Tajh will make a good backup. He will be able to thrive in the WCO under MM. He'll benefit from being around Vick, Geno, MM and DLee. This is a good spot for him. I find it funny that people can't project him doing well here when he was successful doing pretty much the same kinds of things at Clemson. It's not like we took him at #1 and all this talk about other QB prospect who also ended up lasting just as long in the draft, is nuts. Why should we believe they'll be any better when they fell just as much in the draft? If the Jets felt as strong about Gilbert as those supporters they had a chance to take him if he was SOOOOO much better and a lock to be much better.
It could have been worse, they could have drafted Connor Shaw.
LOL I wouldn't have wanted that, too much of a conflict of interest for me....Felt bad that he didn't get drafted at all though....He threw won 1 INT all of last season and led the Gamecocks to 3 straight top 10 finishes but I guess he doesn't have ideal arm strength....He's definitely better than some of the guys drafted though, oh well
Tajh is an alright pick for that time as there is some upside but I really don't have high hopes.....maybe he surprises down the line
I could have SWORN that I recall hearing in either a random podcast/radio interview that some teams considered him as a possible TE conversion project.
I could be DEAD WRONG.
The way I see it, even if it is a gratuity to the Clemson program, the guy is an athlete and a football player. He could be that swiss army knife player we've always had in our offenses (Richie Anderson, Brad Smith).
With Boyd's size he can easily serve: Special Teams Gunner, #3 Emergency QB, 5th WR, Wildcat QB, H-Back, etc.
For a 6th round comp, we got a player who can serve multiple roles for our offense under MM. At this point in the draft, that's a pretty good return on the pick if he pans out.
Bibbs made it to UDFA status. He would have been a much better pick than Boyd, but maybe he can't run the wildcat.
So what's your point? He's a UDFA - if the front office liked him they can still sign him. To have this passionate dislike for a 6th round comp. pick QB with a strong arm and a great athlete - it's just crazy to be upset about that pick.
NO QB in this years draft could have done what Geno did last year with the poor talent around him; weak or uncoordinated OL; lack of experience under center; no training time with the bulk of his receivers. Geno threw one more pick then Sukchez did in his rookie season but Sucky had far superior talent; Geno threw for over 3000 yards as a rookie and is only the 13th QB to do that; had 4 come from behind wins and two wins on the road in tough places to win- Atlanta and Miami. Was he great? No but he did show talent and toughness. Yet some Jets fans want instant gratification and a pro bowl from GENO in his first year! BS.