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Boston College LB Steven Daniels will visit the Washington Redskins this week.

Daniels previously visited the Patriots and has worked out for the Saints, Browns and Colts. He's an underrated inside run-stuffer suited best to a 3-4 defense. Pro Football Focus compares him to Brandon Spikes.
Apr 18 - 6:54 PM

Pro Football Focus compares Boston College LB Steven Daniels to Brandon Spikes.

Interestingly, Daniels just visited the Patriots and is considered an ideal fit for that defense -- just as Spikes once was. Daniels is a pure rock-em, sock-em run stuffer, finishing with PFF's highest run-stopping grade among linebackers in 2015. He wins with power and sound diagnostic skills. "Daniels and Spikes also used that same power and aggression to attack in the blitz game, where they could overpower running backs to create pressure," PFF concluded.
Apr 15 - 1:36 PM

Boston College LB Steven Daniels will visit the Patriots on Thursday.

As a local prospect, we're pretty sure New England won't have to use one of its 30 prospect visits to host Daniels. Daniels is a pure run-stuffing inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He's quite good at what he does and would be a nice fit with the Patriots.
Apr 13 - 7:03 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Boston College LB Steven Daniels to Jeff Luc.

While the analyst first thought that Daniels looked too big and stiff to project as NFL linebacker, he eventually concluded that Daniels' "motor and strength makes up for some of his deficiencies." Interestingly, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler also made the Luc comparison last summer. Great minds. Zierlein concluded: "He plays better football than he tests and could become a consideration for 3-4 teams looking for a thumper to add some depth."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 12 - 12:37 PM

Boston College turned down an offer from the Red Sox to play their November 19 showdown with UConn at Fenway Park.

Sox president Sam Kennedy had previously offered an open invitation, saying, "Given the positive feedback we received on last November’s Shamrock Series, the Red Sox would love to see a return of BC football to Fenway Park in the near future. We have extended the invitation for BC to return whenever it works for their schedule." The Eagles are opting to pass on the opportunity, at least for the time being. While the team has had a business relationship with Fenway Sports Management since 2004, AD Brad Bates would prefer not to give up any home games for a neutral site (regardless of how neutral Fenway would actually be).
Mar 26 - 7:34 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Boston College S Justin Simmons interviewed with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday.

Simmons dined with the franchise and also did film work with them. What makes this intriguing is that, per Pauline's report, is that Detroit spent time with Simmons during Shrine Game week and also interviewed him at the Combine. For his part, Simmons ran an impressive low-4.5s forty at his Pro Day event.
Mar 20 - 1:29 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes the Seahawks might target Boston College DT Connor Wujciak as a potential OL conversion.

The Seahawks have a history of converting big, athletic non-offensive linemen who project as late round picks into blockers. Look at J.R. Sweezy and Kristjan Sokoli. Wujciak stands 6-foot-3 291-pounds and tested like the top defensive tackle at the NFL Combine. He is a sixth-round to undrafted free agent projection. Tom Cable sticks to his process, and this one fits. We'll be interested to see if a private workout or in-house visit pops up during the process.
Mar 9 - 10:30 AM

With the Boston College basketball team's loss to Clemson on Saturday, the Eagles became the first team since Georgia in 1943-1944 to post win-less conference records in both football and basketball in the same cycle.

Wow. Just wow. There's not much else you can say. When the record you're breaking was set at a time when World War II was still actually a war in the world, that's terrifying enough. On the football side of things, the situation's made all the more depressing by the fact that Boston College boasted one of the best defensive teams in the country in 2015. Didn't matter, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Their offense was just that bad. Look no further than their 14-0 loss to Florida State on September 18. The Eagles played near-perfect defense and fell to the Seminoles, anyway. With sophomore QB Darius Wade recovered from an ankle injury and graduate transfer QB Patrick Towles now in the fold, there should be at least a little more offensive spark (and maybe a win or two in conference?) come 2016. Regardless, yikes.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 5 - 4:18 PM

Boston College S Justin Simmons changed the perception that he was a good college player who was limited athletically at the Combine, noted TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Simmons wasn't expected to run the forty in the 4.5 range, but he did just that. He almost dominated the safety field with a position-best vertical jump of 40 inches. Simmons' broad jump of 10-6 ranked No. 5, while his times in the short shuttle (3.85 seconds), long shuttle (10.84) and three-cone drill (6.58) were all top-five showings among defensive backs. We're really encouraged by this. Rotoworld's Josh Norris liked Simmons' style down at the Shrine Game. "Simmons looks the part at safety, closing in on ball carriers in alleys or disrupting the catch point after anticipating passes," Norris wrote.
Mar 2 - 12:45 PM

Boston College sophomore QB Darius Wade (ankle) will be a full participant in spring practice.

Wade had himself a rough 2015 season, breaking his left ankle against Florida State three weeks into the campaign. The 6-foot, 201-pounder sat on the sidelines while he watched the Boston College offense sputter and die repeatedly. BC averaged just 17.7 points per game last season, the eighth-worst mark in the country. Said Wade, "We know we have a good offense here, and that was unfortunate to see the product we displayed." Unfortunate, indeed. The sophomore's not a given to start next season, though, as he'll have to contend with Kentucky graduate transfer QB Patrick Towles.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 22 - 9:58 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline notes that "many thought [Boston College LB Steven] Daniels was worthy of an invitation to Mobile and it was a travesty he was not asked to play at the Shrine Game."

Daniels might not have been invited to either of those annual pre-draft bowls, but the 6-foot, 257-pounder will have his chance to shine at the NFL Scouting Combine. Pauline tags him with a sixth-round grade at this present time, but that's just at the present time. Pro Football Focus writer Zoltan Buday has tabbed him as "one of the most underrated prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft." Per Buday, he's a run-defending fiend, though his work against the pass is less polished and could cause him to slip. Last season, he posted a stellar statistical season with 82 tackles (16 for loss), six sacks and an interception. As for the combine, Pauline believes he'll run the 40 in the neighborhood of the high 4.7's or low 4.8's.
Feb 20 - 6:08 PM

Boston College DT Connor Wujciak "struggles to constrict rushing lanes with consistency when matched up against bigger, stronger interior blockers," according to NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.

Zierlein offers several notes of concern for Wujciak's NFL future, notably writing that he has "very little juice off the snap and is unable to activate a serviceable, NFL-level bull rush." The analyst is also dubious of the 6-foot-2, 296-pounder's length, noting that he's "easy to see and throw over for quarterbacks." This past season, he recorded 29 tackles (10.5 for loss), four sacks and a forced fumble.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 8:46 PM

An NFC scout is concerned that Boston College DT/DE Mehdi Abdesmad's medicals may not check out.

The Canadian-born prospect earned honorable mention All-ACC recognition last year for logging 49 tackles, 15 TFL and 5.5 sacks. The previous two years were wrecked by issues with his left knee (Abdesmad played a total of seven games between 2013-2014). "I thought he moved around pretty well this year, but I'm worried for him that those knees aren't going to check out in combine medicals. If they do, he has a shot," the NFC scout said. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compares him to Ropati Pitoitua, concluding: "Abdesmad is an intriguing prospect due to his size and impact tackle production. He's big and strong enough, but his poor pad level and hand usage prevents him from reaching his full potential. While his knees have been an issue in the past, he looked unaffected this season and could become a rotational tackle/end for a 3-4 team."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 1:31 PM

Boston College LB Steven Daniels "is one of the most underrated prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft," according to Pro Football Focus' Zoltan Buday.

"He was not only the best linebacker in the ACC, but he also received the highest grade among all college linebackers, which is largely due to his work in defending the run," Buday wrote. "Although, he improved in pass coverage in the 2015 season and allowed only one touchdown in coverage; it is still to be seen whether he can be a three-down linebacker in the NFL, which will probably impact his draft position." Daniels led all Power-5 ILBs with a 15.3% run stop percentage and 50 of his 56 tackles in the running game were stops, which tells you that if he gets his hands on you, you're going down.
Feb 10 - 2:51 PM

Boston College hired former Texans DL coach Paul Pasqualoni to serve in the same capacity.

Pasqualoni was the head coach at Syracuse from 1991 to 2004, but his last gig at the college level came when he served as head honcho for UConn from 2011 to 2013. He was fired in September, 2013, and has spent the last two seasons on the coaching staffs of the Bears and Texans. In a statement, Boston College HC Steve Addazio said, "Coach Pasqualoni brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from both the collegiate and professional level to our program."
Feb 5 - 6:22 PM


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