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Boston College senior C Andy Gallik "played smart, tough football" in Saturday's upset win over USC, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote.

"Though he did not face off against Leonard Williams all that often, Gallik looked impressive handling the Trojans other next level prospect on the defensive line, Antwaun Woods," Pauline wrote. "The senior center played smart, tough football helping Boston College pull off the upset victory. His blocking, both on the line of scrimmage as well as on the second level, was impressive and largely responsible for the 452-yards the Eagles gained on the ground. I believe Gallik is a better version of former Boston College center Tom Nalen, a seventh round pick of the Denver Broncos in 1994 who went on to enjoy multiple All-Pro performances during his 15 year NFL career. Gallik has moved near the top of the center list and will be a top 100 choice if he continues his impressive play this season." The three-year starter, a 6-foot-3, 299-pounder, was an All-ACC third-team honoree in 2013.
Sep 16 - 5:57 PM

Boston College redshirt senior QB Tyler Murphy completed 10-of-28 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Friday's 30-20 loss to Pittsburgh.

Murphy was utterly ineffective through the air, but he did run for 104 yards and a touchdown across 15 carries (including a 51-yard scamper). Boston College led 7-3 in the first quarter, but Pittsburgh proceeded to take over the game and score the next 24 points. Boston College's offense had all kinds of trouble moving the ball when Murphy wasn't throwing interceptions. The Eagles are a one-man offensive unit at the moment, and that one man is a player that was in over his head when Florida was forced to use him last season. It could be a long season in Beantown.
Sep 5 - 11:02 PM

Boston College redshirt senior S Ty-Meer Brown "will benefit from the attack defense he’ll now play in," believes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Brown transferred over from UConn, placing himself in a defensive system that better suits his athletic gifts. "Brown has taken his game north, at least geographically," Pauline wrote. "I believe Brown will benefit from the attack defense he’ll now play in and has the opportunity to improve his draft stock." Pauline gives the fifth-year senior a preseason Round 7 grade.
Aug 18 - 1:05 AM

Boston College senior DE Brian Mihalik "is an intriguing prospect," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The defensive end measures over 6-feet, 8.5-inches and flashes ability," Pauline wrote. "He’s long, possibly to long, but I think he’ll have an opportunity to play at the next level as a two gap end or interior defensive lineman." Pauline grades Mihalik as a Round 7 or undrafted free agent prospect at present moment. The 6-foot-9 senior has lined up at both DE positions and displayed the ability to both hold the point of attack and pin his ears back as a pass rusher.
Aug 17 - 9:18 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline agrees with NFL scouts who stamped a late-round grade on Boston College senior C Andy Gallik.

"Scouts stamped Andrew Gallik with a late round grade and after breaking down the film I concur and gave the senior center a 6th round ranking," the analyst wrote. "He’s not flashy but like many of his predecessors from Boston College who’ve gone on to have success in the NFL, Gallik is a smart, tough blocker on the pivot who does the little things well." The three-year starter, a 6-foot-3, 299-pounder, was an All-ACC third-team honoree in 2013. CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote last month that Gallik "could be one of the top three centers off the board in 2015."
Aug 17 - 4:46 PM

Boston College senior S Dominique Williams needs to have a bigger impact in the passing game to draw the NFL's attention, observes CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

Williams is a "reliable, durable and powerfully-built safety" with the "durability, experience and versatility to line up in the box," writes Stephens. The 6-foot, 218-pound tackling machine has appeared in 34 career games for BC. "Williams is a consistent contributor against the run, demonstrating good in-the-box recognition and strong downhill burst, but lacks side-to-side range in coverage and has made very few plays on the ball (one career pass defensed, one career interception)," Stephens wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 1 - 10:13 PM

Boston College senior OG Ian Silberman is a "much more" natural fit at guard, "where he can put his strength, toughness and limited quickness to use in a short area," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

The 6-foot-5, 293-pound Silberman "boasts a tackle-like frame with a chiseled upper-half and impressive muscular definition throughout, but plays with the nasty demeanor and blue-collar approach of a true trencher," writes Stephen. The former four-star recruit began his career at Florida but transferred to BC in January. Stephens believes he plays tight and is a non-agile athlete, though Silberman does get a head of steam when his number is called to pull or trap. "His strong, active hands help him to compensate for lateral issues when sliding as a pass-protector, so he could get a shot at tackle with the Golden Eagles, but all indications are, at least when considering his NFL prospects, Silberman is a much more natural fit at guard where he can put his strength, toughness and limited quickness to use in a short area," Stephens wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 1 - 9:59 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens believes Boston College senior C Andy Gallik "demonstrates the heady and instinctive nature" of an NFL center.

The three-year center starter was an All-ACC third-team honoree in 2013. "He's not content simply occupying his opponent with a lock-on, but rather, maintains active hands and makes it a point to try and finish each opponent into the turf," wrote Stephens. "His lower half flexibility and ability to widen allow him to anchor against bigger, stronger linemen and hold ground and his feisty nature is exactly what you want in the trenches." Gallik, however, "tends to over-extend when targeting in space and simply doesn't possess the lateral fluidity or quick-twitch athleticism to correct when he takes a wrong angle," observed the analyst. The 6-foot-3, 299-pounder's "experience, instincts and toughness already have him on scouts' radar heading into 2014," wrote Stephens, "and with some technical improvements and a better overall display in space, he could be one of the top three centers off the board in 2015."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 1 - 8:55 PM

Boston College senior DE Brian Mihalik's combination of "extremely rare length and solid instincts" make him an "intriguing NFL prospect," writes CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

The 6-foot-9 senior has lined up at both DE positions and displayed the ability to both hold the point of attack and pin his ears back as a pass rusher since his true freshman season. "Mihalik possesses rare length and surprising quickness to go with that length as he fires off the ball with good timing and gets up to speed by his second or third step despite being a long-strider," Rang wrote. "His lean, wiry frame makes it tough for blockers to get into his space and latch on, and he redirects with better control than one might expect considering his height. He shows good instincts and awareness against the run, and uses his length well to extend and wrap up his target." It's imperative that Mihalik get stronger, as he can be can be neutralized when his momentum is stopped. "Added strength could significantly boost his draft prospects though, as it would allow NFL coaches to consider him as a potential interior option as well," Rang wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 1 - 8:38 PM

49ers selected Boston College DE Kaleb Ramsey with the No. 243 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Ramsey (6-foot-3, 293) will be a 25-year-old rookie after spending six seasons at Boston College, missing most of the 2011-2012 campaigns with injuries. Incredibly injury plagued throughout college, Ramsey missed time with leg injuries, a hip ailment, left shoulder surgery, plantar fasciitis, a left calf tear, and hamstring woes. He also sat out the Combine with a right calf injury. Ramsey is a strong (36 bench-press reps) edge-setter type with experience at both tackle and end.
May 10 - 6:37 PM

Lions selected Boston College K Nate Freese with the No. 229 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Freese (5-foot-11, 192) was perfect as a senior, connecting on all 20 of his field-goal attempts. Across his four-year career, he went 70-of-81 (86.4 percent), finishing as BC's all-time leader in both field goals and points (317). He also handled kickoffs. Freese will compete with John Potter and Giorgio Tavecchio for the right to replace Jason Hanson.
May 10 - 6:05 PM

Seahawks selected Boston College OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis with the No. 132 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Pierre-Louis (6-foot 1/8, 232) made 44 starts for the Eagles, earning first-team All-ACC accolades as a senior and finishing his career with 23 tackles for loss, eight sacks and a forced fumble. He showed ideal athleticism at the Combine, running 4.51 with a 39-inch vertical and highly explosive 10-foot-8 broad jump. Pierre-Louis is much more a finesse defender than thumper, but has tools to become a standout special teamer, and perhaps a starting "Will" linebacker down the road.
May 10 - 2:31 PM

Giants selected Boston College RB Andre Williams with the No. 113 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Williams (5-foot-11 3/8, 230) was the 2013 Doak Walker Award winner as college football's top running back, setting school records in carries (355) and rushing yards (2,177). He averaged 5.31 YPC on 703 career attempts, scoring 28 touchdowns. Although Williams ran 4.56 with a beastly 10-foot-9 broad jump in Indy, he's more of a grinder on tape, almost like a bigger BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He is a decisive, downhill runner with zero shake and has hands of stone, managing 10 catches across 44 college games and relentlessly dropping passes in Combine drills. Some NFL scouts have compared him to Shonn Greene.
May 10 - 12:52 PM

An anonymous NFL scout compared Boston College RB Andre Williams to Shonn Greene.

"Really tough kid," one scout said. "If you want somebody to carry the ball 25 times a game between the tackles this is your guy. He's an old-time running back. He would do better without a rotation just wearing people down. Not real elusive, but once he gets out there he just makes plays." The 6-foot, 227-pound Williams finished No. 5 amongst RBs in the paper's poll of NFL scouts. "Lacks twitch, elude," said a second scout. "Strong, tight, downhill, straight-line runner. Needs a lane." A third quoted scout thrashed Williams: "Worst hands I've ever seen. I never even saw them pitch it to him. You would be crazy to pitch it to him. It's so bad, you feel bad for the kid. I saw a game and the pregame was atrocious. He's working on it, but it's, like, 'What have you been doing for four years?'"
May 4 - 9:29 PM

Boston College OT Matt Patchan visited the 49ers on a pre-draft visit last week.

Patchan (6-foot-6, 302 pounds) began his six-year collegiate career at Florida before transferring to BC. The former defensive lineman's career has unfortunately been littered with health problems, including a leg injury, a torn ACL and back issues. Because of that rap sheet, Patchan might be a group value pick. He's mean, and he's athletic, and he also has a fan in draft insider Tony Pauline, who wrote of the Eagle: "After flashing ability at Florida, Patchan started to develop a complete game last season and moves towards the draft as one of the more underrated offensive tackle prospects available. Still rough around the edges, he could develop into a starter at the next level if he continues to progress and stays healthy."
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