With the 2014 Boston College football season still technically in progress, thoughts of the 2015 NFL Draft have been far from our minds.
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Yet, come this spring, Eagles fans could be talking about more of their football players getting chosen to be a part of the National Football League.
Of course, the event will lack that certain je ne sais quoi in being out of Radio City Music Hall, but it does not change the fact that Boston College does have a few graduating young men on the mock draft radars.
One of them is Andy Gallik, a team captain and a graduate student center from Illinois. Drafttek puts him at the #140 spot on their big board. In somewhat of a corresponding move, Draftsite forecasts Gallik at the moment as being the 130th pick in the draft, going early in the fifth round to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gallik has been the anchor of Boston College’s offensive line, and one of its best of five up front in 2014.
Another is senior defensive end Brian Mihalik; he does not make the five-round mock 2015 NFL Draft, but he is 198th on the big board. This appears to be a drop, but being in the top 200 at least gives you a shot. In 12 games so far this season, Mihalik has made 27 tackles with 4.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks. He has also intercepted a pass.
Last season, bucking the typical trend of Eagles being projected to go in the late rounds and then getting snubbed, Boston College had several players taken after the certain choice of Andre Williams, including two in the seventh round. Could the 2015 NFL Draft present another opportunity for the Eagles to get these guys into the selections, plus one or two other draft-eligible players?
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves right now. At present, in a year where the Eagles do not have many draft-eligible players of note, be pleased with Gallik and Mihalik being recognized. There is still one game to play and months of pro days, combines, and all that. Our hope is that the Boston College football players in the mix work their way further up as time progresses.