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Boston College's Starting Offensive Line Adds 38 Pounds

Offensive Lineman
2009 2010
Wetzel 286 303
*Castonzo 295 308
*Richman 292 300
*Claiborne 325 332
*Cleary 297 300
*Lapham 322 323
Spinney 292 282
Tennant 291 Graduated
Goodman Jr. 322 Shifted to D-Line
Halloran 277 Left off 2-Deep
Betancourt Recruit 305
White R-Fr. 288
Gallik Recruit 287
AVERAGE 299.9 302.8

One of the things that jumps out to you when analyzing the depth chart for the Weber State game is the added pounds that the offensive line has put on in the offseason.

If you compare the two-deep depth chart from BC's bowl game vs. USC and the depth chart released on Tuesday, you get a sense of how much weight the line has put on in the offseason.

The Eagles have bulked up the most at the left tackle position, where backup LT John Wetzel (17 lbs) and starting LT Anthony Castonzo (13 lbs) have bulked up considerably. Richman (8 lbs) and Claiborne (7 lbs) have also put on a few pounds over the offseason. Lapham's weight didn't fluctuate much between December and September.

With Cleary replacing Tennant on the line, and Richman moving from left guard to center, the starting five is now 38 pounds heavier than they were for the Emerald Bowl. The starting five went from averaging 306 pounds to 312.6.

It will be interesting to see how a bulked up line performs during the first few games of the season. We probably won't get a good sense of the effect this added weight will have on the offensive line until BC's ACC opener against Virginia Tech.