Draft Season, Ep. 3: Trevone Boykin, the player asked to change positions
For the past two seasons, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been one of the most dynamic college football players in the country. He racked up 7,476 passing yards, 1,319 rushing yards and 82 total touchdowns during his junior and senior years in lifting the Horned Frogs from the middle of the pack in the Big 12 to the thick of the national title conversation. However, with the 2016 NFL draft coming up, Boykin is facing pressure to make the move from quarterback to receiver.
Like many players who are asked to switch positions in order to realize their NFL dreams, Boykin’s experience over the last few months has come with challenges. Chief among them: Is he ready to give up the role he has cherished his entire life? Boykin also must convince teams that he has learned from his mistake, as he was forced to miss last December’s Alamo Bowl after being arrested outside a bar.
In the third episode of Draft Season, a Sports Illustrated podcast miniseries, SI’s Lindsay Schnell speaks with Boykin and those around him as he prepares for the pros. Where does he stand? And what must teams decide before draft day?
Draft Season will take listeners behind the scenes of one of the most anticipated events in sports, and will offer a look into the experience of a different prospect every week. Each pick is a player. Each player has a story. This is Boykin’s.