Boston College had one more player selected for the 2019 draft, and it was a little later than expected, as tight end Tommy Sweeney was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 7th round.
Sweeney joins Will Harris (Detroit Lions), Zach Allen (Arizona Cardinals) and Chris Lindstrom (Atlanta Falcons) as players drafted this year. There isn’t a ton of established talent at tight end on the Bills, so Sweeney will have his opportunity to earn a roster spot and get some playing time. The bills currently have Tyler Croft, Jason Croom, Dawson Knox and Jake Fisher on the roster. A good camp from Sweeney will certainly help his case.
Our own writer Peter Caliguri wrote up a good break down on Sweeney as an Eagle.
After seeing limited action as a red-shirt freshman, Sweeney’s lasting career began at the start of his Sophomore season where he became the starting Tight End and caught 26 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns. However, Sweeney did not plateau at from that point on as he continued to see an increased role in the offense his junior and Senior season that caught the eyes of the entire ACC. In his Junior year, Sweeney snagged 36 catches for 512 yards and four touch downs and respectfully caught 38 passes for 348 yards and 3 touch downs in his senior season. Keep in mind that BC does not run a pass-heavy offensive set so to have a a Tight End like Sweeney put up those types of numbers is quite remarkable. In fact, his performance earned him numerous accolades including pre-season All ACC first team honors and a nomination for the John Mackey award as the best Tight End in the country.