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.