TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin opens the 2015 season as one of the top Heisman Trophy favorites. He is an exceedingly athletic QB with a rifle for an arm. More importantly than winning a Heisman, Boykin intends to lead TCU to an NCAA National Championship in 2015. This year, TCU opens the season as the No.2 team in the country. So, if they go undefeated, it’s extremely unlikely they’ll be kept out of the college football playoff again this season. Many NFL scouts are not completely sold on Boykin, but he’s already projecting as high first-round pick for the 2016 NFL Draft. Let’s take a closer look at Trevone Boykin’s talent:

Name: Trevone Boykin
College: Texas Christian University
Year: Senior
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 208
40-yard dash: 4.53
Projected Round in NFL Draft: 1

2012 Statistics
Passing
Attempts: 292 Completions: 167 Completion %: 57.2 Yards: 2054 Touchdowns: 15 Interceptions: 10 Rating: 126.4

Rushing
Attempts: 127 Yards: 417 Yards Per Carry: 3.3 Long: 42 Touchdowns: 3

2013 Statistics
Passing
ATT: 176 Comp: 105 Comp%: 59.7 YDS: 1198 TDs: 7 INTs: 7 Rating: 122.0

Rushing
ATT: 105 YDS: 313 YPC: 3.0 LNG: 30 TDs: 7

2014 Statistics
Passing
ATT: 492 Comp: 301 Comp%: 61.2 YDS: 3901 TDs: 33 INTs: 10 Rating: 145.9

Rushing
ATT: 152 YDS: 707 YPC: 4.7 LNG: 34 TDs:8

Strengths

  • Great athlete
  • Excellent runner
  • Keep eyes downfield and looks to throw first
  • Strong arm
  • Ability to escape pressure in the pocket
  • Nice touch
  • Great deep ball
  • Poised in the pocket

Weaknesses

  • Does not play in pro-style offense
  • Could improve foot work
  • Accuracy can be inconsistent occasionally
  • Holds on to the ball too long at times
  • Needs to go through progressions and not lock in on one target
  • Risks injury and fumbles when running

Summary

Boykin is a supremely talented kid but will have to overcome his lack of experience under center. His ability to run will either garner attention or scare people off. It has been proven that a QB that can run and make plays can lead you to a Super Bowl, however, we have also seen quarterbacks deal with numerous injuries because of their reckless abandon when they take off. As long as he doesn’t fall flat on his face this season, look for Boykin to be near the top of the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s explosive and can make all the throws. Pair that with his ability to run and you have quite the playmaker. Sure, his fundamentals and awareness could use some development, but that’s not a deal breaker. This is the case with many young QBs. He’ll hope to be holding a crystal football and a bronze statue in January. Many consider him the odds on favorite for both.

Draft Range: Early First

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About The Author Mark Morales-Smith

Long time fantasy football and basketball player. Favorite sports teams include Dolphins, Hurricane Football, Cavs, Bearcats Bball, Devils, Braves.