Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd participated in the team's Pro Day on Wednesday, along with several of his teammates hoping to also find a home with an NFL team this fall. The good news is that Boyd performed better in an area that hurt him a little bit at the recent Combine.
Boyd had a disappointing 4.58 time at the Combine in the 40-yard dash a few weeks ago. On Wednesday, he cut that time a little bit, running between a 4.47 and 4.52 for the scouts that were present. Sam Werner says that, unofficially, he had a 4.45.
Boyd certainly isn't the fastest player in the world and I'm not sure how much more he could improve on that time. But I remain convinced that the 40-yard dash times won't kill him in the NFL Draft. As I've said before when his times/stats in the drills at the Combine weren't ideal, many of the things he does well don't show up on paper. He has good hands, runs routes well, and is capable of being a home run type of threat on long pass plays.
We'll have more on the rest of Pitt's Pro Day a little later.
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