Patriots drafted TCU WR Josh Boyce with the fifth pick of the 4th rd (The 102nd pick). Boyce ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at the NFL combine in February on a broken toe. He has high football intelligence, and on learning New England’s offensive schemes ‘‘I’m really smart, so I can pick up things pretty quick,’’ he said. ‘‘I see a lot of things before they happen. So, I think my mind is working for me a lot of times.’’ He set a single-season school record with 66 catches last year, totaling 891 yards and seven touchdowns. He finished his three-year career with 22 touchdowns and 2,535 career receiving yards, the second-most in TCU history. He played with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in high school and the Cincinnati Bengals’ Andy Dalton in college, and Boyce now will be catching passes from Tom Brady. Boyce is 5’11 and weighs 206 pounds. Mike Mayock on the two WR picks by New England “Josh Boyce would have gone higher if it wasn’t for a foot injury this year. All of a sudden, New England’s gotten bigger and physical on the edge. It’s more toys for Tom Brady to play with.”
Boyce will give New England an explosive play maker on the outside and inside. With two picks at wideout, New England got bigger, and better just like that. The Patriots will give Tom Brady two good weapons to take the top off of defenses. These two picks should buck the bad trend of bad picks at WR.