Brandon Boykin Has Asserted Himself As Best Slot Corner In Football For Philadelphia Eagles

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What can you say about Brandon Boykin? For the second straight week he came up with a huge play this time in crunch time to seal the game and the NFC East crown for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Boykin has been a beast on the inside as a slot corner for the Eagles in what is truly one of the hardest positions to play in football. Usually the opposing team’s quickest and shiftiest receivers man the slot. Boykin has been supreme at taking away the slot weapon of the opposition while also consistently making big plays on the football.

With six interceptions, Boykin ranks second in the league behind all-world corner Richard Sherman in picks, but you have to remember he plays considerably less snaps because he is the team’s third cornerback that usually is only on the field in nickel situations.

Those are impressive numbers for the second-year cornerback. It looks like Eagles general manager Howie Roseman found a gem as Boykin has a nose and instinct for the ball. He is also the type of player that comes up big when it matters most as we saw on Sunday Night.

Expect more of the same for the second-year star in the playoffs. This kid is becoming something special, and he already looks like the best slot cornerback in football in only his second season in the league. The arrow is only pointing up from here.

Don’t be surprised to see Boykin get more than a few Pro Bowl nods throughout his career and hopefully more hardware along the way.


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