CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Bengals have signed second-round draft wide receiver Tyler Boyd from the University of Pittsburgh.
Boyd led all receivers in both receptions and receiving with 254 and 3,361 yards respectively.
He also averaged 24.4 yards on kickoff returns to notch a sum of 1,362, which could add a level of competition to fellow teammate Brandon Tate who has been deemed as the main returner in past seasons.
In addition, Boyd has tallied a total of 520 rushing yards and 5,243 all-purpose yardage that stands second in program history next to Tony Dorsett. His numbers also match up with future all-pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald who claimed 92 catches in 2003 next to Boyd's 91 as a junior in 2015.
If that's not enough, Boyd has notched 13 career games of 100-plus receiving yards in comparison to Fitzgerald's 14.
"We're excited to have Tyler officially in the fold," head coach Marvin Lewis said in a press release. "He had such a productive career at Pittsburgh. A great receiver, and he's also rushed the ball and thrown it.
He's done it all there, kick returns, too. He's competitive and strong. He's great with the ball in his hands, he does a great job of using his body to create separation, and he seems to understand the game very well.
He's a good fit for us and where we want to go moving forward."
This marks the fourth signing for the Bengals as it has yet to sign three other picks from the 2016 NFL Draft, including first-round draftee corner back William Jackson III from the University of Houston.
By: Jacob Stansell