Delaware TE Nick Boyle accepts Senior Bowl invitation


The Senior Bowl has announced its third wave of accepted invitations.  Among the sixteen players that were announced to have accepted invitations included another FCS player in Delaware tight end Nick Boyle.  After initially being redshirted as a freshman, injuries forced him to have to play and he played in 7 games, starting 5 of them and never looked back.  As a junior and this year as a senior, Boyle has become one of the best at his position in the country, regardless of subdivision.

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Boyle has terrific size for the position, listed at 6’6″ 270lbs and has been a dual threat in his career with the Blue Hens, able to make plays as a pass catcher and run blocker.  In the past 33 games, Boyle has caught 79 passes for 778 yards and 11 touchdowns.  The Senior Bowl will give him an enormous opportunity to prove he can play against top level competition and really make a name for himself headed into the draft process.

In addition to being able to play tight end, Boyle is also able to long snap for a team. Last year, another FCS player in Montana linebacker Jordan Tripp attended the event as someone that could play a position as well as long snap.  Tripp was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round.  This year, Boyle will offer similar versatility.  Having a position player that can also long snap is extremely valuable as it can potentially save a roster spot.

The tight end class, especially with the seniors, could be a weak one in terms of the talent available this year.  Boyle has a chance to put himself in position to be the top senior taken, if not the top tight end overall.   Boyle is just the latest Blue Hen that will have an opportunity to make a big impression in Mobile.