In a draft class spilling over the brim with quality defensive tackles, especially at the top, a player like Mississippi State's Josh Boyd is very easily overlooked.
While not a player of Star Lotulelei—or Sharrif Floyd—quality, Boyd is still a high-motor, high-effort player who should be scheme versatile at the next level.
He's been productive in the SEC, too.
As a junior—while playing alongside 2012 first-round pick Fletcher Cox—Boyd delivered 5.5 sacks and eight tackles for losses. His numbers dipped without Cox around in 2012 (1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for losses), but Boyd is still in consideration as a mid-to-late round pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
In the following slides, we'll present a few of Boyd's top collegiate highlights from his time at Mississippi State.