Eagles make 4th, 5th round draft picks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - April 28, 2012 (WPVI) -- The Eagles selected Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin and Purdue offensive tackle Dennis Kelly in the fourth and fifth round of the NFL draft.
The 5-foot-9.5, 182-pound Boykin, the 13rd overall pick, can play in the slot or outside and is also a skilled returner. He even played a little on offense for the Bulldogs.
Boykin is considered a strong tackler, quick and has the leaping ability to cover taller receivers. He had nine career interceptions, and returned four kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns.
Boykin scored a safety, returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and caught a 13-yard TD in a triple-overtime loss to Michigan State in the Outback Bowl.
He won the 2011 Paul Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile player.
The 6-foot-8, 321-pound Kelly could help provide depth at a position where the Eagles suffered a major loss in the offseason when five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters tore his Achilles' tendon.
Kelly started every game the past three seasons at left tackle for the Boilermakers, a streak of 37 consecutive games protecting the quarterback's blind side. Kelly is known for his aggressiveness and being durable. His size makes him an intimidating presence. Kelly was chosen with the 153rd overall pick.
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