Tuesday, April 19, 2005

ATL_eagle Scouting Service (look out Mel Kiper)

With the NFL Draft coming up, I thought I would give my own amateur and biased scouting report on the two Boston College players most likely to get drafted. (The fact that we are only discussing two draftees, shows the imperfection of recruiting. BC’s 2000 and 2001 classes were much lauded, yet produced fewer NFL prospects and about the same number of wins and losses as many of TOB’s earlier teams.)

Tim Bulman, DT, 6-3, 294. Tim had a good combine and a solid NFL workout. He is a little undersized to play the interior, but not fast enough to play the ends. Playing next to Kiwi the past few seasons helped free him up and he took advantage. His motor and drive should overcome any size issues. He needs to play a little more under control. Stupid penalties are not tolerated from second day of the draft guys. I could see him going fourth or fifth round. I think he’ll be a solid NFL contributor for a few seasons. Good luck Tim.

Dave Kashetta, TE, 6-3, 247. Kashetta’s career at BC was a letdown. He was highly-touted coming in and never lived up to the hype and in my opinion his potential. He has good size and athleticism and pretty good hands, but never became a difference maker. He would get lost -- and we run an offense that incorporates Tight Ends! Even now -- when you would expect hype -- the coaches still seem lukewarm on him. Although you would expect a BC TE to be a good blocker, Dave was mediocre and a drop off from our recent TEs. I don’t know Dave. He may be a nice kid, but he never showed much heart or desire out there. It never all came together in one game. I think it just might be a case of a big athletic kid who played because he was good at football, not because he had the desire to be the best. I wish him luck. Maybe it will all come together in the NFL. Right now he is a second day pick and a backup Tight End.

A guy who didn’t have Kashetta’s size, but twice as much heart just signed on with the Ottawa Renegades. Good luck Paul. If given the chance, I think he can make it happen in Canada.

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