The Patriots grabbed another receiver in Josh Boyce to start off Day 2 of the 2013 NFL Draft. (FILE:USPresswire)
After an interesting day two for the New England Patriots, they made their first selection on day three after taking Josh Boyce out of TCU in the 4th round (102nd overall).
Boyce becomes the second wide receiver taken so far during the 2013 NFL Draft, joining Aaron Dobson as another big physical edge receiver for Tom Brady to target this season.
According to several scouting reports he’s a guy who can play both in the slot as well as outside, which should allow the Patriots to use him to create match-up issues. Clearly New England is addressing what up to this point has been one of their biggest needs and it seems like they got decent value with this pick.
He probably would have gone higher, but he didn’t work out at his pro day after undergoing foot surgery following fracturing his pinkie toe at the NFL Combine.
The former Horned Frog caught 66 passes for 891 yards and 7 touchdowns last season.
Here’s a highlight of a 66yd touchdown he scored where he showed some pretty good elusiveness on a wide receiver screen, something as we know the Patriots do like to run here: