Eight Boston College football players, including likely first-round pick Luke Kuechly, attended BC’s pro day yesterday at Alumni Stadium. Twenty-four players from other area schools also worked out for NFL scouts, but the key draw was Kuechly.
Did he deliver? Somewhat, as he was content not to disturb his tremendous NFL combine numbers by retesting them, but he ran other drills. Many of the scouts who left Boston College were very impressed.
A number of teams observed the BC middle linebacker, including the Philadelphia Eagles, who appeared to be hot on Kuechly’s trail until they hauled in Houston’s DeMeco Ryans via trade. It is clear that the Eagles still have needs at linebacker, but Ryans is young (27) and fills a major hole for Philadelphia; it remains to be seen if their recent move suggests that they will not be drafting Kuechly.
Few of the other BC players merited lines in published accounts of the pro day; Ifeanyi Momah, who made news for not participating, was one of them. Momah’s knee was reportedly not in good enough shape to take part in drills, so he did not, and unfortunately, any chance he had of impressing NFL scouts in a major forum went by the wayside.
Donnie Fletcher also reportedly ran a very fast 4.38 40-yard dash. The Eagles defensive back is currently projecting as a third-day pick in the draft, which takes place from April 26 to 28; that 4.38 definitely will not hurt.
Boston College baseball finally ended their weeks-long futility on Wednesday afternoon when they beat the Bryant Bulldogs, 8-5. This ended a 10-game losing streak for the Eagles and moves them to 7-12 on the season.
BC went 17-33 last year and did not qualify for the ACC Tournament. In having an 0-6 conference record, they aren’t off to a good start on the latter, but with any luck, they can scrounge together at least ten more wins. Thing is, we don’t want to see them repeat a 17-win season — we want to see them improve upon it. With the way things change in baseball, it’s too soon to say where those wins might come from, but there’s no reason not to hope that BC can find them.
Yesterday, Boston College’s the women’s lacrosse team defeated Harvard, 7-5. With the win, the ranked Eagles are now back above .500 at 5-4 on the season.
Prior to the hockey game at 4pm, the lacrosse team plays at home at 1pm on Saturday.