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Oddball. UCF had two players selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, offensive tackle Jah Reid (3rd, 85 to...

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Oddball. UCF had two players selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, offensive tackle Jah Reid (3rd, 85 to Ravens) and defensive end Bruce Miller (7th, 211 to 49ers). BC had one player selected. Offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo was picked in the first round with the 22nd pick to the Indianapolis Colts. The UCF school website's Boston College football summer preview. We might as well not even play the game and just hand the Knights the victory. Clearly UCF is the more talented team here. Amiright?

Herzlich clearly didn't return to his All-America form after the harrowing year off, but he was a...

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Herzlich clearly didn't return to his All-America form after the harrowing year off, but he was a key cog in the nation's No. 1 run defense, finishing third on the team in tackles while also picking off four passes; he was still widely considered a draftable prospect coming into the weekend. Even with his past health concerns, the snub is a mystery: The Patriots used a fifth-round pick on TCU offensive lineman Marcus Cannon, who was just diagnosed with lymphoma last week and is in the beginning stages of chemotherapy.

2011 All-Undrafted Team: The best of the NFL’s draft-day snubs (Dr. Saturday)

Most players who go to prep school need academic improvement. Not Castonzo, who scored 35 out of a...

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Most players who go to prep school need academic improvement. Not Castonzo, who scored 35 out of a possible 36 on the ACT in high school in Illinois. But the only schools interested in Castonzo out of high school were Princeton, Yale and Holy Cross. Castonzo thought he could be an FBS player, so he went to Fork Union Military Academy for a postgrad season. It worked. He landed offers from BC, Duke, Virginia and Vanderbilt. He chose Boston College, where he became the first true freshman to start at tackle in 10 years. He wound up setting a school record with 54 starts and earned a degree in biochemistry.

SI's Andy Staples take a look at where this year's NFL Draft prospects were rated as high school recruits (Sports Illustrated)

The choice is this: Grab the stud offensive tackle to try and keep oft-injured franchise...

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The choice is this: Grab the stud offensive tackle to try and keep oft-injured franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford upright, or take the stud defensive end to pair with Ndamukong Suh and potentially have a dominant defensive front for the next decade. I chose Castonzo for the simple reason that, for better or worse, the fate of the Lions is tied to whether or not they can keep Stafford healthy for the next few seasons. They have no chance of doing that with aging (Jeff Backus) and ineffective (Gosder Cherilus) tackles.

SB Nation New York's Ed Valentine has Anthony Castonzo going 13th to the Lions in his latest mock draft, though he does throw another former Eagle O-linemen under the bus a bit.
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