CHESTNUT HILL - Thirty two athletes from across the state of Massachusetts and beyond convened inside the bubble at Alumni Stadium on Wednesday for the annual Boston College Football Pro Day. Eight former Eagles highlighted the group, including star linebacker and projected top 15 pick Luke Kuechly, who received most of the attention.
"I thought it went pretty well," said Kuechly, who participated in limited drills. "All we did was position drills today, so it went pretty smoothly. We had about four guys in our group, so they kind of had us working a little bit. I felt pretty [good], a lot of stuff I had done before. So it wasn't anything too new, there's a couple of things that were a little bit different variations of some things that I have done. Overall, it went pretty smoothly."
Kuechly's group was led by Philadelphia Eagles linebacker coach Mike Caldwell, who Kuechly has met with before. The Eagles are one of the teams rumored to be interested in Kuechly's services. Most draft experts have Kuechly pegged as a top 15 pick in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft. Kuechly won the Lombardi Trophy, Brokno Nagurski Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy last season after leading the nation in total and solo tackles.
In addition to Kuechly, seven other Eagles worked out in front of scouts at BC's Pro Day. Tight end Lars Anderson, defensive back Donnie Fletcher, defensive end Max Holloway, wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, punter Ryan Quigley, center/offensive lineman Mark Spinney and fullback/linebacker Dan Williams all represented BC at the event.
Nine other schools were represented at Alumni Stadium. UMass had eight athletes take part in Pro Day, including linebacker Tyler Holmes and tailback Jonathan Hernandez. Holy Cross and Harvard had four athletes in attendance while Merrimack had three, Endicott had two and Dartmouth, Delaware and Salve Regina each had one player.
Thirty four team representatives from 27 different NFL franchises watched the event.