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Boston College HC Steve Addazio said that junior DE Zach Allen will have a "breakout year."

"I promise you. He is an elite player. That’ll be a mistake if you turn him into a single block," Addazio said. This past season, the 6-foot-5, 272-pound Allen registered 36 tackles (10.0 for loss), six sacks and four passes defended. Allen has played in 25 games during his first two seasons with the Eagles, including one start to date.
Source: Diehards
Aug 3 - 6:40 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Boston College senior edge rusher Harold Landry is the "top-rated senior prospect" on the lists of "most" NFL scouts and is reminiscent on tape of Syracuse great Dwight Freeney.

"Landry is a tremendous pass rusher off the edge and a defender opponents gameplan around," Pauline wrote. "He beats blockers off the snap with a great first step and beats them around the edge with tremendous speed or exploits them with agility and devastating inside moves." Landry had 16.5 sacks last year despite constant double teams. Listed at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, Pauline thinks he's more like 6'2/250 (and maybe even a little shorter). Because of that, the analyst thinks he could "line up as a one-gap end" and "also see time as a 3-4 OLB as he has the athleticism necessary to play in space." Earlier this month, NFL.com analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah compared Landry to Vic Beasley.
Jul 25 - 3:23 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline calls Boston College senior CB Kamrin Moore "a consistent player who shows terrific ball skills."

"He’s aggressive in all areas of the game and should be a very good nickel back on Sundays," Pauline wrote. Last year, Moore recorded 43 tackles, 1.5 TFL, two interceptions and five pass breakups.
Jul 25 - 1:08 PM

Boston College redshirt junior TE Tommy Sweeney was named to the 2017 John Mackey Award Watch List.

Sweeney (6'5/258) started all 13 games for the Eagles last season. He finished up the campaign having caught 26 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks Sweeney as the No. 27 tight end for collegiate fantasy play during the coming season.
Source: Rivals
Jul 15 - 1:48 PM

NFL.com analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah compares Boston College senior edge rusher Harold Landry to Vic Beasley.

"Both guys are special athletes with top-notch production and upside," he wrote. "I also see a little of Dee Ford in his play." Landry had 16.5 sacks last year despite constant double teams. "Landry is the top pass rusher I've studied so far this summer," Jeremiah wrote. "Arden Key has a more prototypical frame, but Landry bends much better and is more consistently disruptive."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 13 - 6:29 PM

"Several scouts" told Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline that they rank Boston College senior edge rusher Harold Landry as the 2018 class' best senior prospect.

Not only that, but those scouts, per Pauline, "handed him a stratospheric grade not equaled in more than a decade." It's unclear if that "stratospheric" grade is in relation to senior edge rushing prospects specifically, edge rushers in general, or all prospects in general. Nevertheless, it speaks to the high regard the scouting community holds Landry in. As for what position Landry will play in the NFL, Pauline writes: "Is he a defensive end in a one-gap scheme or a 3-4 outside linebacker?" The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder led the country with 16.5 sacks last year.
Jun 19 - 4:36 PM

Boston College freshman QB C.J. Lewis is expected to shift to wide receiver.

Lewis was a three-star dual-threat quarterback recruit who Boston College flipped from Tennessee. The Eagles apparently intend to shift the 6-foot-4, 201-pounder outside. Boston College has ranked No. 114 or worse in passing offense for four straight seasons, so you'd think Lewis would be in line for early playing time at his new position if he flashes this summer.
May 29 - 1:22 PM

Bills selected Boston College LB Matt Milano with the No. 163 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Milano (6’0/223) was a two-year starter at B.C., graduating eighth in school history in tackles for loss (31.5) but never earning better than honorable mention All-ACC from the conference’s coaches. Milano ran a slow forty (4.67) in Indy, but shined in the broad jump (10’5") and vertical (35"), also pumping 24 reps on the bench. An undersized outside linebacker prospect, Milano is headed for special teams.
Apr 29 - 2:55 PM

Rams selected Boston College S John Johnson with the No. 91 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Johnson (6’1/208) made 27 career starts in the B.C. secondary, amassing six tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, and six interceptions. He shined at January’s Senior Bowl practices – particularly excelling in punt coverage during the all-star game – and turned in solid Combine results with a 55th-percentile SPARQ score and impressive 6.72 three-cone time. Johnson racked up 30 special teams tackles over his final three seasons and has experience at boundary corner, slot corner, and both safety spots. He’s a high-floor prospect with a chance to develop into a starter.
Apr 28 - 10:57 PM

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


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