Get to know the Patriots fourth-round draft picks
102nd overall: Josh Boyce
- Position: Wide Receiver
- School: TCU
- Height: 5-foot-11
- Weight: 206 pounds
Boyce has shown to be a very solid all around player during his career at TCU. As a sophomore, Boyce was named a first-team All-Mountain West Conference pick after leading the team in receptions (61), yards (998) and receiving touchdowns (nine). As a junior Boyce managed 66 catches for 891 yards, and seven touchdowns to build off of his sophomore season. He’s a big kid and has good instincts and very quick hands but scouts worry about the lack of quickness in his footwork, which could be a detriment at his position.
Boyce was not all too surprised to get the call from the Patriots having contacted them a few times before the draft and is excited to work with QB Tom Brady, having worked with great QB’s over his college career in Robert Griffin III and Andy Dalton. Boyce gave very short answers in his conference call after getting the news of his being drafted, but from what he has to say he seems like a smart kid who can learn on the go, and Brady certainly is the perfect teacher to learn from when it comes to having a successful career in the NFL.
“I don’t think it’s sunk in yet. I’m excited but it hasn’t really sunk in yet.” Boyce said.