Boston College’s offensive line has seen many, many faces over the years. It takes five guys to make it work every game (and, if the linemen aren’t bulky enough, perhaps a little Five Guys will also help), plus the depth behind them. Bryan Davis is entering his third year at BC, and he’s one of the men backing up on our offensive line.
His position has switched around a little bit since his arrival. Davis, who also played on the defensive line in high school in Georgia, was recruited by BC as a center in 2009. Upon making it to Boston College, Davis redshirted in 2009 and made his maroon and gold debut in 2010 against NC State. His first career start came in Durham against the Duke Blue Devils, a game which the Eagles won on a late defensive stand.
During his sophomore season, Davis was listed at one point behind Bobby Vardaro on the depth chart at left guard, but he remains listed as a center as he proceeds to his junior season. Davis is not currently listed on the two-deep at any offensive line position coming out of the spring.
It is not unreasonable to expect, if he remains out of sight on the depth chart heading into the fall, that Davis won’t see a ton of snaps this season. All it takes is a couple injuries, however, and he’s in games. I’ve seen too little of him in game action to make concrete determinations about his abilities.
Trivia of the day: Bryan Davis is one of BC’s two current offensive linemen born in Japan; the other is Emmett Cleary.