
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 08:46:00 AM

Eagles special teams coach Bobby April was "shocked" to find CB Brandon Boykin still available in the fourth round of the draft.

April refreshingly concedes his kickoff- and punt-return units were "terrible" last season. Boykin, Georgia's all-time leader in kickoff-return yards (2,663) and TDs (4), is considered the early favorite as return specialist. Undrafted rookie WR Damaris Johnson, the NCAA's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (7,796) and kickoff-return yards (3,417), is also making a strong run.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 11:42:00 AM

Eagles signed fourth-round CB Brandon Boykin to a four-year contract.

Though built compactly, Boykin stands just 5'9/183 and got injured during the 2012 Senior Bowl, hurting his draft stock. On game tape, he was a late first- to second-round player. Boykin was Georgia's all-time leader in kick return yardage and also returned a punt return for a touchdown. He'll vie for both of those roles in Philly, and may be the team's long-term slot corner.
Fri, May 11, 2012 05:11:00 PM

Fourth-round pick Brandon Boykin will be in the mix to return kicks for the Eagles.

"He's going to get a chance (to be our kick returner)," coach Andy Reid said. "(Special teams coordinator) Bobby (April) had him as his top combo guy." Boykin, a homerun hitting punt returner at Georgia, will also chip as a nickel corner. Dion Lewis will be his main competition for kick return duties.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 02:42:00 PM

Eagles selected Georgia CB Brandon Boykin with the No. 123 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Widely viewed as a second-round talent, Boykin fell to the late fourth after suffering a fractured leg in the Senior Bowl. He was, however, healthy enough to work out for teams earlier this month. Although Boykin is a physical corner who can play inside or outside, he tackles poorly and struggles to fight off blocks. Considering his size limitations and the Eagles' secondary needs, he's ticketed for the slot corner role while also contributing as an ace special teamer and returner.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 01:23:00 PM

One team source told Sporting News that his club has a higher on-field draft grade on Georgia CB Brandon Boykin than Janoris Jenkins.

The team source explained that Boykin graded out higher regardless of off-the-field concerns. When you do factor in character concerns, we wouldn't be shocked to see Boykin picked before Jenkins, likely in Friday's second round. Boykin is squeaky-clean off the field, and a more physical corner than Jenkins.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 04:59:00 PM

Sporting News' Russ Lande ranks Georgia CB Brandon Boykin as the third best cornerback in the 2012 draft.

Lande has Mo Claiborne and Dre Kirkpatrick at Nos. 1 and 2. South Carolina's Stephon Gilmore is all the way down at No. 6 in Lande's rankings, behind the top three, Janoris Jenkins, and UCF's Josh Robinson. Boykin is a physical slot corner type with difference-making punt return value. Lande compares him to Antoine Winfield, who is similarly undersized and covers the slot.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 01:15:00 PM

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