In fact, Boyce and Brady share the same agents, Yee & Dubin Sports.
The two were introduced when Boyce visited New England earlier this spring. The 5-foot-11 pass catcher did not have a private workout with the Patriots, but his intelligence helped catch the Patriots' attention.
"I'm real smart," Boyce said Saturday. "I can pick up things pretty quick. I see a lot of things before they happen. I think my mind is working for me a lot of times."
It also helps that Boyce ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash at February's scouting combine. He did it despite recovering from a foot injury, which he said contributed to his decision to enter the draft as a redshirt junior.
"Getting injured, you didn't know what would happen," Boyce said, mentioning he already earned his degree. "So I just came on out."
Boyce said his foot injury is still "day-to-day." It's unclear at this point if he'll be able to fully participate in the upcoming rookie minicamp.