Sixth-round draft pick Tajh Boyd is looking to change his throwing motion while making the adjustment to the NFL (Walder, May 19).
Boyd will be looking to throw more over the top, instead of side-arming the ball.
“I throw it at like different angles sometimes. Three-quarters, sidearm,” Boyd said. “That’s kind of one of the things that made me a little different but he wants me to come over with the full range of motion over the top.”
Boyd will be challenging for the No. 3 quarterback spot against Matt Simms.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comThe hope, of course, is that correcting Boyd’s delivery mechanics and release point will greatly increase his playing potential. Side-arm deliveries can work in the ACC with as many bubble screens as the Tigers threw, but with the larger defensive linemen and linebackers not going over the top will be problematic.
The problem with a professional athlete re-learning their mechanics is that it it will either make Boyd a significantly better quarterback or has the potential to backfire on the Jets. Regardless, when a quarterback who was talked about as an early draftee nine months ago winds up getting drafted in the end of the sixth round, the cold reality is that this can do nothing but help his viability as an NFL player.
TheJetsBlog.com’s Corey Griffin breaks down Boyd…