Could Jarrett Boykin take a leap at FedEx again in 2012? (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
I'm starting to realize blogging/writing during a lockout is like mining for gold in a silver mine. With that being said I'm going to continue my local college prospects series today with a look at three, Senior Wide Receivers who will find themselves in the NFL this time next year (unless the lockout is still going on!)
Jarrett Boykin, Virginia Tech, 6'2, 220 lbs: Boykin is a big physical receiver that started 14 games for the Hokies last year. He had a career year in every category with 53 catches for 847 yards and 6 touchdowns. Arguably his best game came early when he went for over 100 yards versus Boise State at FedEx Field. Boykin is a guy that can really improve his draft stock this year with added duties and will have a lot of scouts eying him because of his size. Right now he is slated as a late 3rd Round-4th Round guy.
Dyrell Roberts, Virginia Tech, 6'2, 185 lbs: Roberts is another large WR for the Hokies, who unfortunately has his season cut short last year when he had compartment syndrome in his thigh. He caught 21 balls for 303 yards last year and should see his duty greatly increased this year. The Smithfield, VA native also serves as a kick returner for the Hokies. He will most likely go in the 5th or 6th round this year.
Chris Summers, Liberty, 6'4, 210 lbs: I promise this isn't a "homer" pick, Summers is considered by many as the best wide receiver in the FCS. Summers averaged over 100 yards per game last season while racking up 1,081 yards and 15 touchdowns, on his way to winning many of the nations top WR honors. Summers current stock is around the 6th or 7th round but he can certainly improve that this year. His sheer size makes him an interesting NFL prospect.
Keep an eye out for these guys this year. Hopefully the Redskins will not be looking for a WR next year, but if they are one of these three could be a late round pick up for the Burgundy and Gold.