The 2019 NFL Draft could see two players from the Horns at the cornerback position get selected at some point during the seven rounds. If nothing else, at least one of the two starting senior corners for the Horns will get selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. Those two key defensive backs will be a part of a huge matchup in the Sugar Bowl between the Georgia receiving corps and Texas secondary.
That group of two senior corners from Texas football includes Kris Boyd and Davante Davis. Boyd is the premier cornerback prospect of this group, and he’ll need to prove himself in the midst of a bright spotlight in the Sugar Bowl against a deep Georgia receiving corps. Boyd gets to match up with the likes of Riley Ridley and Terry Godwin from the Dawgs.
Most of the knocks on Boyd are on his ability to cover the deep ball, taking unnecessary penalties, and a lack of fundamental tackling in the open field. The confusing part about all of those issues for Boyd is that only one plagues him consistency. Boyd gets beat deep frequently and needs to fix that as he takes his game to the next level.
However, the measurables for Boyd are elite and will be a focal point for NFL scouts come the next NFL Combine. Both Boyd and Davis have measurables that would be ideal for most NFL scouts out of a cornerback. Boyd is a 6-foot-0 and nearly 200 pound cornerback that has elite leaping ability and strength. Davis is a sizable 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds with a physical nature that could benefit him in the NFL. The factors that set Boyd apart compared to Davis are his speed and agility that could make him a solid cornerback immediately in the NFL.