Interview with Panthers Wide Receiver Jarrett Boykin

Jarrett Boykin

Jarrett Boykin

Carolina again didn't make any big splashes in free agency, but it looks as if Dave Gettleman had some key targets he aggressively pursued.  All had a key commonality, they excel at special teams play.  Gettleman grabbed up Tedd Ginn, Jr., Jordan Toddman, Jason Trusnik, Teddy Williams, and former Green Bay Packer wide receiver, Jarrett Boykin to turn around the weakest element of last year's Carolina Panthers.   The targets were more strategic that most give Gettleman credit, however.  He looked to immediately revamp the special teams unit through free agency, rather than rolling the dice on a bunch of green rookies.  All of these guys bring experience, talent, and a hunger to the Panthers special teams.   

We caught up with Jarrett Boykin to find out how he has worked this offseason to make and contribute to this Carolina Panthers team.  Boykin, while he willingly says he "buys into special teams," his eye is on more than being a special teams ace.  He wants to crack the wide receiver core and contribute substantially to the Panthers 2015 offensive success. 

Check out the C3 exclusive interview with Panthers wide receiver, Jarrett Boykin.  You'll be impressed for sure, and won't be able to deny the serious focus and professionalism Boykin brings to the Panthers roster. 

Quotes to Note:

"I'm really excited.  More focused than ever."

"I bring in a physical body style.  A big body....a big physical guy who is willing to block. Make the hard catches and do all those things to attack the middle."

"I'm willing  to do every thing the coaches ask of me."

"Being in A-Rod's pocket, he's a perfectionist....that's the type of person you want to be around when your young."

"Last year when I had a lot of snaps on special teams, I bought into it."

"I want to block kicks, create fumbles, and do those types of things, it is fun."

"When you want something hard enough and bad enough, you put forth your best effort and  you don't want to be denied. I figure if you bring that mentality wherever you go, it will all work out."