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By the time Boyd was able to forget about what he heard on television and started listening to his coaches, a good chunk of the season had already passed. This week, through four days of practices, he wants to prove he’s ready for the NFL.

“You got to this point for a reason,” Boyd said. “You’ve got a chance to finish college on a high note for the reason that you were the type of player that you were, and nobody can really change that.”