One more piece of good news for Boston College players trying to find a home in the NFL. According to reports defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad has found a home in Tennessee:
Mehdi Abdesmad DE Boston College to #Titans per BC Coaches— Mike Loyko (@NEPD_Loyko) April 30, 2016
Abdesmad had a long career at Boston College, due mostly to a series of devastating injuries that ended two seasons for the Canadian born end. In 2013 a brutal cheap shot by Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary ended his season, and in 2014 his season was ended due to a knee injury three games in. 2015 was a different story for Mehdi as he was able to stay healthy and put together a solid season where he racked up 15 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks on his way to an All ACC Honorable Mention.
He is an intriguing prospect according to scouts. Of course at 6'7 he is a large defensive end, and scouts love his power and initial burst off the line. But there is also concerns about his lack of a rush move, and that he is too top heavy, something that can be a detriment in the NFL. Also, his checkered health history has some scouts concerned as well.
But in the end the scouts think that with a little seasoning and good coaching Mehdi could be a rotational player in the NFL. Let's hope the coaches in Tennessee can help him maximize his talents.