New York Jets Select – Tajh Boyd Quarterback Clemson

With the 213th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the New York Jets selected Tajh Boyd, Quarterback, Clemson. 

The New York Jets finally addressed the quarterback position in the late sixth round with Tajh Boyd. Boyd and the Jets had been linked from early in the draft season.

Combine Numbers

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 222 lbs
  • 40: 4.84 seconds
  • Vertical Jump: 30.5 inches

Pros

Good footwork. Has a tremendous arm and shows the touch to excel on the deep ball. Very athletic. Threat to pass and run on bootlegs and broken plays. Has extensive experience in a tough conference. High character. Team leader.

Cons

Struggles to maintain healthy playing weight. Inconsistent decision making. Some question wether his production was inflated due to the presence of Sammy Watkins, Martavis Bryant, and DeAndre Hopkins. Struggles to look off defensive backs and will telegraph his throw. Despite arm strength, his deep passes tend to tail off.

Conclusion

Tajh Boyd is an interesting option for the New York Jets. He needs a lot of refinement but could be the team’s long term backup quarterback. He can make plays with his arm and legs. Having that level of college experience in a back up quarterback is ieal.

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Author: Cole Patterson

Cole has attended American University in Washington DC and is currently completing a double major in history and global communications at Ramapo College in Northern NJ. He has served as an NFL Analyst for a local DC radio show, Fanatic Radio. He lives and dies with the New York Jets. Cole will help lead Jets coverage and analysis.

  • Freddie Mac

    Throw-away pick. Won’t beat out Simms. Way too inconsistent and bad mechanics.

  • He’s a winner and has the tools…worth the chance.

  • Frank Antonelli

    He was ranked the 10th best player available in April 2013 by NFLDraftScout.com! This is why rankings that far out are worthless. Everyone said the Jets should throw last year in order to pick one of the great QBs in this year’s draft. LOL. I think that Geno is a better prospect than any of this year’s “great class” of QBs.

    http://www.orangeandwhite.com/news/2013/apr/29/website-tabs-tajh-boyd-sammy-watkins-top-15-picks/