So apparently new Patriots receiver Josh Boyce was on the phone with the Dolphins during the fourth round with them telling them that they were going to select him with the 104th pick. He hung up thinking that he'd be playing alongside Mike Wallace in South Beach.
Things obviously didn't turn out that way.
“As soon as I got off the phone the Patriots called me,” Boyce told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You never know,” he said. “I’m just glad God gave me the opportunity to get drafted. I can go forward from there.”
So, the Dolphins loss is the Patriots gain. It might add another minor wrinkle into the AFC East rivalry.
One thing is for certain, Boyce is a hell of a player. He fell in the draft due to a broken toe. CSNNE links to the video above and Tom E. Curren shares this insight:
At about the 1:30 mark, you’ll see Boyce lined up as the lone wideout to the right, run about an 8-yard out (not sure why he has the hop start to his route, but…), turn the defender, make the catch and then accelerate for about a 60-yard gain.
Of course, every player in the draft has done something exciting or shows some measure of talent at the college level. That's why they've been drafted. The toughest part is figuring out how that will translate to the NFL, an extremely inaccurate science. The Patriots haven't had the best of luck with receivers, let's hope they turn out to be right on Boyce.