Jets Draft QB Tajh Boyd
(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The New York Jets selected former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd with the 213th overall pick on Saturday.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan's son, Seth, is a freshman wide receiver on Clemson and gave the Jets and his father the inside scoop on Boyd.
"We probably had more insight into his character with my son being there," Ryan said. "My son talked about his leadership. He said he was the leader of that program as far as a player is concerned. He said that if Tajh called a meeting at 2 a.m., the entire football team would've been there. That speaks about the type of person he is. We're excited to bring Tajh here and let him compete."
The Jets now have veteran quarterback Michael Vick, second-year quarterback Geno Smith, Matt Simms and Boyd, who will all be in camp this summer.
"He said, 'How'd you like to be a Jet?' " Boyd said when asked what Ryan said to him on the phone. "It was probably the most refreshing call and the most exciting call I've received in my life."
Boyd was the 13th quarterback selected off the board. He is expected to compete with Simms for the No. 3 spot.
"Half those guys I beat in games," Boyd said of the quarterbacks selected before him. "It was a little frustrating, but once you get the call it all goes away."
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