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Poll of the Week: Expectations of Tyler Boyd

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After an exceptional freshman year, just how good will Pitt's Tyler Boyd be this season?

Tyler Boyd's future looks bright.
Tyler Boyd's future looks bright.
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We're not going to beat around the bush here. Saying that Tyler Boyd had a good freshman season last fall is like saying True Detective was just a good show in its first season. Boyd finished last year with 85 catches for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns. The Clairton High School graduate also amassed over 100 yards on the ground with one touchdown and even returned a punt for a touchdown as well. Boyd even did some record-breaking and now the question becomes if he can do even more in 2014.

There are a few things working against Boyd this season. There is a new, inexperienced quarterback in Chad Voytik and no matter his pedigree, he doesn't have the arm strength of Tom Savage. There is also the fact that everyone Pitt faces will be putting a big target on Boyd in film study.  There will be no sneaking up on opponents this season. After all, it's hard to sneak up on someone when you are on the number of watch lists that Boyd is currently showing up on in the preseason.

That being said, Pitt's offensive line is going to be improved this season and so will the tight ends. There's also a solid running game on offense, led by the talented James Conner - and that should help keep defenses honest. Taking everything into consideration, what are your expectations for Boyd's sophomore year?

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