|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 220 lb.|
|Born:||October 12, 1996|
|Drafted:||2019 / Rd. 3 (93)|
Boykin caught one of two targets for 11 yards Sunday against the Eagles.
Analysis: It was another nondescript outing from Boykin, who has yet to go over 40 yards or four catches in any game this season. His playing time the past three weeks has dipped down below a 60 percent snap share in each of those games and Sunday's percentage was just 45. Meanwhile, rookie Devin Duvernay is slowly but surely playing more snaps each week. The Ravens said in the lead-up to Sunday's game that they were looking to get Boykin more involved but that certainly wasn't the case. He'll be on a bye before returning to action Week 8 against the Steelers.
Boykin (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Analysis: Boykin was added to the Ravens' injury report after a thigh issue limited his activity in the team's final practice of the week Friday, but he moved around well enough in pregame warmups to gain clearance. After playing more than two-thirds of the Ravens' offensive snaps in each of the first three games of the season, Boykin lost work to rookie Devin Duvernay in both of the past two contests. Boykin played 54 percent of the snaps Week 4 and 57 percent of the snaps Week 5, logging two of six receptions for 28 yards between those games.
Boykin is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles due to a thigh injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Boykin was a new addition to Friday's injury report, as Zrebiec notes, a hint that he could have picked up his thigh issue during practice. The second-year pro was held without a catch on two targets Week 5, and he has yet to surpass 40 receiving yards in a game this season. If Boykin were forced to miss any time, it could provide rookies Devin Duvernay and James Proche additional opportunities to work their way into Baltimore's offense.
Boykin was held without a catch on two targets over 36 snaps Sunday against the Bengals.
Analysis: Boykin continues to struggle to find his footing in the passing game. He hasn't seen more than five targets in any game this season and he has just three catches for 36 yards over his last three games. Coach John Harbaugh said during Monday's press conference that the team wants to get Boykin "more involved" according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. Even if this is true, Boykin won't see more targets than Marquise Brown or Mark Andrews. Boykin will have a chance to be more involved Sunday against the Eagles.
Boykin caught two of four targets for 28 yards Sunday against the Football Team.
Analysis: Boykin played a season-low 54 percent of the snaps -- 31 total -- and he would have only had one catch for 13 yards on three targets if not for a 15-yard gain on a fake punt pass from Sam Koch. Earlier in the season, Boykin was at least playing the majority of the snaps on offense. Sunday may be the start of a bad trend for Boykin if his snaps and targets don't tick back up against the Bengals in Week 5, particularly now that rookies like Devin Duvernay and James Proche seem to be working their way into roles.
Boykin hauled in one of two targets for eight receiving yards during Monday's 34-20 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Boykin didn't have a prolific night on the stat sheet, but neither did any other member of the Ravens' receiving corps. Marquise Brown led Baltimore wide receivers with 13 yards, while the collective group of Boykin, Brown, Devin Duvernay and Willie Snead only combined for a measly 32 receiving yards. The matchup isn't ideal Week 4 for Boykin, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens' passing attack, going up against a Washington team that ranks among the league's 10 toughest defenses in terms of both catches (36) and touchdowns (one) allowed to opposing wideouts.
Boykin caught four of five targets for 38 yards Sunday against the Texans.
Analysis: Boykin is playing a high percentage of the snaps and has been effective on a per-target basis (8.3 YPT) but he is not being used downfield. He's averaging just 28.0 air yards per game through two weeks and his average depth of target checks in at 6.2 yards, which is just the seventh percentile among all NFL receivers. That said, Boykin has used his standout athleticism to average 5.3 yards after the catch. Boykin is playing well enough to keep his high snap count but Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews remain the top two targets in this offense.
Boykin caught three of his four targets for 37 yards Sunday against the Browns.
Analysis: The second-year wideout was mostly efficient with his targets, but it's the one target he missed that sticks out as he had a ball bounce off his hands in the end zone for what would have been a touchdown. Still, Boykin had the most snaps of any Ravens receiver and saw the second-most targets. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews remain the primary pass-catchers for the Ravens, but there's room in the offense for Boykin to take the next step and become a consistent contributor. He and the Ravens will go to Houston to take on the Texans in Week 2.
Boykin has shown marked improvement during training camp, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Finding a reliable option opposite Marquise Brown has been a major storyline for the Ravens offense all offseason. Veteran Dez Bryant worked out for the team last week but left without a contract, and it's possible that Boykin's improved play was a factor. Boykin had an underwhelming rookie season, drawing just 22 targets and playing fewer snaps than Seth Roberts. He was productive when targeted, catching three touchdowns and averaging 9.0 YPT, but the lack of targets per snap suggests that he has some work to do in terms of presenting a viable look to quarterback Lamar Jackson. Boykin is extremely athletic, and if his maturation as a receiver starts to match up with his raw gifts, he can be an impact player in Baltimore's low-volume, high-efficiency passing attack.
Boykin will face added competition for targets after the Ravens drafted a pair of receivers over the weekend, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The heat was already on Boykin after he underperformed as a rookie, and the Ravens' selections of Devin Duvernay and James Proche means that the team wasn't satisfied with what it had at receiver before the draft. One mark in Boykin's favor is that neither Duvernay or Proche are built to take his spot in three-wide sets as both are projected slot receivers. That said, Boykin is at risk of getting passed over for targets, especially if Duvernay is a quick study. Boykin has a lot to prove this offseason to live up to his billing as a third-round pick in 2019.
General manager Eric DeCosta said the Ravens expect Boykin to make a second-year leap, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The 2019 third-round pick started 11 of 16 games as a rookie but was used as a run blocker on about half of his 425 offensive snaps. Boykin finished the regular season with 13 catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns, drawing no more than three targets in any one game until he got seven in a playoff loss to the Titans (three receptions for 26 yards). The 23-year-old could now take over more of the work that went to Seth Roberts in 2019, though there's a good chance the Ravens would replace Roberts with a superior talent. The most likely scenario feature Boykin in a job battle this summer, while Marquise Brown will be locked in for one starting spot and Willie Snead figures to man the slot.
Boykin finished his rookie season with 13 catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 22 targets.
Analysis: It wasn't the season many envisioned for Boykin, who was taken in the third round in the 2019 NFL Draft and, given the receiving depth chart, seemingly had a path to a major role right away. That role never truly materialized, however, as he never played more than 56 percent of the offensive snaps in any of Baltimore's regular-season games. In fairness, Baltimore's offense is unique and veterans like Seth Roberts likely got the edge on Boykin in terms of playing time thanks to things like downfield blocking ability. Boykin should have the inside track at a bigger role in Year 2 with Roberts hitting free agency this offseason, but the Notre Dame product's modest 2019 impact likely won't prevent the Ravens from looking to add at the receiver position either through free agency or the draft.
Boykin was unable to haul in either of his targets during Sunday's 28-10 win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The offense was a little off kilter Sunday as Lamar Jackson and other key starters sat. Still, the game snapped Boykin's two-game streak with a catch, tied for his longest of the season. Boykin, as a down-roster receiver in a run-heavy scheme, doesn't provide too much value and would be a dangerous play even with Baltimore's success on offense. Following the bye, the Texans, Bills or Titans come to town. Boykin did not record a reception in games against Houston and Buffalo this season.
Boykin caught his only target for an eight-yard gain in Week 16 against the Browns.
Analysis: The rookie saw his playing time tick back up against the Browns but he still saw just one target for the second straight week. Boykin has caught more than one pass just once since Week 7 and has a total of four catches for 67 yards in those eight games. He is set to play in the regular season finale against the Steelers, where Robert Griffin will take over as the starting quarterback for the resting Lamar Jackson.
Boykin caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown in Thursday's win over the Jets.
Analysis: After not being targeted for two straight weeks, Boykin got back in the action Thursday with his first touchdown since Week 4 against the Browns. Boykin is still having a difficult time getting consistent target volume, though, so the touchdown Thursday doesn't necessarily portend a role increase in the coming weeks. Seth Roberts, who also caught a touchdown Thursday, seems to have the inside track for snaps ahead of Boykin on the left side of the Ravens offense. Boykin and the Ravens will travel to Cleveland in Week 16.
Boykin was not targeted Sunday against the Bills.
Analysis: Sunday marked the second straight week where Boykin did not draw a single target and his snap count Sunday was his lowest since the season opener against the Dolphins. Boykin appears to be losing playing time to Seth Roberts at the left outside receiver spot as Roberts has out-snapped the rookie in three of the last four weeks. The Jets will visit Baltimore on Thursday this week but there's little indication that Boykin will have a major role.
Boykin (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Analysis: Boykin was considered a game-time decision after being added to the injury report Friday with the ankle injury, but he won't be forced to miss Week 13. The 23-year-old caught two passes for 54 yards in garbage time during last week's win over the Rams, but he was held without a catch over the previous three contests.
Boykin (ankle) will be a game-time decision against the 49ers on Sunday, as he'll need to undergo testing in pregame warm-ups before a decision is made on his status, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Analysis: Boykin is officially listed as questionable for the game. His 54 yards against the Rams in Week 12 were one shy of Boykin's season-high total, which came against the Seahawks in Week 7. If he's able to suit up, Boykin will look to continue his strong play against the NFC West.
Boykin was added to the injury report Friday due to an ankle injury, with the Ravens listing him as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Boykin presumably suffered the injury during Thursday's practice, as he wasn't available for Friday's session. A Week 13 absence could free up some snaps for Chris Moore, or the Ravens might just split the work between Marquise Brown, Willie Snead and Seth Roberts. Regardless, it wouldn't be a huge loss for the offense, as Boykin is averaging 1.6 targets per game.
Boykin caught both of his targets for 54 yards during Monday's 45-6 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Boykin really got going late in Monday night's game, with the Ravens comfortably ahead and Robert Griffin III in at quarterback. With the Ravens continuing the press on the gas on third and long, Griffin lobbed one up the sideline for Boykin to highpoint and come down with a 39-yard gain. Monday's performance snapped a three-game catchless streak for the Boykin. The rookie has flashed big-time potential with an impressive 16.8-yards-per-catch average, but the Ravens' tight-end focused, run-heavy attack has made opportunities sparse. Next up is a very tough test against the league's top-ranked pass defense, the 49ers.
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