Clemson QB Tajh Boyd is Boosting NFL Draft Stock


Nov 14, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Clemson won 55-31. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

NFL scouts will not love the inconsistency of Tajh Boyd, the star quarterback at Clemson, but there’s no denying when he is on top of his game, there aren’t many better quarterbacks in college football. For a three game stretch against Boston College, Florida State, and Maryland, Boyd had just three touchdown passes and three interceptions, and looked, well, average at best.

In his last two games (@ Virginia, vs. Georgia Tech) Boyd has thrown for 717 yards, seven touchdowns, and just one interception. He has completed 44-of-55 passes in those two games, and especially against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, looked like the first round pick NFL scouts thought he could be.

For me, Boyd’s stock is really on the rise. Aside from that three game stretch where he disappeared, he’s been pretty stellar this season both throwing and running with the football.

I had previously penciled in Boyd for a top 10 pick in my earliest mock drafts, but it’s gotten to the point now where people feel like he is on the cusp of being a first round pick at all. Most scouts still feel like he is a first round pick, including both Rob Rang and Dane Brugler at my oft-referenced

Rang has Boyd going 12th overall to the Philadelphia Eagles, while Brugler has him going 32nd overall to the Kansas City Chiefs.

As a Broncos guy, I would not want Boyd on the Chiefs.

I think this is a young man with a bright NFL future and I absolutely think when all is said and done, he has the talent and skill-set to absolutely be a first round draft pick in the NFL. Right now his stock is on the rise, and he’s playing some of his best football of his college career the last two weeks.