September 11, 2019 09:52 AM
Vikings' Kris Boyd: Two tackles in pro debut
Boyd had two tackles and played on 15 of the defense's 74 snaps in Sunday's win over Atlanta.
The 2019 seventh-round draft pick begins the season as a deep reserve in the secondary and got playing time late amid a blowout win. He's unlikely to get much playing time, but Minnesota's depth in the secondary could be tested early with several players hurt.
April 28, 2019 02:56 AM
Vikings' Kris Boyd: Heading to Minnesota
The Vikings selected Boyd in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 217 overall.
Boyd never displayed the type of promise that made him a top-10 cornerback prospect coming out of high school, but he did receive a first-team All-Big 12 nomination following a senior season in which he recorded 67 tackles and 16 pass breakups. A big, physical cornerback, Boyd is a willing tackler to the point where some pundits (wrongly) projected the Texas product could become a pseudo-safety in some exotic formations at the NFL level. There's a possibility the Vikings secondary depth chart could look dramatically different by the start of the preseason, but Boyd still figures to be a depth piece in his rookie campaign.