A look at the 2011 NFL Draft by the numbers.
Should Boston College athletics develop its own catchphrase / slogan like "Roll Tide" or "Hook 'Em Horns?"
Boston College senior offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo was selected with the 22nd overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in last night's NFL Draft.
Several NFL Mock Drafts have Anthony Castonzo going 19th to the New York Giants. But the Newark Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo reports that the Giants may be cooling on Castonzo.
The New York Post profiles NFL Draft prospect Anthony Castonzo, claiming he would be a nice fit with the New York Giants.
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.
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.