Rakeem Boyd Fantasy Football Profile
Rakeem Boyd attended Stratford High School in Houston, Texas. During his high school career, he rushed for 6,436 yards and 80 touchdowns. He committed to Texas A&M University to play college football.
Boyd spent one year at Texas A&M before transferring to Independence Community College. In his one season at Independence, he rushed for 1,211 yards with 14 touchdowns. After the season, he transferred to the University of Arkansas. During his first year at Arkansas in 2018, Boyd played in all 12 games and started the final eight. As a junior in 2019, he started all 12 games, rushing for 1,133 yards on 184 carries and eight touchdowns.
On December 1st, 2020, he opted out of the remainder of his senior season and declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. He had appeared in six games prior to opting out and he posted 309 yards and 3 touchdowns on 82 carries with 10 receptions for an additional 33 yards.
Rakeem Boyd is a power back with the ability to lower the shoulder on defenders, and he demonstrates the will to drive through contact. Boyd demonstrates an impressive initial burst when working through the hole along with quality long speed that enables him to run away from defenders at the next level. He offers some pass catching upside with decent hands.
Our evaluators at RotoHeat are mixed when it comes to the potential of Boyd. The team wasn’t blown away by his film, but also didn’t dislike what they saw either. We encourage you to visit rookiedraftguide.com and review the film our team watched in order to form your own opinion prior to your rookie drafts.
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