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2019 Third Round Pick (#93) - Miles Boykin - WR - Notre Dame

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NFL.com Scouting Report

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Lingering on his tape can cause excessive focus on his inconsistencies and areas of improvement, but projecting his traits with additional coaching makes more sense. Boykin's size, length and athleticism offers exciting potential as an outside receiver with mismatch potential, but he will have to learn how to counter press, improve his routes and become more competitive when the ball is in the air. His size won't matter if he doesn't learn to impose it on others. If that happens, he'll become an eventual starter with a high ceiling.
Strengths
  • Rare size and length
  • Loose hips with long, strides to get on top of cornerbacks quickly
  • Athleticism and body control to pivot and twist for back shoulder catches
  • Adequate sink to drop, anchor and present
  • Meets throws with good arm extension away from his body
  • Size causes cornerbacks to panic and interfere downfield
  • High-point will be highest on the field
  • Tape full of leaping grabs
  • Traits to become more efficient as intermediate route-runner
  • Could become very good blocker with more play strength
Weaknesses
  • Hasn't learned to counter press jabs with his hands
  • Allows press corners to grind on him
  • Stride length limits burst out of the top of his route
  • Needs to finish his in-breaking routes
  • Below-average downfield adjustments
  • Cornerbacks are allowed to crowd his chest
  • Needs more aggressiveness and play strength
  • Catch focus runs hot and cold
  • Limited yardage after the catch on levels 1 and 2.

 

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Some cut'-ups of games to watch for those interested

Florida State (2018) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGr6K0VUS3U

Clemson (2018) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_ifl_QHkBg

Vanderbilt (2018) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj5MhBJXD3Q

Northwestern (2018) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8E7mWZIGbw

Stanford (2018) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IomAU3hbx9c

 

According to at least one scouting report I've seen, the Stanford game is his best, and the Vanderbilt one his worst

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For the combine junkies, Boykin tied with Emanuel Hall for the best vertical jump at 43.5 inches, was second behind Hall (141 inches) in the broad jump with 140 inches, and first in the 3-cone drill with a 6.77 second time. That's insane for a dude his size. Third in the 20 yard shuttle too. Only 9th in the 40 with a 4.42, but there was some serious speed at the top this year. 

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I never saw the athleticism or speed from him in the games I watched. More like a player who will make a leaping grap and fall to the ground or get tackled, than a YAC guy.

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Most likely going to bust.

Trash breakout age, and unlike Hollywood he doesn't have an excuse. No prolific offense or JUCO history for him.

Dude redshirted 2015 and it still took him 2 years after to reach a season over 300 yards. That is a horrible sign.

Support him, but don't get your hopes up.

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I also want to say that the Ravens absolutely need guys that can win their 1-on-1 matchups at the skill positions. Especially on the outside. It's more important now with Lamar coming up than ever before. He has the safety blankets. The tight ends and Snead fill that role more than adequately. Get him some guys that strike fear in secondaries. Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin are definitely that. 

It didn't seem like Boykin would have been a guy all that high on Baltimore's board, but it makes sense. This wide receiver group is exciting now. And we'll still probably get to see more snaps for Chris Moore early on while the rookies earn their snaps. Well, mostly Boykin. Brown is getting on the field. 

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Looking at Boykin’s tape against Vanderbilt. He’s a very active blocker with nice physicality and grit. Has to be one of the best blocking receivers in this class.

I see a big guy with very slippery movement skills. His hands seem natural.

What I don’t like is that he doesn’t have ideal body control nor the physicality you look for out of a big receiver when it comes to the catch point. He also didn’t show great route running.

Lastly athleticism does show up on tape. Very fluid and natural mover with legit 4.4 speed on the field. His natural athleticism is also strengthened by the fact that he delivers a very good get off compliments due to his quickness.

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This guy supposedly ran a 4.4 or 4.5 at the combine, but watching those highlights he's maybe a 4.9 speed guy on the field. But I'm cool with it - he's a big WR who can block and catch. We need that.

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Incredibly well spoken for a receiver, seems pretty bright at least. That paired with his athleticism gives me some measure of hope. Apparently he's been training with Anquan too. His breakout age is never going to not be terrifying though.

 

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1 hour ago, berlin calling said:

he got good hands thats all i care for xD

Thee biggest of facts. I'm amp'd because the boy can catch. While I wanted Manuel Hall, I'm not upset at all with this signing.

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