Top Five Senior QB Rankings
4. Tajh Boyd (Clemson)
To be honest, Tajh Boyd is a tough read for me because of the system he runs at Clemson. I’ve watched and charted every throw of his featured in DB’s video archive, and only three passes thrown over 20 yards were “on a rope”; the rest were primarily 50/50 balls tossed up to two potential first round receivers. I’m not sure if that’s what he’s taught to do, but it’s not going to be that easy at the next level.
Boyd is very efficient, especially in the red zone, but he takes too many hits on run plays — it’s rare to see an elite college quarterback run as many dives as he does — as well as an inordinate number of sacks, which may not all be his fault. If you tally up all of Boyd’s hits on those types of plays and project his 2013 numbers, he would have been the second most hit quarterback in the 2012 class.
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