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2012 NFL Draft: Is Luke Kuechly A Top 10 Pick? (Bleeding Green Nation)
Much of our discussion about Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly has centered around whether the Eagles would actually value the LB position enough to take him. Kuechly played all over the place at BC, so even though the Eagles traded for DeMeco Ryans to man the middle, there's still a place and a need for him on this team.

But would he even be there at 15?

Could Luke Kuechly go in the top 10? (ESPN ACC Blog)
Looking a little further down the line, there doesn't seem to be a scenario in which Kuechly would get past the 15th overall pick. The Kansas City Chiefs will have strong interest at No. 11, the Seattle Seahawks could fill a need at linebacker at No. 12 and the Philadelphia Eagles would be thrilled in the unlikely event Kuechly somehow falls to them at No. 15.

Team needs: Philadelphia Eagles (ProFootballTalk)
Luke Kuechly of Boston College is the top linebacker in the draft, but he played inside at BC. He might be athletic enough to fill the role or the Eagles could wait until the second round for a shot at North Carolina’s Zach Brown, Utah State’s Bobby Wagner or Nebraska’s Lavonte David.

Ibrahim planning BC trip (
"I really just want to see the campus and see what it's like to be up there. One of my teachers is from Boston and he was around that area for a long time and he told me it's really a beautiful city. I want to go up there and see it for myself."

The solution to fix Spring football's turnout? Don't have a terrible season, get a bowl game so practice doesn't have to start early to avoid a long delay and actually tell people in the media it's happening.

ACC Running Back Rankings for 2012 (
Harris could rank higher on this list, but it’s hard to know what to expect out of him in 2012. He entered last season with a chance to break the ACC’s career rushing record, but managed only 135 yards and played in only two games after having knee surgery in the preseason. Harris was expected to be at full strength in spring practice, but aggravated his knee injury and it’s uncertain if he will return at 100 percent in time for the regular season. If the senior can’t return or is limited, Boston College will likely lean on junior Andre Williams to carry the load on the ground. Harris has had a terrific career, but it could end in disappointment if he can’t return in 2012.

In Quick Transition, Kreider Goes From College Champion to Ranger (
Kreider said he found playing in an N.H.L. playoff game challenging — "I mean, I’m coming from college," he noted — and regretted fanning on a shot in front of a wide-open Ottawa net seconds before the end of the middle period. "I’m still thinking about it," he said after the game.

Teammates feel Kreider more than ready if needed (
"I think he's a pretty smart kid," said Boyle, who also played at BC. "He follows the game and he's probably been paying close attention to the series. Anyone who ever steps into a new team, or any advice I've gotten at level, is it's a hockey game. You've played one or two before, just enjoy it. That's the only thing I've ever told anyone when they come into a new situation."

Men's Hockey Continues Celebration of National Championship (
From celebrating BC's fifth championship on Tuesday to being honored during the Boston Bruins' first game of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday, the players have been getting a lot of star treatment as of late. After throwing out the first pitch at a BC baseball game on Saturday, some took the time to reflect on everything they've done after their 4-1 win against Ferris State.

Goalie John Muse leads Florida Everblades (
As a whole, John Muse posted a 2.42 GAA and .920 save percentage in 25 games for the Everblades during the regular season. Muse possessed a strong 16-6-3 record and Coach Greg Poss entrusted the former 2nd team All-American with the starting job for the ECHL playoffs.

From Gloucester Catholic to NCAA fame (
Gaudreau is fast, but he turns on the afterburners to race away from such comparisons. He's still coming to terms with his success as a 18-year-old true freshman who led Boston College to the national championship last weekend in Tampa.