Last week we covered one of TCU's stars that has decided to make the jump early to the NFL, and now, we cover the other.
Josh Boyce decided to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft, leaving TCU after a season where he set the single-season record for receptions by a TCU receiver with 66. however unlike Stansly Maponga, Boyce has already received his degree.
Boyce holds the school record for most receiving touchdowns in a career with 22, and is second behind Mike Renfro in both receptions (161) and yards (2,535).
Boyce stands at 6'0" and weights around 205 pounds, and is currently rated as the 15th best wide receiver in this draft class, according to CBSSports.com. He doesn't have elite top end speed, but he's still very fast. Evidence of this lies in his 94 yard touchdown catch against West Virginia, where he got behind the defense, stopped to catch the ball, and then still outran everyone to the endzone. Let's not forget about his incredible hands, either. He gets his hands out to meet the ball, and his strength takes over from there. See: Boise State two-point conversion, 2011.
Projected Round: 5th
Possible Teams: Chiefs, Browns, Bills
Current NFL Player Comparison: Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
While Lloyd has better top end speed than Boyce, both have very strong hands, and are good route runners. I would have liked to see Boyce come back for his final year of eligibility for selfish reasons, but I also think he could have significantly improved his draft stock.
After all, despite his record setting season, it was a quiet second half, thanks to the change at quarterback for the Frogs.
If he shows well, he may get taken in the 4th, but again, this is an incredibly deep draft for wide receivers.
Stansly Maponga (2/14/13)
Corey Fuller (2/12/13)
Skye Dawson (1/31/13)
Blaize Foltz (1/28/13)
Matthew Tucker (1/24/13)
Kenny Cain (1/22/13)