Some Texas fans will talk about senior cornerback Kris Boyd as a potential early round pick, but he has a few different things to prove this fall. Boyd somewhat frequently can get beat over the top, despite usually solid play in pass coverage. He’ll need to improve that aspect of his game to see a rise in his stock.
The good thing going for Boyd was his performance last season overall. He set a career high in pass deflections, total tackles, and interceptions. He was one of the four Texas defensive backs that reeled in two interceptions last season. Boyd could also be one of those defensive backs that picks up for the loss of DeShon Elliott.
Last year, Boyd also had a whopping 15 pass deflections and 54 total tackles. Boyd was put in a bigger role last year in the first year under Herman and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. We’ll see how he fares with another big role in his final year of his college career.
A similar showing to last season and Boyd will find himself getting a lot of hype as an immediate plug and play cornerback for the NFL. If he elevates his performance from a season ago, that type of excitement surrounding his draft stock will get even better. He’s a big time defensive back that needs to prove a few things to the NFL on and off the field.