Tajh Boyd: A Favorite Rookie and Potential New York Jet

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Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Usually when you want to write a blog about a player A, the normal routine is you include that players positives, and weigh them against the negatives. Sometimes however, you just want to write about your favorite player.  One of my favorite players in this year’s draft hands down is Tajh Boyd, quarterback of Clemson.  Make no mistake, I won’t say he’s the best quarterback, but for quality of watching a football game, I think Boyd is more fun to watch on Saturdays than Johnny Manziel, or any other for that matter.

I’ll start with what I like about the guy.  Boyd played high school football for his entire senior year with a torn ACL, and won a state championship.  That to me shows a love for the game that, I can’t find in other guys.  He then chose Clemson over higher ranked schools like Oregon and Ohio State.  Boyd’s started for three straight years, and improved every single year in completion percentage, passing yardage, touchdowns, and touchdown to interception ratio.  He’s probably won more games than any of the top names in the draft including Manziel, Bortles, Bridgewater, Carr.  I’d have to go back and check, but he’s in the 30+ win column. I also don’t think I’ve seen anyone with more of a desire to win than this guy.  I’m going to take you through a video and show you why.

This is the 2013 Chick-Fil-A Bow between  LSU and Clemson.  I loved this game so much I had to go back and take a few notes.  I’m going to highlight a few of the reasons he’s not the best, but also the reason he’s a guy you want on your team.

The LSU defense you see in this video has 1st round talents Eric Reid, Barkevious Mingo, 2nd round talents Kevin Minter and Benny Logan, and 3rd round picks like Sam Montgomery. Also playing in that game is this year’s top five safety Craig Loston.

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