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Jets add Tajh Boyd at end of sixth round

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Quarterback Tajh Boyd was off by a day and three rounds.

Last week, Boyd said that he thought he’d be selected before the third round came to an end on Friday night. Boyd wasn’t picked by that point, but he has now come off the board to the Jets at the end of the sixth round.

Boyd, who met with the Jets during the pre-draft period, is a mixed bag as a prospect. He flashed a strong arm at Clemson and helped fuel the rise of both DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins to the first round, but he’s a bit shorter and heavier than most quarterbacks you see at the NFL level. He can run well, but didn’t play in a pro-style offense and one could probably argue Hopkins and Watkins helped him get drafted at all.

At any rate, he’ll be bucking for the third quarterback job against Matt Simms this offseason and his overall athletic ability could give him a leg up in that matchup if the Jets deem it a better fit for an offense that will be run by either Geno Smith or Michael Vick.

Boyd was one of four sixth-round picks for the Jets on Saturday. They also added cornerback Brandon Dixon, wide receiver Quincy Enunwa and defensive lineman IK Enemkpali.

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20 Responses to “Jets add Tajh Boyd at end of sixth round”
  1. jimjets says: May 10, 2014 5:47 PM

    Yes I’m a homer and an eternal optimist but I’m proud of what we did this weekend. When does the season start ???

  2. deetrain11 says: May 10, 2014 5:48 PM

    Tajh Boyd doesn’t get enough credit, and is underrated in my view. Hopkins and Watkins DIDN’T throw the football to themselves…..for over
    a thousand yards and double digit td’s!!!!

  3. sportsnut101 says: May 10, 2014 5:48 PM

    Why didnt they take johnny football trade gino

  4. barrywhererufrom says: May 10, 2014 5:57 PM

    Was not happy with this pick..I wanted Manziel..nope..garrapolo..nope..metzenberger..nope..we get a qb from Clemson where ‘rexs son plays..I hate being a fan of this pathetic franchise.

  5. qdog112 says: May 10, 2014 5:58 PM

    I guess Watkins, Hopkins, Dwayne Allen, Ellington and Bryant threw all those passes to themselves.

    What a snub. Boyd was a top 5 QB in this draft, easily.

  6. ravenswhat says: May 10, 2014 6:17 PM

    This guy is better than Gino.

  7. willnit says: May 10, 2014 6:20 PM

    He’ll be starting as soon as Vick is out of the picture.

  8. jetfan74 says: May 10, 2014 6:24 PM

    I hope he comes in and shows that he is the real deal. Our Tom Brady. Yr or 2 to get the speed of the game should be all he needs. He can sling it and has mobility. He doesn’t get enough respect for what he did for his time at Clemson!!!!

  9. jayovalentine says: May 10, 2014 6:36 PM

    I’m not a fan of the Jets but this may end up being the steal of the draft in a few years. Vick has a tendency to get hurt in the middle of the season & Geno sucks in my opinion. Wait until preseason.

  10. judalation says: May 10, 2014 6:47 PM

    He has a beer belly… Why not loose 20 pounds and bulk up to become a faster running QB… We all know Sims sucks, Geno is soft, and Vick is made of Chinese porcelain.

  11. ryann252013 says: May 10, 2014 7:14 PM

    This guy was a total snub.

    Time and time again we realize that wide receivers are as good as the quarterback throwing them the ball. Look at Larry Fitz, Steve Smith (Giants), Plaxico Burress, etc. Give Tajh Boyd the time to learn unless he comes out of camp and surprises everyone. The Jets may have gotten a steal and John Idzik totally killed it this weekend. Feeling good! go jets!

  12. 49erfan44 says: May 10, 2014 7:20 PM

    Lose*

  13. realnflmaster says: May 10, 2014 7:27 PM

    Hope he can play receiver, because he can’t throw.

  14. themagicfanguy says: May 10, 2014 7:54 PM

    That’s funny. Fitz has produced great numbers with horrible QB’s, Smith had terrible injuries after leaving NY, Burress had years with bad QB’s as well. So…you really have no idea what you’re talking about I guess.

  15. campcouch says: May 10, 2014 8:36 PM

    They drafted their starting QB,because Boyd is way better than Vick or Smith right now.

  16. jman2020 says: May 10, 2014 9:49 PM

    Houston shouldve picked this guy up

  17. jrcoop says: May 10, 2014 10:48 PM

    Another fail at QB in the draft for the jets.

  18. Ferdinand says: May 11, 2014 11:16 AM

    You know, I think Boyd was the only QB draft prospect I never heard anything about during this absurdly long, drawn out draft wait. Strange that, after all the Heisman possibility talk a couple of years ago.

  19. wvufootball1976 says: May 11, 2014 12:13 PM

    Orange Bowl-Geno 70 Tajh 33

  20. wvufan82 says: May 13, 2014 10:40 AM

    Wait until you clowns see Geno with someone to throw to. Boyd is a prima donna with a beer gut and no work ethic. He’ll be lucky to beat out Simms

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