After a lackluster start to his college career, Boykin broke out against LSU in the Citrus Bowl to close out his junior year with a 55-yard touchdown reception with less than two minutes to go, sealing a Notre Dame victory. As a senior, he was quarterback Ian Book’s favorite target with 59 receptions, 872 yards and eight touchdowns. Boykin was a third-round pick, which is a reasonably high investment, making him safe to at least make the roster as a rookie. He’s also a much bigger target than the other likely starters in Baltimore. At 6-foot-4, he towers over Marquise Brown and Willie Snead. If he can earn a job on the outside, he has a chance to develop into a true WR1 given his skill-set.
Boykin has had some hand injuries in the past and will need to show he can be healthy in the NFL. He also isn’t a lock for a starting job. The Ravens will work Brown and Snead all over the field, and will also run multiple tight end sets at times, where Boykin may be left on the sidelines. The biggest downside for Boykin is the offense the Ravens run. Lamar Jackson never attempted more than 25 passes in a game last season and offensive coordinator Greg Roman has long favored the run game.
2019 Bottom Line
Boykin should be stashed away in dynasty leagues, but the Ravens simply won’t pass enough to sustain multiple receivers. It’s possible Boykin turns into a red zone threat, giving him some bonus points in standard and touchdown-only leagues, but in most re-draft formats, he’s unlikely to produce enough to warrant a roster spot.