John Boyett: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Oregon FS

Alessandro MiglioFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2013

John Boyett: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Oregon FS

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    The Oregon Ducks had a fantastic season, and John Boyett was a key contributor on that defense.

    The senior safety is not one of the top prospects in the draft at his position, but he could make some noise in the NFL. Here are five things you should know about him.

     

    Combine results courtesy of NFL.com. College stats courtesy of sports-reference.com.

Background

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    Full Name: John Boyett

    Hometown: Napa, California

    School: Oregon

    Major: Sociology

    Year: Senior

    Twitter: @JohnNBoyett (unverified)

     

    Boyett hails from wine country in Northern California, where he played high school ball at Napa High School. He played quarterback there, but came to Oregon as a safety.

Collegiate Stats

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    Unfortunately for John Boyett, he suffered a season-ending injury early in 2012. That is the reason why his statistics are essentially nonexistent for his senior season.

    His first three years sparkle, however. He was an all-PAC-12 player at the conclusion of his junior year.

     

    Defense

      Tackles Interceptions
    Year Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD
    2009 62 28 90 2 0 3 34 11.3 0 8
    2010 52 26 78 1.5 0 5 57 11.4 1 14
    2011 69 39 108 3.5 0.5 1 10 10 0 7
    2012 1 1 2 0 0 1 25 25 0 1
    Career 184 94 278 7 0.5 10 126 12.6 1 30

Draft Process

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    Measurables

    Height: 5'10"

    Weight: 204 lbs

    Arm Length: 30.5"

    Hand Size: 8.5"

     

    Pro Day Results

    40-yard dash: 4.57 seconds

     

    John Boyett wasn't able to participate in the NFL combine or Oregon's official pro day because he was still recovering from double knee surgery from this past fall.

    He recovered well enough to have his own pro day recently, however, with good results as far as defensive back drills go. We only have a 40-yard dash time.

    There are some size concerns for Boyett as a safety as well.

A Strong Tradition

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    Oregon might be known for its incredible offense in recent years, but you might be surprised to learn the Ducks have churned out several quality defensive backs over the past decade.

    Starting in 2002, defensive back prospects out of the Pacific Northwest school include Jairus Byrd, Patrick Chung and T.J. Ward.

    Whether Boyett can follow in those footsteps depends on his recovery from knee injuries and where he gets drafted.

Observations

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    John Boyett is one Duck who is flying low under the radar—so low that Twitter has said nary a peep about him, relatively speaking. Here are some of those nuggets:

    Oregon S John Boyett (Napa High) ran in the 4.5s, low 4.6s today -- very good considering he's a month from full recovery from knee surgery.

    — Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) April 10, 2013

     

    Is it just me or has everyone forgotten about John Boyett. A lot of talk about him 6-7 months ago and then he got injured.

    — Zach Kidd (@GBBZach) April 10, 2013

     

    Two DB prospects I really like on film but have medicals teams might worry about: CB DJ Hayden and S John Boyett

    — Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) February 24, 2013