Former Notre Dame football wide receiver Miles Boykin should draw plenty of attention in the NFL Draft. One team, in particular, could use his talents.
Earlier this month, Miles Boykin announced he would forgo his 5th year and enter the NFL Draft. Boykin’s breakout moment at Notre Dame was undoubtedly a spectacular catch in the Music City Bowl against LSU. He followed that up with a solid senior season, totaling 59 catches for 872 yards and 8 touchdowns. All three of those stats led the team.
Growing up idolizing Calvin Johnson, at 6’4, 225lbs, Boykin figures to receive plenty of NFL attention. Boykin is close to Johnson in height (one inch shorter) and is similar in measurements to the Chargers’ Mike Williams.
There aren’t many skill players in the NFL that are as big as Boykin, and that will definitely be a plus. There’s a few teams that could definitely use a tall playmaker that can become a number one receiver, but one sticks out above the rest that I’ve watched up close all year: The Buffalo Bills.
The Bills desperately need help at the receiver position, perhaps more than any other NFL team. Earlier this season, they cut a pair of receivers, Andre Holmes and Kelvin Benjamin.
Like Boykin, Benjamin was supposed to be a tall downfield threat that can take the ball away from any cornerback.
That’s exactly what Boykin brings to the table. Boykin’s quickness and hand strength is no secret to Irish fans, who have watched him become the top receiver on the team in his first full season of action.
The Bills ranked 31st in receiving and second year quarterback Josh Allen would definitely benefit from having a receiver like Boykin, especially considering all of the drops the Bills offense suffered this season.
The Bills current receiver group features Zay Jones (who is currently the number one receiver), Robert Foster, and Deonte Thompson. The biggest of that group is Jones, who stands at 6’2″ and 200 pounds. There’s no doubt that Boykin could do something that Kelvin Benjamin couldn’t do: Instantly be a difference maker and become the number one receiver on the team.