Prospect Profiles: The Quarterbacks

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Tajh Boyd

Boyd has that mobility factor that many teams are looking for in a quarterback now that 49ers, Redskins, and Seahawks, are having so much success with Kaepernik, Griffin III, and Wilson. Boyd lead Clemson to an Orange Bowl victory last season capping off a pretty good college career.

The 6’1 222-lbs quarterback threw for 3,851 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while holding a 68.5% completion percentage. Boyd was the first quarterback in ACC history with 30-plus touchdown passes in three seasons and set an ACC record with 107 career touchdown passes.

Boyd is accurate with the short and intermediate throws but can also launch the ball down the field. As mentioned earlier, he has the ability to escape pressure and extend the play with his legs and deal with pressure well. He also has good intangibles, he is a good leader and has good character, exactly what you would want from a starting quarterback.

His weaknesses come from his height, or lack thereof, he could improve his accuracy, and didn’t take a lot of snaps under center.

Verdict: Ok Fit

Boyd has good character and has what it takes to be a starting quarterback. If Boyd drops to the third round and falls to St. Louis’ lap, they would almost certainly have to take him.