Josh Boyce hung up his phone thinking the Miami Dolphins had made his life-long dream come true. The Dolphins were set to pick Boyce with the 104th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. But, it turns out that another AFC East team had their eyes on the former TCU wide receiver as the New England Patriots selected Boyce with the 102nd pick.
The Dolphins told Boyce on the phone that they were prepared to draft him but as soon as he hung up the phone with Miami team officials, he immediately got a call from the New England Patriots voicing their decision to select the 21-year-old with their fifth round pick.
Boyce will head to New England after the Patriots “stole” him from their AFC East rivals. He will get the privilege of playing for another highly talented quarterback in Tom Brady. Boyce was a high school teammate of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and played with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton at TCU.
In his final season for the Horned Frogs, Boyce hauled in 66 receptions for 891 yards and seven touchdowns. He also posted impressive numbers in 2011, catching 61 passes for 998 yards and nine touchdowns. Boyce will compete with Donald Jones, who signed with New England in the off-season, and Aaron Dobson, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft by the Patriots, for the No. 3 wideout spot on the roster.