It wasn't Pittsburgh, but Pitt wide receiverwon't be traveling far. He didn't go in the first round of the on Thursday, but the Pitt star did get taken in the second round on Friday night, going to the Cincinnati Bengals with the 55th overall pick.
We've had an up close look at Boyd over the past three years with the Panthers and it's clear that he has the tools to be a productive receiver on Sundays. Boyd's yardage dipped significantly this season as he failed to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career in 2015. However, his usage rate was extremely high as he caught an eye-popping 91 balls and also was utilized in the backfield quite a bit with 40 attempts.
When you add in his return skills on special teams, it's easy to see that Boyd will have the chance to contribute. While he didn't post a fast 40-yard dash time and finished in the middle of the pack when it came to many of the drills at the NFL Combine, where Boyd excels in things such as route running and catching the ball. Having watched him the past three seasons, it's very hard to believe that he won't have a solid pro career.
More on his selection a little later.