Elite Athlete Boyd Looking For Roster SpotMay 15th, 2013
If rookie Bucs
camp meat? wide receiver Jheranie Boyd was at the NFL Scouting Combine, he would have turned heads during the glorified track meet.
But Boyd wasn’t there. He fell off the radar after being stifled by an ankle injury during his senior season at the University of North Carolina last year. The big receiver made up for it at his Pro Day and landed with the Bucs.
Former Ashbrook standout and University of North Carolina senior Jheranie Boyd continues to maintain his dream of playing in the NFL. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound wide receiver has plenty of reason to be optimistic after he impressed scouts and draft-evaluators at UNC’s recent pro day this past week.
Boyd posted a 41.5-inch vertical leap and an 11-foot broad jump. Both of those numbers would have tied him for second-best among all receivers at the NFL combine.
The quote above is from a feature on Boyd in the Gaston Gazette, which references Boyd’s 4.4 second time in the 40-yard dash.
There’s little doubt Boyd arrived in Tampa with a nod from former Tar Heels head coach Butch Davis, Greg Schiano’s somewhat covert advisor. Boyd did have a rare stat in college. Of his 44 career receptions, a whopping 13 were for touchdowns.
Joe has scant interest in little-known roster hopefuls, but there are spots to be won at wide receiver, and at least Boyd has the raw talent to play in the NFL.