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BCI Daily Links for Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Another day, another Andre Williams draft profile. Just think of how many of these there will be when the NFL makes the draft last a full seven days!

NFL Draft Profile: Boston College RB Andre Williams | CSN Chicago

"Very strong, stocky, powerful runner with the instincts, contact balance and toughness to carry a heavy workload. Really emerged as a senior, when he led the nation in rushing, and proved worthy of a starting role." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Williams is thickly-built with terrific balance to pick up yards after contact, lowering his pads and driving forward for every yard he can gain."

Momentum Award: Andre Williams - Features - The Heights - Boston College

Ask Andre Williams why he loves football, and he'll tell you the story of his athletic evolution-how he went from booking around on his bike to earning karate belts to wearing cleats and kicking around that other, rounder type of football called futbol, to finally ending up in a helmet and pads with the rock in his hands and holes to hit. Ask Williams about his legacy with Boston College football, and he'll take you through the highs and lows of a redemptive senior season that defibrillated a program and concluded in bitter anguish in Louisiana. Ask the Heisman finalist about God and spirituality, and he'll let you into his mind, deliberately and confidently sharing his beliefs and carefully crafting each thought before he speaks.

And news on Kevin Hayes:

Agent: Hawks prospect Kevin Hayes taking time on signing decision - ESPN Chicago

Chicago Blackhawks forward prospect Kevin Hayes is in no rush to decide whether to sign with the organization, according to his agent Tuesday.

Three Eagles to Compete in IIHF World Championship (BCEagles.com)

Three recent Boston College skaters, including college hockey's top two scorers from the 2013-14 season in Johnny Gaudreau (Carneys Point, N.J.) and Kevin Hayes (Dorchester, Mass.), will join Jimmy Hayes (Dorchester, Mass. - 2008-11) as part of the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship from May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.

A look behind enemy lines:

Jack Eichel: The American Prospect Everyone is Talking About | The United States of Hockey

Jack Eichel is early. The often large spotlight cast on the NHL Draft this time of year seems a bit dim, as if conserving energy for what's to come. Even two months away from the day every prospect dreams about, the two players NHL GMs are dreaming about won't be in Philadelphia come June. Eichel,...

Five Sailors Receive NEISA Honors (BCEagles.com)

In the Crew category, Shelby Hamilton was named to the first team All-NEISA crew team, while Katherine Wysocki was named to the second team. Erika Reineke and Raul Rios were named to the All-NEISA first team in as skippers. William Bailey was named to the second team.