NFL Draft Audio: Kevin Boss' Giants Visit

One thing that hit TE Kevin Boss as he was being driven around New York City on his way to Giants Stadium was that he sure wasn't in Western Oregon anymore. But by the end of the visit, he was excited about the prospect of becoming a Giant. Learn more about his visit in this exclusive interview with's Ed Thompson.

Western Oregon's Kevin Boss was the only tight end invited to attend a recent large gathering of NFL prospects at the New York Giants facility. He joined players from across the country such as USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett, Ohio State wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr., Miami linebacker Jon Beason and Florida State linebacker Lawrence Timmons as the Giants coaches and scouts hosted roughly a dozen to 15 players simultaneously according to Boss' estimate.

As the only tight end prospect in the group, the 6-foot-6, 256-pound Boss had the undivided attention of Mike Pope, New York's tight ends coach who had traveled out to Western Oregon to work him out. And the two appear to have developed a great relationship. That's good news for Boss, as Pope is respected as one of the best in the business at evaluating and training tight end talent.

"I've learned a lot about football from him, so it's been great getting to know him," Boss said. "Whenever I'm with him, I just try to soak up everything from him."

During the six-minute audio that's available through the link below, you'll hear Kevin walk you through what the visit was like from the time he landed in Newark, including a dinner the night before his visit and the results of a very important physical since he had been recovering from a shoulder injury that cut his senior season short at the end of October. And he'll tell you about his film session with Coach Pope and his thoughts on possibly getting the chance to work with Jeremy Shockey--a player whose personality couldn't be more opposite than Kevin's. 

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Learn more about Kevin Boss at his player profile page.  And you can read this feature article on his Pro Day that was previously published at

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