Ask your NFL draft quote-on-quote expert and you'll get a wide range of opinions on Tajh Boyd.
If you go straight to the source, the accomplished former Tiger is pretty clear.
“Honestly I don't think there's anyone out here better than me,” Tajh Boyd said Saturday in his interview session at the NFL Combine. “I'm just going to go out and prove that.”
Alongside teammate Sammy Watkins, he will have the stage in Indianapolis Sunday as one of a few quarterbacks to participate in all of the drills, including throwing, where potential first-rounders Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) and Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) are not.
“Coming into the season I was a top-15 pick supposedly,” Boyd said. “Now you're hearing that. I think it switches that quickly. No one really knows until May. I'm just trying to do what I can.”
The Hampton, Va. product was asked about his decision to come back, after watching his stock drop from a high post-Chick-fil-A Bowl to now.
“After the game, I told myself that I was leaving,” said Boyd. “After the game I had set a mark that if I hit it that it would have catapulted me into the draft. Ultimately that's what happened. When I sat back and realized what I wanted to do and wanted to come back for my senior season. I don't regret my decision at all.
“I feel like I matured in every aspect of the game and did what I wanted to do. The big thing was feeling I was ready to make this transition and do what I wanted to do. I feel like I did.”
Not all of his reviews are poor, Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller highlighted San Francisco as a possible landing spot.
"He’s shown some running ability, has the downfield arm," Miller told 49ers.com “Needs to work on his mechanics especially on quick, underneath routes. He seems to have the physical attributes that fit with what the 49ers have done (at quarterback).”
Boyd would agree.
“I have a lot of versatility,” he said. “Obviously I think I have a lot for any platform. I feel like I can throw from any angle. I think one of my great aspects is I can throw at any angle. I can release high, side-arm or three-quarter.”
“I feel like I always had a quick release, but it's a little more compact. I feel like my footwork is smoother and more on balance with my throws. I'm just ready to go out and throw it around (Sunday).”
Above all, Boyd says he’s a winner.
“Ultimately, I win games,” he said. “I was 32-8 at Clemson. Was 43-2 in high school. Winning is just something I've always been a part of. Wherever I go I want to contribute as early as possible and just try to enjoy myself.”