2017 NFL Draft

Josh Boyd, DT

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Philadelphia, MS
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 310 lbs.
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03/07/2013 - 2013 Mississippi State Pro Day: Representatives from 21 NFL teams gathered at Mississippi State's pro day on March 6, where 18 players worked out. Josh Boyd, DT (6-3, 307) - Boyd ran 5.18 and 5.12 in the 40, and 4.71 in the short shuttle. Boyd looked good in the defensive line drills run by Nunn. He also moved very well in the bag drills. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

09/05/2012 - STILL NEEDS WORK: The defensive line, the perceived strength of the team, did not get much pressure on Jackson State's quarterback. Whether that was by design remains to be seen, but with so much talent on the Bulldogs' defensive front, recording only three tackles for loss against an FCS team certainly opens some eyes. QUOTE TO NOTE: "We had a few things here and there, but we stopped them most of the time." -- DT Josh Boyd, on the defense's topsy-turvy performance against Jackson State - The Sports Xchange

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): DL - Josh Boyd, Mississippi State, ... earned third-team honors after registering 51 tackles in 2011. The defensive behemoth made his name behind the line of scrimmage, collecting 8.0 tackles for loss and sacking the opponent's signal caller 4.5 times for a loss of 29 yards. The Philadelphia, Miss., native has also earned preseason all-conference recognition from Athlon (second team) and Phil Steele (third team). - Mississippi State football

07/18/2012 - 2012 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Josh Boyd, Mississippi State, DT, has been selected to the Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2012 college football season, which goes to the best interior lineman in college football, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Of the 71 players on the watch list, Boyd was one of only 18 defensive tackles to selected. A member of Athlon and Phil Steele's 2012 preseason All-SEC team, the Philadelphia, Miss., native recorded 51 tackles in 2011, including 8.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Boyd dominated the top two teams in college football from a year ago, racking up 18 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss combined against national champion Alabama (Nov. 12, 2011) and national runner-up LSU (Sept. 15, 2011). - Mississippi State football


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