Last but not least of our Eagle hopefuls is Maximilian Roberts. Roberts began his college career at Fordham before moving on to Maine. This past season, he of course came over to Boston College to begin his Masters and push for the opportunity to play at the next level.
Some may remember his electric debut against Texas State. Announced he would be joining BC only about an hour before the game, Roberts brought an immediate spark to the game, tallying a sack and a half and adding five tackles. His energy was infections and jumped off the screen. The defensive end would go on to lead the team in sacks (4.5) and tackle for loss yards in only eight games. An Ohio native, two of his three years at Fordham were spent at linebacker. At Maine, Roberts tallied 19 tackles, four sacks, and a pair of forced fumbles.
Throughout his career, he’s undergone three knee surgeries, but has had no problems since his arrival at BC. He was also invited to the Hula Bowl, a post-season college football all star game.
What does he bring to an NFL team?
Roberts sees himself as an outside linebacker/Edge. He has the ability to rush the passer and even drop into cover. At 6’2, 254-pounds Roberts brings plenty of athleticism. He had some of the best numbers at BC’s post day, posting 10’3 broad jump, 36.5 in vertical jump, and solid speed as well. He also has a great passion for the game and plays with a fire.
To start, he can contribute immediately on special teams, and rotate in as a pass rusher. Per PFF, of P5 rushers in this draft Roberts has the second highest pass-rush win rate.
Where will he get drafted?
Roberts is likely to be a late round pick or at worst a priority free agent.
Where could he go?
Maximilian has met with a number of teams including the Jets, Raiders, and Chargers. After the aforementioned Hula Bowl, he alos met with the 49ers, Giants, Titans, and Seahawks. That’s a mix of teams that run both 3-4/4-3 defenses, so each team could view him differently.
Best of luck, Maximilian!