2015 NFL DRAFT

John Boyett, FS

School: Oregon  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Napa, CA
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 204 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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318147-FA
LATEST NEWS
04/10/2013 - Napa's John Boyett worked out for eight NFL teams today, running the 40-yard dash, catching passes and doing different drills in his Pro Day at Napa Memorial Stadium. Boyett, who starred at the University of Oregon as a free safety, was clocked at 4.57 in the 40. He also talked with scouts from each of the teams afterward. Officials from the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants were on the field to time and check out Boyett in the 45-minute workout.

Boyett looked sharp as he went through a battery of drills - backpedaling and cutting and catching passes thrown by Ted LeMasters, a former Napa High quarterback who played college baseball at Long Beach State and the University of San Francisco. Boyett said he still isn't at full strength, but was happy with the way everything went. He has been doing rehab and training six days a week. There was a light wind that he was running directly into. He caught each of the 11 passes thrown to him, sometimes having to react and run to a ball on the opposite side of the field.

"Everything I heard was great stuff," he said. "They were very surprised with how well I moved and they're excited to see what I do when I get into camp. "It felt great just to be out here on the football field. This field means a lot to me. Teddy came out here and helped me do a workout. It was just fun being out here. We have a lot of good memories in this stadium." Boyett has been medically cleared for workouts. "I was very happy just to come out here and just be able to run around a little bit, let alone impress the teams the way I did. They were very impressed with how fast I ran for only being a little over five months on a six-month recovery. In a month I'll be faster and better than I am right now." - Marty James, Napa Valley Register

03/15/2013 - 2013 Oregon Pro Day: Safety John Boyett, who missed virtually all of the 2012 season after undergoing surgery to repair partially torn patellar tendons in both knees, attended the workout but did not perform. He plans to work out for scouts on campus on April 10. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Medical watch: Entering 2012 with mostly second day draft grades from scouts, Oregon's John Boyett was viewed as one of the top safety prospects in the nation. However, he suffered an early season injury that required surgery on both knees, keeping him sidelined for his final season in Eugene. Boyett's pro future is a question mark at this point, and he'll need positive reviews from the medical staff in Indianapolis to help his draft chances. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/16/2012 - FS John Boyett will miss the rest of the season after electing to have knee surgery on both knees. The senior said he has been in pain for most of a year but was hoping to play through it. Boyett led the Ducks in tackles last season with 108. Along with Carson York, Boyett was one of two remaining starters from the 2010 Championship game. - College Injury Report

09/10/2012 - "The hope was, through different treatments and certain types of rehab during this past offseason, they would heal up and I'd be ready to go for my senior year. But unfortunately, it didn't work out as planned. I've been dealing with a tremendous amount of pain for a long time. At this time, I'm not able to play up to this level that I want to." The safety started the opener for Oregon against Arkansas State and hauled in an interception but was not seen practicing the following week and did not play in the program's recent victory over Fresno State. Boyett considered making himself available for the NFL Draft after the Rose Bowl but returned to school to finish out one of the most productive careers in Oregon history. Before his injury, CBSSports.com draft analysts rated him as a possible third-round pick. "I haven't thought about the future. All I'm worried about is getting healthy," he told the paper. "I'm just worried about trying to get back to 100 percent, trying to get healthy. I'm 100 percent confident that I will be back on the football field. It's just going to take a little bit of time. I'm going to do everything I can to get back to 100 percent." - Bryan Fischer, CBSSports.com

09/10/2012 - Preseason All-American John Boyett returned to Napa Sunday and will have surgery this week to repair partial tears of both patellar tendons. The procedure will end his 2012 season as the starting free safety for the nationally-ranked University of Oregon football team. Boyett, a Napa High School graduate and former Indians star, did not play in Saturday's 42-25 victory over Fresno State. He started the season opener and intercepted a pass in the second quarter during a 57-34 win over visiting Arkansas State. He traveled home from Eugene, Ore., Sunday with his father, Dan Boyett, a St. Helena High School assistant football coach. Dr. Neal ElAttrache, an orthopedic surgeon at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, will perform surgery on Wednesday. It's a six-month rehab process. ElAttrache is the head physician to the Los Angeles Dodgers. - Marty James, The Napa Valley Register

09/10/2012 - While the Pac-12 had a banner weekend on the field overall, one conference team ranked in the top five suffered a big blow at a key position, as Oregon learned that all-American safety John Boyett would need surgery to repair partial tears of both his patellar tendons, his hometown newspaper the Napa Valley Register reported. A senior, Boyett was named to the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the best defensive back in the country, and ranked fourth in the Pac-12 with 108 tackles last season. He was one of the stars in the Ducks' Rose Bowl win, a performance that included his career-high 17 tackles. The injury likely means the end of his career in Eugene unless he's granted a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA. According to the report, Boyett will have surgery to repair the tendons in Los Angeles on Wednesday. "I've had a lingering injury that I played through all last year," Boyett said in a statement. - Bryan Fischer, CBSSports.com

09/10/2012 - Despite a 42-25 victory over Fresno State, the Ducks received bad news over the weekend. Senior All-Conference free safety John Boyett will miss the remainder of the 2012 season because of nagging knee injuries, requiring surgery to repair tears in both patellar tendons. First reported by the Napa Valley Register, he returned to his hometown of Napa, Calif. on Sunday and revealed the news. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday with an estimated rehabilitation process of six months. After leading the Ducks in tackles last season, Boyett was named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list and several pre-season All-American lists. He has 10 interceptions over his career, including one last week in the season opening win over Arkansas State. Boyett did not play this past Saturday against Fresno State. Boyett read a statement on Sunday: "I've had a lingering injury that I played through all last year. The hope was, through different treatments and certain types of rehab during this past offseason, they would heal up and I'd be ready to go for my senior year. But unfortunately, it didn't work out as planned. I've been dealing with a tremendous amount of pain for a long time. At this time, I'm not able to play up to this level that I want to. Five different specialists from around the country have reviewed my MRIs and at this time surgery is needed." rior to the injury, Boyett was considered a third round pick and rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 4 rated free safety. A fifth-year senior, he didn't reveal if he would apply for a medical hardship waiver and another season of college eligibility or begin his pro career. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

09/09/2012 - Senior safety John Boyett, Oregon's leading tackler in 2011, will meet with a doctor this week to discuss the possibility of having season-ending knee surgery, multiple sources have told The Oregonian. Boyett did not play in No. 4 Oregon's 42-25 victory over Fresno State on Saturday. He instead watched in street clothes from the Autzen Stadium sideline, offering encouragement and slapping teammates on the helmets as they came off the field. Details of his knee injury are not known, but it is believed that Boyett has been bothered by the injury for some time. Boyett was given the option to have offseason knee surgery this year, but he declined, according to one source. If he is indeed lost for a significant period, it would be a major blow for Oregon's defense. In his fourth season as a starter, Boyett led the Ducks with 108 tackles last season in earning honorable mention All-America honors from one publication. He also led the Ducks in tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2009; he's Oregon's most experienced defensive player, with 36 career starts and 40 appearances overall. - Adam Jude, The Oregonian

09/02/2012 - John Boyett had his 10th career interception against Arkansas State and has at least one interception in each season with the Ducks.

08/15/2012 - Oregon senior free safety John Boyett laughed when informed that teammate Michael Clay had bestowed on him a new nickname: "Cerebral assassin." "He knows what offense they're about to run, and he just attacks," said Clay, a senior linebacker. "That's how he's led us the last three years in tackles." Boyett led the Ducks in tackles two of the past three seasons, but Clay's point is well taken. Boyett always seems to be around the ball. A starter since early in his redshirt freshman season of 2009, Boyett has experienced individual and team success. Oregon has been to three consecutive BCS bowl games with Boyett as one of the main cogs on defense. Heading into the 2012 season, Boyett anchors a defensive secondary that is loaded with experience. Among the starters, only rover Eddie Pleasant must be replaced, with juniors Avery Patterson and Brian Jackson in line to fill the void. Sophomore cornerbacks Terrance Mitchell, Troy Hill and Iko Ekpre-Olomu all have starting experience. "We've got a lot of great players starting up front with the D linemen, and going to the linebackers and secondary," Boyett said. "We've got a lot of good kids and guys that have played, and guys that understand what it takes to be successful." Boyett knows the keys to success. There is no one on the team who works harder or pays more attention to detail. "John loves football," coach Chip Kelly said. "He's just a gym rat, always in watching film, always trying to get better. A great kid to coach." - Gary Horowitz, The Statesman Journal

07/22/2012 - Top-five Oregon prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. FS John Boyett...Under Kelly, the Ducks have become famous for their breathtaking offensive firepower. However, throughout Kelly's tenure (and previously Mike Bellotti's, as well) Oregon's most consistent contributions to the NFL came from the defensive secondary. Since 2002, Oregon has had nine defensive backs selected in the NFL draft, including standout safeties Patrick Chung (New England Patriots), T.J. Ward (Cleveland Browns) and Jairus Byrd (Buffalo Bills). The physical and instinctive Boyett will be the next Duck defensive back to join the NFL. Boyett, who considered making himself available for the draft a year ago, earned second team all-conference honors from Pac-12 coaches in 2012, registering a team-leading 108 tackles to go along with 3.5 tackles for loss, seven passes broken up, two blocked kicks and an interception - the ninth of his career. Boyett burst onto the scene as a redshirt freshman in 2009, subbing for the injured Ward to lead the Ducks with 90 tackles, eight passes defended and three interceptions despite only starting 10 of the team's 13 contests. As a follow-up, Boyett snared a career-high five interceptions and 14 passes defended overall in 2010 and finished second on the team with 78 stops. Boyett certainly doesn't get the hype of some of the other talented safeties across the country but he's a very good all-around defender who, with another solid campaign, could illicit a similar grade as Chung, Ward and Byrd - each of whom were selected in the second rounds of their respective draft classes. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/18/2012 - 2012 JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: John Boyett, Oregon S, Sr., has been selected to the Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the best defensive back in college football by the Jim Thorpe Association. Boyett has drawn All-America acclaim each of his last two seasons. The three-year starter ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in tackles a year ago with 108 stops (8.31 avg.), including a career-high 17 tackles in the 2012 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin. - Oregon football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: John Boyett, S, Oregon, has been selected to the Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America. Boyett has drawn All-America acclaim each of his last two seasons. The three-year starter ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in tackles a year ago with 108 stops (8.31 avg.), including a career-high 17 tackles in the 2012 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin. - Oregon football

07/10/2012 - 2012 BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: John Boyett, Oregon, S, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Bednarik Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. A former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chuck Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 1969 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 1967. Boyett has drawn All-America acclaim each of his last two years while pacing the Ducks in tackles twice in the past three seasons. The three-year starting free safety ranked fourth in the league in tackles a year ago with 108 stops (8.31 avg.), including a career-high 17 tackles in the 2012 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin. - Oregon football

05/07/2012 - 2012 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: John Boyett, Oregon, S, 5-10, 202 (Napa, Ca.): Has led the Ducks in tackles twice in first three seasons (108 last year, 4th in Pac 12)...All-Pac 12, honorable mention...Second team AA in 2010...Was on Watch List for Lott Trophy last season...Active in hometown charities. - Lott IMPACT Trophy

 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/10/2013 - Napa's John Boyett worked out for eight NFL teams today, running the 40-yard dash, catching passes and doing different drills in his Pro Day at Napa Memorial Stadium. Boyett, who starred at the University of Oregon as a free safety, was clocked at 4.57 in the 40. He also talked with scouts from each of the teams afterward. Officials from the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants were on the field to time and check out Boyett in the 45-minute workout.

Boyett looked sharp as he went through a battery of drills - backpedaling and cutting and catching passes thrown by Ted LeMasters, a former Napa High quarterback who played college baseball at Long Beach State and the University of San Francisco. Boyett said he still isn't at full strength, but was happy with the way everything went. He has been doing rehab and training six days a week. There was a light wind that he was running directly into. He caught each of the 11 passes thrown to him, sometimes having to react and run to a ball on the opposite side of the field.

"Everything I heard was great stuff," he said. "They were very surprised with how well I moved and they're excited to see what I do when I get into camp. "It felt great just to be out here on the football field. This field means a lot to me. Teddy came out here and helped me do a workout. It was just fun being out here. We have a lot of good memories in this stadium." Boyett has been medically cleared for workouts. "I was very happy just to come out here and just be able to run around a little bit, let alone impress the teams the way I did. They were very impressed with how fast I ran for only being a little over five months on a six-month recovery. In a month I'll be faster and better than I am right now." - Marty James, Napa Valley Register

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