TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce was drafted by the New England Patriots as the fifth pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, the 102nd selection overall.
Texas defensive end Alex Okafor went next, No. 103 overall to the Arizona Cardinals.
Boyce, who bypassed his senior year with the Horned Frogs to enter the draft, goes to a Patriots team that lost 100-catch receiver Wes Welker in free agency to Denver while signing onetime Dallas Cowboys receiver Danny Amendola away from the St. Louis Rams.
Boyce, from Copperas Cove, Texas, drew praise from the ESPN analysts, who noted Boyce's continued success despite TCU's abrupt change in quarterbacks in 2012 and his ability to win a lot of "50-50" balls despite being 5-foot-11.
Boyce had an eye-opening Scouting Combine with a 4.34 time in the 40 and showing surprising strength.
On NFL.com, analyst Mike Mayock says Boyce would have gone higher "if it wasn't for a foot injury this year."
Okafor's prospects were hurt by having to play inside to plug holes on the Longhorns' defensive line, but had a big Alamo Bowl with 4 1/2 sacks against Oregon State.