Eagles Football: 2014 Boston College Wide Receivers Preview

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Oct 26, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Connecticut Huskies wide receiver Shakim Phillips (8) runs with the ball as he is defended by UCF Knights defensive back

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(38) at Bright House Networks Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Boston College Wide Receivers Preview: Shakim Phillips, likely starter

Our Preview: Shakim Phillips, WR

Boston College is going to turn to a player who left the program several years ago (in fairness, during the Dark Period™) but has returned to help lead the Eagles. Phillips played for the Eagles in 2010 for only a handful of snaps, then spent the last three years (played 2012 and 2013) in Connecticut. He will use his final year of eligibility back where it all began.

The team is going to rely on the experiences he gained at UConn, where amongst his more notable efforts was a 178-yard game against Maryland last season. It’s too bad the Terps aren’t around to get torched by him again.

Phillips did not come back to sit on the bench, and his services are going to be needed. He will be near the top of the depth chart.

2014 Boston College Wide Receivers Preview: Josh Bordner, likely starter

Our Preview: Josh Bordner, WR

Bordner has spent most of his Boston College career as a quarterback for the Eagles, but his senior year destiny is to play wide receiver. While we will note that Bordner’s transition has been ongoing and there is no present reason to think it will be halted, he did take some snaps at quarterback with Darius Wade sidelined.

At 6-4, 230, Bordner is a big guy who seems more like a tight end if anything, based upon what we have seen of his abilities to date. It is not inconceivable that his role will evolve into that, but for now, he will come in near the top of the depth chart at this position (unless Wade’s preseason injury is worse than the team has made public).