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.