Philadelphia Eagles corner back Brandon Boykin has made a huge impact in their defense this year. He has eight take-aways in the regular season. Two forced fumbles and six interceptions. Some of these have been momentum shifting plays. The one he will be remembered for the most is the game-ending interception in the victory against the Dallas Cowboys in week 17. That win raised the Eagles into the 2013 NFL Playoffs and crowned them Champions of the NFC East Division.
It can be argued he is the best slot corner back in the league with little to no resistance. The eight take-aways are impressive but what isn’t shown in the stats is his ability to disrupt receivers. This was showcased in his disruption to Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant in week 17. Bryant is a dominant receiver but with Boykin in his back pocket all night he was limited to only eight catches for 99 yards.