Eagles Football: 2014 Boston College Defensive Line Preview

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Nov 10, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles defensive end

Malachi Moore

(87) prior to a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Boston College Defensive Line Preview: Other Two-Deep Candidates

Our Preview: Harold Landry, DE
Our Preview: Truman Gutapfel, DT
Our Preview: Kevin Kavalec, DE
Our Preview: Malachi Moore, DE
Our Preview: Jack Cottrell, DL

Most of these players will probably make the two-deep (or three-deep at a position or two), but the most interesting name of them all is at the top of the list.

Unless we hear differently, why should we collectively think that Harold Landry will not play in 2014? Lots of people hope he does and that Boston College’s top defensive recruit gets meaningful snaps. Landry was a beast in high school on the defensive line, and when you have elite major conference programs knocking on your door like they did for Landry, he must have been doing something right. If they are anything like those of us on the outside, the Boston College coaches are probably itching to get him out of the bubble wrap and play him now.

Malachi Moore was out all of last season with an injury, but he looks set to return and contribute in 2014. He might only get to be a backup, but he should play.

Truman Gutapfel and Kevin Kavalec are both true sophomores who got into the action last season; in the latter’s case, it followed Abdesmad’s injury. They played in ten and eight games, respectively.

There will be room for more on the interior of the defensive line on the depth chart, so redshirt freshman Jack Cottrell could wind up here. At 235, however, this former linebacker is light and could be listed as an end.