Scouting Report: Oregon's John Boyett
5-foot-10, 195 lbs.
Speed and quickness. Read and react skills are outstanding. Can close fast on plays. Goes all out on every snap. Has a knack for making big plays in big games. Very smart. Quarterback of the secondary. Tough as nails and comes to play week in and week out.
Lacks ideal size and speed for the position. Will leave his feet and miss some tackles he should make due to over aggressiveness. Better competitor than he is athlete. He is quicker than he is fast and lacks the top-flight closing speed.
Boyett makes up for his lack of size with outstanding competitiveness and football instincts. He plays the game a lot faster than he will time in a forty yard dash. Reads fast and jumps plays quickly in both phases. Very good leaping ability and hands going for the interception. He is very aggressive in run support and will miss some tackles in space at times but will also deliver big hits on the perimeter. He plays at a different speed than most on game day and fills run lanes very quickly. Only a junior, Boyett is fun to watch and has a very good chance to succeed at the next level due to his consistent playmaking ability and football instincts.
Dave Razzano is a former NFL scout with more than 22 years of professional scouting experience with the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals under NFL coaches Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Chuck Knox and Dick Vermeil. He's been a part of five Super Bowls with three Super Bowl wins (49ers, 1989, 1990; Rams, 2000).