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TCU senior QB Trevone Boykin said that he doesn't think injuries to several key wide receivers will slow down the offense.

"I don't feel like it’ll slow us down at all. We really have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. You can’t complain about it," said Heisman candidate Boykin. The key injured receivers in question are Josh Doctson and Deante' Gray. Doctson is nursing an undisclosed injury that's limited him in camp, but he's expected to play in Thursday's season-opener against Minnesota. Gray is far more of a question mark, having undergone knee surgery in the spring. He's been labeled as "doubtful" for the match-up with the Gophers. Boykin spoke to the idea that other players will come through when needed. Senior receiver Kolby Listenbee could be that man, as he offers insane down-the-field measurables (a former track star, he's been clocked at 10.04 seconds in the 100-meter dash) and averaged 18.4 YPC in 2014.
Sep 2 - 4:54 PM

TCU senior edge rusher James McFarland is a notable absence on TCU's depth chart for Thursday's season-opener against Minnesota.

TCU HC Gary Patterson had previously indicated that two defensive players would not suit up for the game, but he declined to give names, saying that Minnesota HC Jerry Kill "knows enough already." With McFarland and DeShawn Raymond not listed on the team's season-opening depth chart, the cat's likely clawed free from the bag. The bigger loss of the two would be the 6-foot-3, 255-pound McFarland, who led the Horned Frogs with seven sacks a season ago and finished with a flourish against Ole Miss to earn MVP honors at the Peach Bowl. The reason McFarland and Raymond were left off the depth chart has not been disclosed, though the most obvious explanation would be injury-based.
Sep 2 - 4:41 PM

TCU senior QB Trevone Boykin struggled versus Minnesota last season, the same team he opens the 2015 calendar against.

Per the people at CFB Film Room, Boykin only completed 5 of 17 attempts 10-plus yards downfield, which was his worst percentage of the season. The game took place in week two last season, so perhaps Boykin had not hit his stride, but no one would call the TCU passer "efficient."
Sep 2 - 1:19 PM

Six of TCU senior WR Josh Doctson's eight red zone receptions ended in touchdowns during the 2014 season, according to CFB Film Room.

Doctson caught 20 total touchdowns last season on 63 grabs with no drops. He and quarterback Trevone Boykin have excellent chemistry and play off each other's strengths. Doctson, however, has dealt with offseason injuries, including a broken hand during the spring and an undisclosed injury as of late.
Aug 31 - 9:08 AM

TCU senior WR Deante' Gray was labeled "doubtful" for the team's season-opening game against Minnesota.

Gray underwent knee surgery after suffering a non-contact injury in the spring. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior hauled in 36 passes last season, good for 582 yards and eight touchdowns. The speedy slot receiver posted his biggest game against Texas Tech in late October, totaling 165 yards and two touchdowns on four catches. There's no timetable for his return, though he should see action some time this fall.
Aug 29 - 5:05 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson praised senior S Derrick Kindred's expanded voice in the locker room, noting that "he's been a leader, he's made plays."

"I played my freshman year. I feel like I had to grow up very quick," said Kindred, who added that TCU "[has] a chance to be faster, stronger. But it’s not even about that. It’s all about how you mentally prepare each week and how you study your opponent." The 5-foot-10, 210-pound senior started all 13 of the Horned Frogs' games last season while tallying 80 tackles and four interceptions. Quarterback Trevone Boykin has nicknamed him "Peanut."
Aug 29 - 4:50 PM

TCU redshirt senior WR Josh Doctson is expected to play versus Minnesota in the season opener despite being limited in preseason camp with an undisclosed injury.

Doctson is TCU's top receiving option, and his skills match up well with Trevone Boykin's strengths. Doctson broke his hand during spring camp and has missed time with another injury, so his offseason has been spotty. He might be the top contested catch receiver in the country in terms of acrobatic plays. Doctson can threaten defenses with three routes: slant, vertical and comeback.
Aug 27 - 9:11 AM

TCU redshirt senior WR Josh Doctson "has tons of speed and quickness," according to the National Football Post's Eric Saltzman.

"He has a great release, and when not being pressed at the line of scrimmage, can reach his top speed in just a few steps," he wrote. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound wideout hauled in 65 receptions for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014. "The Horned Frog receiver also has an ability to make some spectacular catches," Saltzman wrote. "He might not be as refined a route runner as some other receivers, but he has the quickness to become one with some additional coaching." TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline recently reported that "a number of scouts believe he is the top receiver from the senior class."
Aug 24 - 9:43 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter projects TCU senior edge rusher James McFarland as a 3-4 OLB in the NFL.

"Like most TCU ends, he plays standing up and with his hand on the ground, but his NFL future is as a 3-4 strong-side linebacker," Reuter wrote. "McFarland has some quickness to get around blockers, as well as the punch and long arms to get leverage against run plays." Despite not starting all of last year, McFarland led TCU with seven sacks, adding 12 tackles for loss. "Sometimes he uses that leverage to drive his man straight into the quarterback," Reuter wrote. "With another productive season of using that strength to his full advantage, scouts will believe he can play right away."
Source: NFL.com
Aug 22 - 10:57 PM

In its latest Heisman odds, sportsbook Bovada has ranked TCU redshirt senior QB Trevone Boykin as co-favorite with Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott.

Both Boykin and Elliott are listed as 5/1 favorites by the sportsbook, with J.T. Barrett (9/1), Nick Chubb (12/1) and Leonard Fournette (12/1) rounding out the current Top-5. There's no denying that the Horned Frogs' redshirt senior gunslinger is an athletic freak, having thrown for 3,714 yards and 30 touchdowns last season while rushing for 642 yards and eight scores. It's important to keep in mind that Boykin remains a work-in-progress, though. That might lead to a Heisman showing, but he still has work to do as a passer.
Aug 19 - 7:07 PM

ESPN's Phil Steele ranks TCU redshirt senior QB Trevone Boykin as the No. 2 preseason Heisman candidate.

Boykin checks in behind only Cody Kessler. "How do you get to be the preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy?" Steele wrote. "You start all 13 games, lead your team to 12 wins, have the No. 2 scoring offense and the No. 5 overall offense and -- oh, by the way -- your team returns a total of nine offensive players." Boykin threw for 3,714 yards and 30 touchdowns and rushed for 642 yards and eight scores last year. He has a receiver's athleticism and is still improving as a thrower.
Aug 17 - 3:50 PM

TCU senior WR Kolby Listenbee "flashes big play ability but needs to up his production a bit," notes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Pauline added that he "like[s] the potential" of the Horned Frogs' playmaker. The analyst grades Listenbee as a preseason Rd. 5 prospect. "Listenbee offers terrific measurables and the talent to line-up as a third receiver on Sunday," he wrote. The 6-foot-1, 183-pounder has the fastest time amongst college football players in the 100-meter dash (10.04 seconds). He recorded 38 receptions for 709 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Aug 16 - 10:24 PM

TCU redshirt senior WR Josh Doctson is a "reliable wide out who displays solid run after the catch skill," TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline observes.

"Doctson lacks elite size/speed numbers which will push him out of the top 40 selections, though a number of scouts believe he is the top receiver from the senior class," Pauline wrote. Last season, the TCU prospect posted just the second 1,000-yard receiving season in Horned Frogs history. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound wideout hauled in 65 receptions for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014.
Aug 14 - 2:06 PM

TCU redshirt senior WR Josh Doctson has been limited in preseason practice with an undisclosed injury.

Doctson broke his hand during spring activities and missed most of those reps. At the school's media days Doctson stated he was fully healthy, but something must have transpired since. "He’s still practicing a little bit," head coach Gary Patterson said. Hopefully the injury does not last long, as Docston is one of the better receivers in the country.
Aug 12 - 10:10 AM

Per NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, TCU senior WR Kolby Listenbee "must demonstrate sufficient physicality and consistent hands to earn high grades from NFL teams."

The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Listenbee very well could be the fastest player in all of college football. He had the fastest time amongst football players in the 100-meter dash (10.04 seconds), the second fastest in the 200-meter dash (20.61) and was an All-American last year in the 4x100 relay. "That speed jumps out on film," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 10 - 8:15 PM


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