Boston College Analysis: Eagles Deep at RB And TE

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AJ Dillon, Virginia Tech
The Virginia Tech defense will have to get physical against AJ Dillon and the Boston College running game. (Jon Fleming)

If you’re anxious for my conclusions, this year’s Boston College team looks the same as teams from prior years, it’s just less-experienced. The bad news is that they’re big across the board, and they have depth and talent at RB and TE. The good news is that they are replacing a lot of players (of last year’s 13 1st-, 2nd-, 3rd-, and Honorable Mention all-ACC selections, only two return.) Also good is that the quarterbacks don’t seem to have improved their games much. I’d say the Hokies are reasonably expected to win.

Let’s look a little closer. Here are those all-ACC selections again, with guys still on the team in bold:

1st-Team Offense: RB AJ Dillon, TE Tommy Sweeney, OG Chris Lindstrom

1st-Team Defense: CB Hamp Cheevers

2nd-Team Defense: DE Zach Allen

2nd-Team Specialist: KR/PR Michael Walker

3rd-Team Offense: OT Aaron Monteiro

3rd-Team Defense: DE Wyatt Ray, DT Ray Smith, LB Connor Strachan, S Will Harris

Honorable Mention: OT Ben Petrula, C Jon Baker