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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Georgia CB Brandon Boykin

03.29.12 at 3:31 pm ET
By will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2012 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.


Position: Cornerback

School: Georgia

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 182 pounds

Achievements: All-SEC second team by Phil Steele and SEC coaches, Paul Hornung Award

What he brings: Boykin is a quick cornerback with superior athletic ability. He has been lauded for having great reaction speed and a tremendous physique, and he brings value as a return man. Scouts have noted Boykin’s strong football character and professionalism.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-4partly depending on his recovery from broken leg (see below)

Notes: In 14 games last season Boykin had 55 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. He also scored a rushing and receiving touchdown while playing offense. Boykin’s versatility doesn’t end there. He is Georgia’s all-time leader in kickoff return yards with 2,663. This total is second in SEC history, and he is the only player ever in the conference’s history with three 100-yard plays of any kind.

During a strong showing at the Senior Bowl, where many felt he improved his draft status, Boykin suffered a broken leg. He missed Georgia’s pro day on March 5 but scheduled an individual workout for April 9.

Video: Here is Boykin’s punt return for a touchdown in the Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State.

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