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#20 John Boyett, S Oregon Ducks

HGT: 5-10     WGT: 204

YR: Sr.             Pos:  S

 

Notables:

  • 3 year starter
  • Missed all of 2012 with injury
  • 108 Tackles in 2011
  • Biggest games in 2011 came in the “Big Game” vs LSU (14 Tackles) & vs Wisconsin (17   Tackles)
  • SI.com 2nd Team All American in 2010

Pros:

  • Exceptional natural instinct in the open field versus the pass
  • Instinctive in anticipatory reading of plays/routes in the passing game
  • Knows how to make plays on the ball
  • Good quick footwork when in pass coverage
  • Although not a great hitter, can pile up tackles in a game

Cons:

  • Needs to add weight
  • Listed at 5’10” could be shorter when measured by scouts
  • Could improve man to man coverage
  • At times he sits and waits for the ball carrier as opposed to attacking
  • Takes himself out of the play at times with bad angles

Thoughts: (Before Injury)

I believe Boyett will have another great year at the safety position for Oregon. He is definitely an All-American caliber safety on the college level. Boyett should be the next Duck’s defensive back to head to the NFL. In order for him to raise his stock in the 2013 draft he needs to add more weight while maintaining or increasing speed. Also, during the season he needs to show he can read run more quickly and fill a gap. Boyett needs to show more aggression on point of attack when tackling ball carriers. Some NFL teams should be willing to overlook his height disadvantage for his on field performance. If he improves the things he needs to work on and maintains the skills he is already good at, he will succeed on the next level if giving the chance.

 

Watch Boyett in action!      http://youtu.be/glVeOKBqDnw

 

 #20 John Boyett, S,  Oregon