WR Jarrett Boykin - Free Agent
|6-2, 218||Born: 11-4-1989||College: Virginia Tech||Drafted: ---|
2014 Week 1 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Boykin was sacrificed to Richard Sherman. With Sherman on his side of the field, Boykin was not targeted the entire night.
2014 Week 2 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Last week, Jarrett Boykin was tasked with distracting Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman but this week there was no main corner to plug him in across from. Boykin was on almost the same amount of offensive plays as rookie Davante Adams, but targeted only three times (two were throw aways) compared to seven for Adams. It is early but it could be Adams is starting to pass Boykin on the depth chart--certainly Adams appears to have a lot more upside than Boykin does.
2014 Week 3 vs DET (4 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
As was the case with every Green Bay receiver, Jarrett Boykin had a hard time gaining any separation. That just makes the drop on his second target that much worse. On the play, quarterback Aaron Rodgers dropped back and saw Boykin wide open along the left sideline. Rodgers delivered the ball perfectly to Boykin, who immediately dropped it. Another time Rodgers delivered the ball well behind Boykin and it was unclear if the receiver made his cut too deep or if Rodgers was throwing to the wrong spot. As has been the case the first few weeks, Boykin and Rodgers were not in sync.
2014 Week 11 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Boykin saw just one target, a pass which was high along the sideline which he was unable to hold onto for the catch. He saw no other targets and was clearly behind Davante Adams as well as the tight ends in the offense.
2014 Week 13 vs NE (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
With the emergence of rookie Davante Adams, Boykin has tumbled down the pecking order and seen very few targets over the last few months. His one play today was a screen in the backfield which he took past the line of scrimmage for a few yards.
2014 Week 16 vs TB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Boykin saw one target all day, a deep pass down the left side of the field which fell incomplete. Even with rookie Davante Adams struggling a bit of late, Boykin is not a factor in the gameplan.
2013 Week 6 vs BAL (6 / 1 / 43 / 0 rec)
Boykin started his day off by bailing Aaron Rodgers out when the quarterback was sacked and had the ball stripped by the Ravens. Rodgers had the pocket collapse on him and when he was knocked down Elvis Dumervil swatted the ball away. The football was kicked around for a minute, and Boykin--who had come running back to help out--picked it up and even tried to make something out of the play by running it (he didn't make it far). Boykin got a lot of time in three wide receiver sets due to an injury to James Jones and then was slotted into two receiver sets once Cobb went down. He had a rough time of it, catching just one pass and dropping two passes. His one catch was an impressive catch and run in the third quarter, when he took a screen pass 43 yards. On the play, Aaron Rodgers immediately hit Boykin with the pass and the receiver turned upfield, making the first tackler miss, then slipping two more defenders and cutting inside before finally being brought down at the Baltimore 25. While Boykin wasn't very fast, he was elusive and showed a good ability to use his blockers to clear his lanes as he ran. As he may need to fill in for a few weeks with both Cobb and Jones hurt, he'll need more of that. It could simply be that the Packers need to use him on shorter routes when he doesn't need to work so hard to get separation, and allow him to make a play after he has the ball in his hands.
2013 Week 7 vs CLE (10 / 8 / 103 / 1 rec)
Last week, Jarrett Boykin was thrown into the deep end early on against the Baltimore Ravens when Randall Cobb and James Jones went down. This week the team knew Jones/Cobb were out, so Boykin got a lot more time with the first team and Aaron Rodgers and after a rough start, it showed positive results. The start wasn't all sunshine and flowers though. On the very first play of the game, Rodgers threw a pass to the back shoulder of Boykin which the receiver couldn't reel in. Now, Cobb, Jones or Jordy Nelson make those catches with an almost boring consistency. It's hard to say whether Boykin has the skills to learn how to do that but Rodgers didn't really try that sort of throw to Boykin again. In fact, for the most part during the early portions of the game, Rodgers went short passes to Boykin. The two did connect in the first quarter on a 15-yard hook route where Boykin made a leaping grab of a high throw from Rodgers. He was hit immediately but held onto the ball all the way to the ground. Near the end of the game, Boykin saw more deep passes, including a 39-yard hookup in the fourth quarter. On the play, Boykin ran a hook route similar to the one he made a catch on in the first quarter. The Cleveland defender was giving him a large cushion to work with and while the throw was a bit high, Boykin was able to quickly pull it in and turn upfield. He then showed surprising elusiveness as he dodged the first tackler and leapt over a second, finally being dragged down at about the one yard line. Boykin capped off his day with a 20-yard touchdown. On that play, Boykin ran another of those hook routes he was having success with and made another wide open catch. He then lowered his head and drove through the defender, stretching the ball out with his right hand for the touchdown. Boykin isn't a playmaker in the vein of Cobb, nor a vertical threat like Jones, but he plays a physical style of ball which could make him a real threat in this offense, especially with the injury to Jermichael Finley. He certainly made some huge strides between Week 6 and Week 7.
2013 Week 8 vs MIN (6 / 5 / 89 / 0 rec)
For the second game in a row, Jarrett Boykin showed that while he's no Randall Cobb or James Jones, he can be a very productive receiver when Aaron Rodgers is throwing to him. He's not terribly fast, not very elusive, but he is tough and showed sharp route running and good hands. Early in the game he caught a pass from Aaron Rodgers for a big gain where he displayed those route running skills. On the play, Boykin runs a soft "slant" route against what appears to be zone coverage. Boykin finds the perfect cushion between zones for Rodgers to zip him the ball with enough time to allow him to turn upfield for a few more yards. Boykin later made a nice, heads up play for another big gain. On the play, Rodgers was flushed from the pocket and, after shedding a tackler, threw the ball up towards the middle of the field and Boykin, who had to go to his knees and scoop the ball off the turf. Two Packers sealed off the one defender in the area and Boykin, realizing he was untouched, got up and dove for the first down marker. He then tried to get up and run but was tackled almost immediately. If he had stood up and run in the first place, he could have had a lot more yards, but aside from that Boykin showed tremendous field awareness to know where he was, how close to the first down marker he was and what it took to get there. Boykin may not be a special receiver the way Cobb or Jordy Nelson are, but with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball, he is a very good player nonetheless.
2013 Week 9 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
While Jarrett Boykin remained as the No. 2 despite James Jones' return, he didn't get looked at much as backup quarterback Seneca Wallace had a lot of issues with accuracy and was clearly uncomfortable in the pocket. His one catch was a nice grab across the middle which he was able to scramble for a few extra yards on. Jones looked 100%, so you can expect Boykin to slide back to the No. 3 role next week.
2013 Week 10 vs PHI (13 / 8 / 112 / 0 rec)
It shouldn't surprise anyone that quarterback Scott Tolzien--who was recently on the practice squad and probably saw a lot of the fourth string and depth wide receivers this fall--looked at receiver Jarrett Boykin more than any other receiver. It was clear from the beginning that the two had a pretty good comfort level with each other and he had the rookie quarterback's trust. Tolzien went to Boykin twice early in the game, including a big 36-yard reception down the sideline. On the play, Boykin ran a "fly" route down the right sideline, gaining a couple of steps on cornerback Cary Williams. The pass was a bit high, but Boykin jumped up for it and made a nice catch. The receiver may not have gotten both feet in bounds before his hand hit the ground, but the catch was never reviewed. Boykin also saw several shorter passes where he was able to gain yards after the catch by making defenders miss and breaking tackles. He showed a lot of both--and some elusiveness--on a 31-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter. On the play, Boykin took a short dump pass at the line of scrimmage. The Packers had several linemen and receivers ahead of Boykin, who showed some good vision as he followed his blockers and avoided defenders for a big gain. Boykin showed off some nice hands and great "my ball" mentality on several passes. He didn't always win those battles but he was always fighting.
2013 Week 11 vs NYG (8 / 6 / 91 / 0 rec)
Jarrett Boykin and undrafted free agent rookie quarterback Scott Tolzien have worked well together for two games now, with Boykin catching 66% of the 21 targets thrown his way for 203 yards. While he had less yards this week, Boykin actually is beginning to benefit from the chemistry developing between Jordy Nelson and Tolzien. Take, for example the 52-yard reception to start the fourth quarter. On the play, Boykin ran a "go" route, with a nice stutter-step and got a few steps on cornerback Trumaine McBride. It appears as though the safeties were pulled to the other side of the field--most notably safety Antrel Rolle, who seemed to edge towards Nelson on another "go" on the other side of the field. Boykin caught the ball in stride and added another ten yards before being brought down. Each week has seen Boykin add more polish to his game, and he looks like he will only continue to get better.
2013 Week 12 vs MIN (10 / 5 / 60 / 1 rec)
The amazing thing about the development of Jarrett Boykin as a receiver over the course of the last month has been his consistency. If Packers fans were worried that once Matt Flynn replaced Scott Tolzien at quarterback Sunday, Boykin's presence would evaporate, they needn't have. It doesn't seem to matter who is throwing him the ball now--every quarterback will target him. That bodes well for his production when Aaron Rodgers finally returns. He actually saw more targets from Flynn than he did Tolzien, as the young quarterback struggled really badly in this game. The first few passes thrown Boykin's way were off-target and nearly picked off. Boykin played good defense on both passes. After that, though, Boykin settled into a nice rhythm with Flynn, catching the next three passes, including a critical touchdown in the fourth quarter. On the play, Boykin ran a short "hook", coming to stop on the goal line. Flynn delivered the ball a little low, but where only Boykin was going to catch it. Boykin did a great job blocking out rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes with his body. The two hooked up in overtime on a tremendous 34-yard completion. Boykin ran a "fly" route down the left sideline and Flynn hit him with a pass at about the 10-yard line. Boykin made a great catch on the pass, which was just a little short. Boykin jumped up and turned in the air to haul the ball in and then get both feet in. It's hard to say what Boykin's role will be once Randall Cobb returns, but he has certainly shown over the course of this season that he has the talent to make an impact.
2013 Week 13 vs DET (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After three very productive games in a row, Jarrett Boykin struggled to gain any separation against the Detroit Lions defenders and saw all three of his targets thrown in such a way to where the coverage could always make a play. Boykin had one ball thrown short that he had to make a leaping attempt at, one ball almost picked off by a linebacker dropping into coverage and one deep pass underthrown and broken up by a great play by cornerback Darius Slay.
2013 Week 14 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
The bloom has come off Jarrett Boykin a little bit as the combination of James Jones' return and Matt Flynn under center has limited his opportunities--and sometimes the quality of them as well. His first opportunity was broken up by the defender, who went over his arms to knock the ball away--though it looks like Boykin did a poor job getting his hands on the ball, instead allowing it to hit his chest. Boykin's other two catches were pretty well-contested but he did a good job of coming away with the ball. On one, he hung onto the ball while the delivered a big hit. On the second, the defender was draped all over him, but Boykin hung onto the ball and squirted away, keeping his feet for a few extra yards. Still, his opportunities aren't coming often, though he has done a fair job with what he gets.
2013 Week 15 vs DAL (6 / 6 / 83 / 0 rec)
Boykin had a huge first half but then was well covered and only saw a pair of targets in the third and fourth quarters. As usual, you can see Boykin isn't winning any footraces, but has outstanding hands and catches just about anything near him. On one play--his last reception of the game--Matt Flynn through way behind Boykin, but the receiver stopped, spun, caught the ball and then managed to create another three or four yards. It's hard to say what Boykin's role will be once Randall Cobb returns (possibly next season) but the way he has played--the sure hands and the crisp route running--has definitely made him someone the offense can rely on going forward.
2013 Week 16 vs PIT (13 / 5 / 54 / 1 rec)
As was the case with almost every receiver, Jarrett Boykin saw far more bad targets than he did catches. He almost had a phenomenal touchdown reception late in the first quarter but couldn't make the grab. On the play, Boykin ran a "fly" route into the end zone. Quarterback Matt Flynn hurled the ball into the air, but as was often the case on Sunday, the ball was underthrown, barely making it into the end zone. Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen was in perfect position and was able to leap up and make a play on the ball. He couldn't hang on though, and the ball popped back up in the air. Boykin tried to reach for it and make the catch as he fell but he dropped too far away from the ball to make a play. However, on the very next target Boykin received, he got his touchdown and some revenge on Cortez Allen. On the play, Boykin ran something like a fade, but didn't head to the back of the end zone. Flynn, again, underthrew Boykin but Allen never got his head around so until Boykin was in mid-air to catch the pass the defender had no idea the ball was there. Boykin made a very nice leaping grab over Allen's head for the score. Unfortunately, Boykin couldn't bail Flynn out on the pick-six in the third quarter. On the play, Flynn is grazed by Andrew Quarless while throwing and the ball sails. This time out, Cortez Allen gets the better of Boykin (who doesn't even seem ready for the ball), catches the ball and takes it to the house. Boykin has looked very good this season and there is definitely merit to the idea that he may be a reason the team lets James Jones go.
2013 Week 17 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Boykin didn't particularly have a good day, but he certainly had an interesting one. His big play was a touchdown which is likely to be one of the odder ones you will see. On the play, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was hit just before he threw the ball, which came out of his hand and flew a good ten yards downfield. The whistle never blew, but every player (on both teams) acted as if it had. Suddenly, the Packers sideline and Aaron Rodgers was yelling at Boykin to grab the ball and run it into the end zone, which he did. The score was reviewed and the touchdown counted. The only other notable moment for Boykin was when he was the target on Rodgers' first interception. On the play, Boykin ran his route into the end zone and tried to shake his coverage but couldn't. Rodgers had been flushed out of the pocket and tried to force the ball to Boykin, but the pass was picked off. Other than those two plays, Boykin's day was pretty quiet.
2013 Week 18 vs SF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
With Randall Cobb back in the mix, Boykin was too far down in the pecking order to attract much of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' notice. While he was on the field for 27 snaps (43% of the Packers overall offensive snaps), he was well covered or just otherwise unable to get open.
2012 Week 8 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
With Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings out this week, Boykin received his first significant playing time of the season. He gathered in a short reception when Rodgers scrambled away from pressure in addition to drawing a defensive penalty. Boykin ran a go route and caught the defensive back napping on third down, drawing a holding penalty and the conversion. Boykin remains a deep player to monitor in dynasty formats if he can continue to develop on this dynamic passing offense.
2012 Week 9 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Boykin filled in with Donald Driver to replace Jordy Nelson. The undrafted free agent has good size, but looks to lacks separation ability to be a fulltime difference maker. If Nelson were to remain out after the bye, Boykin would likely continue to split time as the third wideout with Donald Driver, but would not be asked to take on a heavy receiving load.
2012 Week 13 vs MIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Boykin didn't see much work and just one target. He's so far buried on the depth chart, he'd need an excavator to see a starting job.
2012 Week 14 vs DET (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Boykin caught a quick pass in the flat before spinning away from a defender in space for a short gain.
2012 Week 17 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Boykin made a crucial reception on fourth and one as he adjusted to a backshoulder throw from Rodgers against tight single coverage.