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Breaking Down the Boston College Football Roster: Wide Receivers

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Ah, the old “throw game”

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If you’re reading this article, you may be familiar with the formula run + run + pass = punt. However, with the arrival of new offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian, might we see the offense open up? Bajakian previously served as quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who led the NFL in passing yards per game in 2018. As Coach Addazio put it in dude dialect, “Really has a great background in the throw game. I think he’ll be able to bring some of his experiences and ideas into our throw game.”

If the Eagles spread it around in 2019, here’s a look at who might be on the receiving end:

Kobay White

White returns for his junior season as Anthony Brown’s primary downfield target. Though he led the team in receptions (33) and receiving yards (526) in 2018, he only caught three touchdown passes, and two of those were in a blowout against UMass. BC hasn’t had a 1,000 yard receiver since Alex Amidon in 2013. Could White make the leap in year three?

Ben Glines

Glines will likely see snaps at receiver and running back again this season. Though he tallied only 12 catches last year, four of them were for touchdowns—not a bad ratio. Glines likes to get physical after the catch, and has a nose for the end zone, which should beget more red zone success in 2019.

CJ Lewis

After limited action as a freshman, Lewis had 12 catches and one touchdown as a sophomore. He was a quarterback in high school, so it will be interesting to track his progression as a receiver with continued reps. At 6’4” 225 lbs, he certainly has the size to make an impact.

Noah Jordan-Williams

Jordan-Williams didn’t play much as a redshirt freshman, but he did haul in a 65 yard touchdown catch against Holy Cross. He was the 10th ranked player in New York State coming out of high school, and could be a candidate to break out in 2019.

Freshmen & Redshirt Freshmen

After redshirting last year, Jehlani Galloway, a former #1 recruit from the state of Rhode Island, will contend for snaps. If they don’t redshirt, true freshmen Zay Flowers and Ethon Williams could get some looks as well. The speedy Flowers chose BC over offers from the likes of Nebraska, South Carolina, and Kansas State, and looks like he could be a playmaker for the Eagles.