Cory Boyd never saw the field for the Bucs.

Then and now: Cory Boyd


I am beginning a final series where I step back and look at the Buccaneers previous draft picks, so far we have looked at the 2010 and 2009 classes, now we will look at the 2008 class, what was expected of them and where they are now. First on the list is running back, Cory Boyd.

Cory Boyd was selected in the 7th round out of South Carolina. Boyd, never stepped onto the field for the Bucs. While at the rookie symposium, he got into an altercation with now starting corner Aqib Talib. After training, Boyd was waived, and never stepped onto the field in a Bucs jersey.

Boyd was a strong running back while at South Carolina that rushed for over 1000 yards, but he could not quite make it on the Bucs team. He was signed to the Broncos roster, but never got a chance to play in the NFL. He now plays for the Toronto Argonauts.

Late round picks are often not expected to become starters in the NFL and expectations for them are not as high (Tom Brady is an exception to this norm). Boyd could have been a decent running back or special team player for the Bucs, but because of the fight with Talib and lack of production at training camp, he is no longer with the Bucs.

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