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Josh Boyd | Defensive Lineman

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 310
College: Mississippi State
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Coach Mike McCarthy thinks second-year DL Josh Boyd is capable of taking a "huge step" in 2014.
"I think Josh definitely has the flexibility," McCarthy said. "He's shown he can play the nose. He needs to take a huge step, and I think he'll be one of those players that does in his second year." Boyd, the 167th pick last April, played just 114 defensive snaps as a rookie. But with free agents B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett expected to move on, Boyd and Datone Jones will take on increased roles. Feb 25 - 11:09 AM

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The Packers are giving fifth-round DL Josh Boyd a look at five-technique and nose tackle in their rookie minicamp.

The No. 167 overall pick, Boyd will spend his first year developing behind contract-year starters B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett. The Packers plan to use Boyd at end in their base defense, and move him inside as a nickel pass rusher. It's a role that nearly every lineman is asked to do in Dom Capers' 3-4 scheme.
Source: packers.com
Sat, May 11, 2013 07:26:00 PM

Packers signed fifth-round DT Josh Boyd to a four-year contract.

At 6-foot-3, 310, Boyd possesses size to play five technique or nose tackle in Green Bay's 3-4. Boyd will develop behind B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, and first-round pick Datone Jones. Raji and Pickett are entering contract years.
Fri, May 10, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Packers selected Mississippi State DL Josh Boyd with the No. 167 overall pick.

Boyd (6-foot-3, 310) was a 3 1/2-year starter for the Bulldogs, recording 33 tackles -- 2.5 for a loss -- and 1.5 sacks as a senior, also blocking one kick. He ran 5.14 at the Combine before pumping 32 reps on the bench. Boyd flashed penetrating, three-technique type ability in the SEC, but was an inconsistent performer and lacks explosive measurables. Along with Mike Daniels, Boyd is a penetrator who might win with hand use and leverage.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 03:36:00 PM