The Eagles will have to fill the void left by 13 NFL signees—nine of which were undrafted free agents—but a much-needed kicker and a pair of four-star recruits isn’t a bad start.
Zach Allen was picked 65th overall by the Arizona Cardinals—about an hour later, Will Harris became a Detroit Lion at pick number 81.
BC sent a school record seven prospects to Indianapolis—over the course of the four-day pre-draft workout period, some Eagles surprised, while others underwhelmed.
The Eagles sent four players to this year’s Senior Bowl, the second most of any school in the nation—the All-Star game was a breakthrough for one BC prospect, but for another, it was nothing short of a setback.
The Eagles haven’t had more than four players drafted in a single year in the current seven-round model—in all likelihood, that’ll change this April.
In his first year as a starter, Hamp Cheevers finished the season tied for the nation lead with seven interceptions and only allowed 35 receptions and 433 yards on 74 targets.
Despite traditionally strong programs like Virginia Tech, Miami, and Florida State struggling, the Eagles failed to take advantage and instead limped to a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Division.
Ranking second in the conference only behind three-time defending league champion Clemson, BC boasts 13 All-ACC players this season—including four First Teamers—both of which are program records.
BC jumped offside six times, couldn’t contain Eric Dungey, and ultimately bowed out of the regular season with a disappointing 21-point loss to visiting Syracuse.