Former Notre Dame WR Miles Boykin wows in NFL Combine workout

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame’s locker room erupted when Miles Boykin clocked a 40-yard dash of 4.42 seconds at the NFL Combine on Saturday.

Wide receiver Chase Claypool shared video of Boykin’s former teammates celebrating the sprint of the team’s leading receiver last season. But Boykin’s day at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis went so well, the 40-yard dash wasn’t even one of his top four events when compared with other wide receiver prospects.

Teams reaction after @MBoykin814 second 40yd dash... 4.47—>4.42 !!! That boy getting paid !! This what family all about man.. #GoIrishpic.twitter.com/IX1uei9UFe

— Chase Claypool (@ChaseClaypool) March 2, 2019

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Boykin finished among the top three wide receivers in the three-cone drill, vertical jump, broad jump and 20-yard shuttle. Boykin’s 40 time slated him in a tie for ninth among the 37 wide receivers to run on Saturday.

“Boykin opened a lot of eyes in Indy with explosive testing that dramatically exceeded expectations,” said Scott Wright of draftcountdown.com. “As a result, teams will be going back to the tape for another look. I wouldn’t be surprised if Boykin now comes off the board early on day three.”

The third day of the NFL Draft, set for April 25-27, includes rounds four through seven.

Below are the complete results for Boykin and former Irish tight end Alizé Mack (6-4, 249), who also fared well compared to his peers.

Boykin

• Three-cone drill: 6.77 seconds (1st of 29 wide receivers)

• Vertical jump: 43.5 inches (tied for 1st of 42)

• Broad jump: 140 inches (2nd of 42)

• 20-yard shuttle: 4.07 seconds (3rd of 33)

• 40-yard dash: 4.42 seconds (T-9th of 37).

• Bench press: 12 reps (T-30th of 42)

.@NDFootball WR @MBoykin814 just jumped 43.5" in the vertical! #NFLCombinepic.twitter.com/FApROwQdCg

— NFL (@NFL) March 2, 2019

This kid can jump.

11' 8" broad jump for @NDFootball's @MBoykin814  #NFLCombinepic.twitter.com/And3O23UNM

— NFL (@NFL) March 2, 2019

Anyone who knows @MBoykin814 could have told you he was going to blow up the combine. He was running a 4.4 and jumping 40 inches in grade school good work buddy

— Nic Weishar (@NicWeishar82) March 2, 2019

Is Miles Boykin dominating the combine or is Miles Boykin dominating the combine? You tell me

— Chris Finke (@SlipperyFox10) March 2, 2019

My Irish brothers always had my back just like I had theirs! #ForeverIrishhttps://t.co/UOAXQGKw3E

— Miles Boykin (@MBoykin814) March 2, 2019Mack

• Bench press: 22 reps (tied for 2nd of 18 tight ends)

• Vertical jump: 36 inches (5th of 18)

• Broad jump: 120 inches (5th of 16)

• 40-yard dash: 4.7 seconds (T-7th of 19).

• 60-yard shuttle: 11.93 seconds (7th of 16)

• 20-yard shuttle: 4.34 seconds (9th of 18)

• Three-cone drill: 7.27 seconds (T-13th of 18)

A success! #NFLCombine

— Alizé Mack (@AlizeMack97) March 2, 2019

Former Notre Dame wide receiver Miles Boykin recorded a vertical jump of 43.5 inches on Saturday at the NFL Combine.