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In the coming season, the stability of the receiving corps will be a major issue. Drew Barksdale is one of those players who will look to contribute.
As we will discuss when the season draws near, the losses of Alex Amidon and Spiffy Evans eliminates several options. Boston College may now be a run-first team, but you have to throw the football. What other way can one keep a defense honest than to find some sort of balance?
If the wide receiver depth chart is to be rebuilt, the 2014 Eagles are going to need contributions. That might be where Drew Barksdale comes in. Barksdale is an Ohioan who came to Boston College as part of the 2013 recruiting class. What might his function be on the team during this upcoming season?
Drew Barksdale #37: Fast Facts
- Position: Wide receiver
- Hometown: Solon, Ohio
- High School: Solon High School
- Measurements: 5-foot-11, 193 lb.
- BC games played: 1
Drew Barksdale #37: 2013 Season
- Backup wide receiver, on final two-deep of season
- Games played: 1 (USC)
- Cumulative stats: Did not accumulate statistics
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
In high school, Barksdale reportedly ran a 4.49 40, but what a guy did in high school does not really matter a year into a college playing career. Can he help the Eagles out now?
Of the Eagles on last year’s two-deep, three — Amidon, Evans, and Marcus Grant — are gone. Bobby Swigert is back and some freshmen are coming in, but simply put, there is playing time up for grabs. At this point, it is not wise to say that Barksdale will be a starting wide receiver, but barring some roster changes or similar, chances are that he will be on the depth chart, he will get reps, and he will probably record his first career reception during the 2014 season.