The Cincinnati Bengals Select Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh

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Oct 29, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) runs after a catch against North Carolina Tar Heels safety Donnie Miles (15) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) runs after a catch against North Carolina Tar Heels safety Donnie Miles (15) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the 55th selection of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals Select…

Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh

Issac Curtis got to select the second round pick and it was a player that most of us at Stripe Hype were excited and hoped would be there in the second round when the Bengals were in need of two wide receivers. Now, the Bengals not only take a pick away from their competition in Pittsburgh, they have drafted a kid from Pittsburgh in Tyler Boyd.

Tyler Boyd is 6-foot-2, 200 lbs out of the University of Pittsburgh and a Pittsburgh kid. Now, he will head to Cincinnati to learn from A.J. Green, Brandon LaFell, and Marvin Lewis. He finished with 91 catches for 926 yards, and six touchdowns. He has solid hands, runs smart routes and finds gaps. He has a similar flex ability to take end around plays, with 40 rushes for 339 yards last season at Pitt.

He will not need to be a number one wide receiver but can provide the Bengals receiving core with a boost they lost with Marvin Jones with his catch and run ability and body control. Here is what NFL.com’s draft profile had to say:

"Pittsburgh asked Boyd to be a running back and possession receiver this season, but that doesn’t define what he can be in the pros. Boyd makes up for a lack of speed with vice ­grips for hands and being intelligent in his routes. Boyd isn’t a stand­alone WR1, but he can be a very productive starter in a play-­action attack that allows him to play to his strengths"

Welcome to Who Dey Nation Tyler Boyd. I had the pleasure to watch you in Pittsburgh for the Panthers and look forward to continuing to follow you in stripes.

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