With 10 days to go before players with NCAA eligibility remaining must declare their intentions for the NFL draft, Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd remains undecided.
Boyd’s father, Tim Boyd, told the Post and Courier that Tajh has been told NFL teams view him as a third-round prospect. Tim said Tajh is still making up his mind but leaning toward staying in school.
Tajh has previously said he has ambitions to win the Heisman Trophy as a senior, and that he’d only leave early if he expected to be a “top tier” pick.
Despite the success of Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, at least some NFL teams remain unconvinced about short quarterbacks: There’s been talk that Boyd (who is listed at 6-foot-1) will be downgraded by NFL teams because of his height. But after Boyd went 36-for-50 for 346 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, while leading Clemson to a bowl win over a very talented LSU team, the talk that Boyd has what it takes to succeed in the NFL is starting to overshadow the talk about his height.
Now the question is whether Boyd wants to show that he has what it takes to succeed in the NFL in 2013, or in 2014.