New York Jets Select – Tajh Boyd Quarterback Clemson

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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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