In the 4th round of the 2012 draft, with the 123rd overall selection the Philadelphia Eagles picked Brandon Boykin, a 5-9, 182 corner from Georgia.
Boykin is a tremendously versatile athlete and the Eagles were widely hailed for the selection, including the fact that the pickup was a tremendous value. NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks calls Boykin a “multidimensional weapon,” an intriguing possibility for the Eagles’ secondary.
Head coach Andy Reid’s said the following about Boykin after the draft:
“Brandon is really a dual role position player in that he can play corner and he can play also the inside/nickel position. He’s done those both at a high-level of competition at the college level. Add to that he was a returner. He was one of the best dual returners in college football this year, so we welcome that skill onto our football team. I think sometimes that is a skill that gets neglected in this is the return part of it.”
To demonstrate Boykin’s athleticism and versatility, he played a num...