The Eagles are coming off their most impressive win of the season last week when they edged Maryland at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Tune in to NESN at 3:30 p.m. to see if the Eagles can mount a two-game winning streak against the Demon Deacons.
The matchup features two NFL draft sleepers from the 2013 class. Boston College has a tall, unrefined tackle who could make waves with a nice end to the season, while Wake Forest features a cornerback who has all the tools, but hasn’t shown stellar production so far.
John Wetzel, Boston College, Tackle
Wetzel has prototypical height for the NFL, but like most 6-foot-7 offensive line prospects, lacks strength and bulk at 300 pounds. Wetzel shows nice athleticism for his size, and flashes pro-quality pass protection skills, but struggles getting a push while run blocking. The senior two-year starter shows decent footwork, but could work on his technique and pad level. Wetzel doesn’t always use his length to its fullest extent, which could be caused by lack of elite strength. Wetzel is a late-round prospect.
Chibuikem Okoro, Wake Forest, Cornerback
Okoro also has prototypical size for the NFL at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds. Okoro is inconsistent out on the field, sometimes coming up with a key pass breakup, while getting burned at other times. Okoro formerly went by his middle name, Kenny, but chose to show his Nigerian roots this season going by his first name. Okoro is a fluid athlete, but doesn’t have elite speed. He shows off impressive instincts, as evidenced by his impressive plays, but sometimes a lack of athleticism can catch up to him. Okoro is another late-round prospect.