Report: Steelers To Bring In TCU WR Josh Boyce For A Pre Draft Visit

Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported Tuesday that TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce is scheduled to have a pre draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Boyce, who measure in at the NFL combine at 5111 and 206 pounds, ran a 4.38 forty yard dash, which was one of the best times of the wide receivers in attendance. He did 22 reps on the bench and posted a 4.10 short shuttle, a 10\’11” broad jump, and a 34″ vertical jump. The most amazing thing, perhaps, is the fact that he posted all of those numbers despite a broken foot, which was characterized as a “Jones” fracture. He has since had surgery and was forced to sit out his pro day as a result.

In his three years at TCU, Boyce caught 161 passes for 2,535 yards and 22 touchdowns. He possesses a solid build, is an excellent route runner, but projects to be only a slot receiver in the NFL. He is currently expected to be drafted in the fifth round, but could go as high as the fourth round by the time the draft rolls around.

The Steelers are almost certain to draft at least one wide receiver in the upcoming draft, but it would not be surprising to see them draft two, especially if restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders winds up being lost to another team prior to the draft.

  • steeltown

    I actually really like this prospect, he’s strong and fast and a good route runner. I think Boyce will be a very productive player in the League

    Think E.Sanders with 20 lbs of meat on him.

    Also, even if Sanders remains through 2013 there is no guarantee that he’ll be retained in 2014, so two WR’s could be drafted, one early and one mid-late.

  • Ahmad

    Draft him in the 4th round please!

  • $19122620

    Despite the fact that he is the same size as most our other WRs, I like him. And if they drafted him in the right round I would actually be pretty happy with the pick. I think he could have a lot to offer our team.

  • Kysteeler

    After looking at the combine results (not putting a lot of stock in the results), I was somewhat stuck on this kid. Nice to see them bringing him in for a visit. I agree with most, would love to have him in the right round.

  • steeltown

    I have to say, Im pleased with the predraft visits up until this point

  • David Edward

    Actually Marquise Goodwin from Texas was fastest @ combine with a 4.27, Then Ryan Swope with a 4.34, but Boyce is a legit sub 4.4 guy. He was a HS teammate of RG3. He has a solid build and is strong for a WR. I can see him developing into a faster Hines Ward type. Boyce will be drafted higher than 5th for sure unless he doesn’t recover properly from the surgery. Steelers would have to use their 4th pick on him but he might not even be there then.

  • Jollyrob68

    That’s the size the Steelers like. Fans & Ben want taller but they like route runners.
    They can however draft Mark Harrison of Rutgers Big,Thick Wr who could also become a TE.

  • Jollyrob68

    I still want them to trade down in Rd 1 for more pucks. The heart of this draft is RDS 2-4.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Boyce reminds me of a former Steeler that many of us love. I hate to say this because it’s not an exact comparison but… Hines Ward.

    He’s pretty solid at 206 pounds but very quick as well. When I was watching his tape a few months ago i noticed he has good body control and seems to understand the game in terms of getting separation. I also think he has shown good hands in hanging onto the ball after going to the ground (diving for a catch). Something Hines was also good at.

  • Wayne Darby

    Grab Stedman Bailey in the 3rd and Boyce in the 4th. That would be really nice.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I see a lot of guys I have pegged for us are showing up.