Aug 31, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles offensive linesman Matt Patchan (77) prior to a game against the Villanova Wildcats at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Round Six: Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College
David Caldwell seems pretty happy with Austin Pazstor at right tackle, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Patchan would be a solid candidate to come in and compete for the swing tackle spot. He is an impressive physical specimen with a lean, muscular toned frame and the height (6’6) for the position. He is a top flight athlete with above average speed (4.97). Patchan used to play at Florida before transferring to Boston College. He does have numerous injury concerns, however, and is already 24 years old. That doesn’t take away from the fact that he is an elite athlete.
Round Six: Ethan Westbrooks, DE, West Texas A&M
Westbrooks is a well-built edge rush prospect that dominated at the D-II level, recording 26 sacks and 47 TFLs in two seasons. He is explosive at the snap with the first step quickness to beat blockers off the ball. Westbrooks lived in the backfield during his time at West Texas A&M, and he can get upfield in a hurry. Despite his broad, thick frame he still shows the ability to bend the edges and “get skinny” to slip lanes. Westbrooks would obviously be a developmental project, but with his kind of crazy production and quickness, he’d be worth bringing on to compete for a roster spot.