LANDOVER MD - SEPTEMBER 06: Wide reciever #81 Jarrett Boykin celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the Boise State Broncos at FedExField on September 6 2010 in Landover Maryland. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
Throughout the day I'm going to look at a couple of the Jaguars draft picks and/or undrafted free agents and try to get a local perspective on the players. By local, I mean getting a scouting report from the other bloggers on the SB Nation network who have watched and covered these players during their tenure in college.
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed undrafted free agent wide receiver Jarrett Boykin out of Virginia Tech over the weekend, who I think has a solid chance to make the Jaguars final roster. Boykin is a bigger receiver at 6'2 and 217 pounds, which is something the Jaguars are currently lacking. Boykin is the next rookie for the Jaguars that we're going to spot light a little bit and I've employed the services of Josh Parcell from SB Nation's Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country to giving us a little scouting report on Boykin.
Jarrett Boykin isn't going to blow you away with athleticism, but he's a physical receiver who runs good routes and plays the ball very well in the air. His gigantic hands were well documented, and he rarely, if ever, dropped a ball thrown his way. He is very adept at stealing a few yards after the catch even if he's not going to take many balls to the house. Overall, he's a hard worker whose ceiling is probably as a number three receiver.
I've said before on twitter that Boykin reminds me of a more athletic Ernest Wilford with much better hands. As Parcell mentioned, he's probably not going to be a starting caliber receiver, but if he can be a big body that picks up first downs and moves the chains, he'll have a shot to make the roster.