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NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compared Boston College LB Matt Milano to Chicago Bears LB John Timu.

"A little tight-hipped and might struggle to finish tackles that aren't right in front of him," Zierlein writes, "but he brings as much pound-for-pound force behind his tackles as anyone in the draft." This past season, the 6-foot, 223-pounder recorded 59 tackles (12.0 for loss), 6.5 sacks and an interception over the course of 13 games played. Noted Zierlein, "He has value as a 4-3 OLB and a 3-4 WILB, and should become a top contributor in coverage on special teams."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 8:41 PM

An NFC secondary coach said Boston College DB John Johnson "really caught my eye" at the Senior Bowl.

"Had to go look him up with one of our scouts to find out more about the kid," the scout said. "Way more athletic than a lot of the safeties you see out at this game." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Johnson to Aaron Williams. "Johnson is well above average as a ball-tracker and has the soft hands to finish at the catch-point against receivers," Zierlein wrote. "He has decent size but won't be a banger as a tackler, however, his ability in coverage has NFL personnel men buzzing as a potential early starter in the league."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 12 - 3:06 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote that Boston College QB Patrick Towles is "not a throw-away as a quarterback."

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline has heard that several teams (the Redskins among them) have kicked the tires on possibly transitioning Towles to tight end. Rang sees the upside, there, but he has not given up on the 6-foot-5, 241-pounder as a quarterbacking prospect. "He shows legitimate velocity and touch to make NFL throws," Rang writes before cautioning that Towles "will need to show much greater anticipation and decision-making" if he is to stick at his current position. With just a 54.8% career completion percentage in college, that might be a hard stick.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 9 - 12:25 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers will put Boston College QB Patrick Towles through a private workout.

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays this bit of news. Towles has the requisite athleticism, but his work in games rarely showed next-level passing potential. One interesting note that would make sense, again courtesy of Pauline -- "a few teams," including the Redskins, believe that the 6-foot-5, 241-pound Towles could have a future as an NFL tight end. Transitioning over would not be the worst idea on earth, here.
Apr 7 - 1:26 PM

Boston College QB Patrick Towles met with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins following his pro day workout.

Towles checked in at a shade under 6-foot-5, 241 pounds. During the workout, he posted strong testing numbers -- including a 4.59s forty -- and then "looked good throwing the ball, showing a strong and accurate arm," according to Tony Pauline. Of course, Towles is coming off a highly disappointing collegiate career that included an exodus from Kentucky after he lost his starting job. "He offers next level measurables and arm strength but his tape is very inconsistent," Pauline wrote. "If he receives proper coaching and is given time to develop Towles could surprise at the next level."
Mar 22 - 6:26 PM

Boston College HC Steve Addazio said three-star freshman RB A.J. Dillon will remind fans of Andre Williams.

Williams was a 2013 Heisman Trophy finalist. "When he walks in the room, that's what you're going to say [that he looks like Andre Williams]. ... He was a highly, highly, highly recruited guy nationally from the beginning to the bitter end," Addazio said. The 6-foot-1, 239-pound Dillon spurned Jim Harbaugh and Michigan to become the second-highest-ranked Eagles recruit in this cycle. He'll certainly help. Last year, BC finished No. 116 in yards per carry. Dillon's rehab from a broken leg should be complete in time for him to begin the season on the field with his new teammates. Addazio said "there aren't a lot of guys like A.J. in the country."
Source: ESPN
Feb 8 - 5:14 PM

Per Scouts Inc., Boston College DB John Johnson has been a standout at Senior Bowl practices and is the "smoothest safety down here in terms of movement skills."

"He catches the ball well and gets in and out of his breaks without a hitch," Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl wrote on a shared byline. The crew projects Johnson as simply "a versatile defensive back in the NFL." Johnson played both corner and safety in 2015, but he was a full-time safety this past season. "The coaches put him through some cornerback drills Wednesday, and he did a nice job," Muench and Weidl wrote. "We're interested to dive more into his tape after an impressive first two days of practice."
Source: ESPN
Jan 26 - 3:38 PM

Boston College junior edge rusher Harold Landry will return for his final season of collegiate eligibility in 2017.

Interesting one, here, as Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline was hearing in late December that Landry's teammates believed he would jump for the draft. Landry will be coming back to wreak havoc for the Eagles in 2017, though, which should allow HC Steve Addazio a good night's sleep on Monday. This past season, the 6-foot-3, 245-pounder led the country with 16.5 sacks. In addition, he also turned in 50 tackles -- a whopping 22 of which went for loss. Landry also forced a hearty seven fumbles over the course of 12 games played.
Jan 9 - 7:49 PM

Boston College teammates believe junior edge rusher Harold Landry will declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

If true, Landry's final game was outstanding. His bowl performance against Maryland included 1.5 sacks, one interception and two pass breakups. Landry has flashed on a number of occasions and will likely find himself in the second day area.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:42:00 AM

Boston College redshirt senior QB Patrick Towles completed 10-of-22 passes for 151 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while catching a 20-yard touchdown pass in Monday's 36-30 win over Maryland in the Quick Lane Bowl.

Bowl season is always good for a few kitchen sink trick plays. The Eagles pulled off a sweet one on a double-reverse pass in which Towles went out on a route after getting the Rube Goldberg Machine working. The ball came back to him on a 20-yard scoring pass from WR Jeff Smith, boosting BC to a 23-7 advantage midway through the second quarter. Towles finishes out the final season of his college career having thrown for 1,730 yards with a 12/7 TD/INT ratio. He doesn't figure to be drafted in the spring.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 06:35:00 PM

Boston College junior DE Harold Landry is requesting an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Landry produced some outstanding performances during his collegiate career, namely as a sophomore against FSU in September of 2015. That's not to say Landry is definitely turning pro, but Landry is a very solid run defending edge rusher with upside to get after to the quarterback.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Boston College DB John Johnson accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Johnson has starting experience at both safety and cornerback, so evaluators will no doubt be watching him in Mobile with an eye on identifying his best positional fit at the next level. Johnson is a team captain who collected three interceptions apiece in each of the past two seasons. In 2016, he was the team’s second leading tackler.
Source: Senior Bowl
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Boston College redshirt senior QB Patrick Towles was woefully ineffective in Friday's 45-7 loss to FSU, completing 3-of-11 passes for 29 yards.

And 19 of those 29 yards came on one completion. This was the fourth time in 10 games that Towles has failed to pass for 100 yards and the second time in his last five games that he has thrown for fewer than 50. The 6-foot-5, 238-pound Kentucky transfer has tossed just one touchdown pass in his last four games.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:45:00 PM

USA Today's Dan Wolken relays that there is a "school of thought" at Boston College that HC Steve Addazio should be given at least one more year.

Wolken wrote that the thought is that "it might just be better from a timing perspective to give Addazio one more chance to turn it around and start fresh with a new athletics director next year." Regarding the latter portion of that comment, AD Brad Bates' contract is set to run out at the end of 2017 and, per Wolken, it is not expected to be renewed. This season, Addazio and the Eagles have limped out to a 3-4 record. They are currently working on a 12-game losing streak in conference play.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 12:13:00 PM

Boston College redshirt senior QB Patrick Towles will be a game-time decision Saturday against NC State.

Towles left last week's game with a hamstring injury. HC Steve Addazio indicated that Anthony Brown and Darius Wade are both preparing to play in case Towles can't.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 04:54:00 PM


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