The New England Patriots sent scouts to watch Boston College take on Florida State, according to NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread. This is the second time the Patriots sent scouts to watch FSU and the second time they’ve watched BC.
Florida State won 45-7. The Patriots have watched Boston College lose to Florida State and Clemson by a collective score of 101-17. Hopefully the Patriots weren’t watching anyone playing for BC because yikes.
Boston College has just two prospects of real note in ED Harold Landry and LB Matt Milano.
The 6’3, 245 pound Landry is a true junior, but ranks second in all of college football with 11 sacks. He picked up 6 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 forced fumble against Florida State. He’s a second year starter and could return to Boston College, but it’s possible he wants to get out of the train wreck of a football program as soon as possible.
The 6’1, 220 pound Milano is a former safety-turned-linebacker and could interest a Patriots team that really liked Washington LB Su’a Cravens as a prospect in last year’s draft. Milano is a great coverage player and would have more recognition if he were bigger. He only picked up 1 tackle on the day, which isn’t a great showing.
Florida State has a lot more talent. LT Roderick Johnson should interest the Patriots since offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia has a lot of respect for the Florida State line program (see: Bryan Stork; Tre Jackson). The 6’7, 310 pound Johnson is a borderline first round prospect, but is incredibly raw despite being a three-year starter.
RB Dalvin Cook would be a shock to fall outside of the top 20 in the first round. The 5’11, 205 pound Cook picked up 120 yards and a touchdown against BC. He is the second-best running back behind LSU’s Leonard Fournette.
WR Travis Rudolph is considered a top 100 prospect that is 6’1, 190 pounds. He picked up 6 catches for 81 yards and 1 touchdown. Sophomore teammate Auden Tate showed him up by catching 6 passes for 101 yards and 2 scores.
My sneaky prospect of interest is FSU’s ED DeMarcus Walker. The 6’3, 275 pound Walker recorded a sack and 2 tackles for loss. Walker is tied with Landry in second place with 11 sacks, including a 4.5-sack performance against Ole Miss.