The momentum seems to be growing for Boston College’s offensive linemen in the 2013 NFL Draft, which gets underway on Thursday.
Of course, the term momentum is relative. It means that two months ago, none of our guys were appearing on the full seven-round mock drafts, but now, two of them — John Wetzel and Emmett Cleary — are making their way up the boards.
Boston College has had a player taken in the draft each year since 2006, and by Saturday, we’ll know if that streak will continue through 2013.
Emmett Cleary, OT
John Wetzel, OT
DraftTek: Round 7, Pick 240 overall (Cincinnati Bengals)
Nick Clancy (LB), Colin Larmond, Jr. (WR), Chris Pantale (TE), Gerald Levano (P)
Of interest to Eagles fans: also in the undrafted category is Montel Harris, former BC record-setter.
Remember that there have lately been a number of players who were expected to be taken in the late rounds of the draft but were not, some of whom were more heralded than either Wetzel or Cleary. It would therefore not be a stunning outcome if only one or neither is drafted, but as of right now, there is at least a sense that these two tackles could both find homes in the NFL. They’re no locks, however.
Either way, one would expect most of the names above to get an invitation to an NFL camp in the summer. Wetzel and Cleary definitely will if they are not drafted, and one would expect that relatively successful players like Pantale and Clancy will as well. Ifeanyi Momah already got his, and it’s likely he’ll have company.