An interesting match-up between the left and right coast.  USC comes off a disappointing season yet boasts five potential first round picks.  The top NFL prospect for Boston College is fighting a brave battle off the field yet the program has plenty of next level talent on the gridiron.

Boston College

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

#

Yr

Comments

2nd

Matt Tennant

C

65

5Sr

Dominate blocker on the pivot. Destroys opponents at the point of attack and effective blocking in motion. Reminds us of former BC lineman Chris Snee. Also offers potential at guard.

3-4

Anthony Castonzo

T

74

3Jr

Nice sized offensive lineman strong enough to control defenders at the point. Struggles in space and better in a smaller area yet offers possibilities on the right side. Potentially the next big time tackle from the BC program.

3rd

Mark Herzlich

OLB

94

4Jr

Dominate playmaker that has developed into a complete three down linebacker. Diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma and trying to make his way back on the field.

5-6

Thomas Claiborne

G

78

4Jr

Strong, tough blocker who easily handles one-on-one blocking responsibilities.

6-7

Mike McLaughlin

ILB

34

5Sr

Tough, slug it out two down linebacker with a terrific head for the ball in run defense. Strong wrap up tackler who explodes up the field. Struggles in coverage or making plays in reverse.

7th

Wes Davis

S

45

4Jr

FA

Justin Jarvis

WR

82

4Sr

Tough pass catcher with natural receiving skills. Plays with balance, body control and runs solid routes. Goes over the middle making the difficult catch in a crowd and comes away with the ball.

FA

DeLeon Gause

CB

9

3Jr

FA

Marcel Bowman

S

8

5Sr

Nice sized safety that effectively reads and diagnoses the action. More of a loping defender and game lacks true quickness and speed.

FA

Rich Gunnell

WR

18

5Sr

Reliable pass catcher with consistent hands. Plays with balance, displays good eye/hand coordination and consistently makes the difficult reception. Solid upside.

FA

Chris Fox

WR

42

4Jr

USC

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

#

Yr

Comments

1st

Taylor Mays

S

2

4Sr

Aggressive safety best up the field, in a straight line. Hard hitting, stays with the action and effective in zone coverage. Lacks great sideline-to-sideline range and not a true centerfielder who can play over the slot receiver.

1st

Damian Williams

WR

18

4Jr

Game breaking receiver developing a complete game. Displays terrific focus, consistently extends his hands and makes the reception away from his frame. Very effective running after the catch.

1-2

Charles Brown

T

71

5Sr

Hard working blocker with terrific strength. Gets movement run blocking, turns defenders off the ball and stays with blocks. Struggles against speedy edge rushers yet still a solid pass protector. Zipping up draft boards.

1-2

Anthony McCoy

TE

86

4Sr

Developing tight end with a nice upside. Fluid, athletic and gets into the secondary as a receiver. Gives effort blocking and blocks with great fundamentals. Coming off a terrific senior season and a top 40 selection.

1-2

Joe McKnight

RB

N

3Jr

Elusive ball carrier that consistently creates his own yardage and making defenders miss. Plays with great balance, body control and turns it on in a single step. Effective receiver out of the backfield.

3rd

C.J. Gable

RB

2

4Jr

Patient back with excellent vision. Finds the running lanes, shows a straight line burst and quickly gets through the hole.

3rd

Stanley Havili

FB

31

4Jr

Tremendous all around fullback. Devastating blocker, terrific pass catcher and effective as a short yardage runner. Needs to stay focused but a good prospect.

3rd

Butch Lewis

T

68

4Jr

Large, thick lineman with a good build. Anchors in pass protection, effective on the move and has an upside.  Moved into guard this season.

4th

Ronald Johnson

WR

8

3Jr

Reliable wide out with a developing game.  Potential number three on the NFL level.

4th

Michael Morgan

OLB

N

4Jr

5-6

Kristofer O’Dowd

C

61

3Jr

Explosive center very effective in motion. Quick off the snap, easily adjusts to defenders and can hit a moving target. Lacks bulk on the inside and rarely gets movement run blocking.

6th

Alex Parsons

G

56

4Sr

Quick lineman who blocks with good fundamentals. Must improve his strength yet comes with an upside.

5-6

Josh Pinkard

S

36

6Sr

Tough defensive back best facing the action. Aggressive against the run. Could move to safety.

6-7

Jeff Byers

G

53

5Sr

Versatile blocker who can line up at guard or center. Uses effective body positioning to ride defenders from the action but must improve his strength at the point.

7th

Stafon Johnson

RB

13

4Sr

Fluid runner who weaves his way on the inside and shows a lot of strength carrying the ball.

7-FA

David Ausberry

WR

9

4Jr

FA

Averell Spicer

DT

99

5Sr

Quick interior lineman who could play the three technique position.

FA

Mitch Mustain

QB

N

4Jr

FA

Marshall Jones

S

27

3Jr

6-7

Kevin Thomas

CB

15

5Sr

Better than advertised cornerback.  Solid fundamentals and looks best backed off the line of scrimmage.

FA

Luther Brown

OLB

52

5Sr