BOSTON, MA -- Wednesday was a beautiful afternoon for Pro Day at Boston College. Too bad the event was held inside a bubble at Alumni Field. But considering how much the players can't control when it comes to the 2012 NFL Draft, they probably appreciated not having to worry about sun and wind.
32 players from nine different teams worked out from 11 AM - 2 PM, running the 40-yard dash, completing a three-cone drill, and performing positional drills. BC Eagles were joined by players from UMass, Harvard, Holy Cross, Merrimack, Endicott, Salve Regina, Delaware, and Dartmouth.
Confused by those last few? NFL rules state that, for BC's Pro Day, non-member invitees can either go to school in Massachusetts or hold residence in the state. They just needed recommendation by an NFL scout or coach.
And there were plenty of those.
BC officials noted 34 scouts from 27 pro teams on hand. Representing the Patriots were offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, assistant director of college scouting Brian Smith, and Mick Lombardi. Scarnecchia grabbed the reigns for the linemen drills. It's worth noting he took an extra second to shake hands and speak with former Eagle O-liner Mark Spinney before barking orders to the rest.
Here's the complete list of attendees:
Boston College: LB Luke Kuechly, TE Lars Anderson, DB Donnie Fletcher, DE Max Holloway, WR Ifeanyi Momah, P Ryan Quigley, COL Mark Spinney, FBLB Dan Williams
UMass: WR Tom Gilson, TB Jon Hernandez, LB Tyler HOlmes, TETBHB Emil Igwenagu, OL John Samuda, WR Julian Talley, LS Travis Tripucka, OLBS Shane Viveiros
Dartmouth: RB Nick Schweiger
Delaware: OL Shea Allard
Endicott: TELS Taylor Allen, DE Kevin Eagan
Harvard: LB Alex Gedeon, OL Kevin Murphy, DELB Josue Ortiz-Santana, QB Collier Winters
Holy Cross: DB Chandler Fenner, OL Mike McCabe, LB Ricky Otis, QB Ryan Taggert
Merrimack: LBDL Tony Johnson, LB Shawn Loiseau, QB James Suozzo
Salve Regina: LT Andrew McNeice