Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Stan_The_Man_12, Apr 27, 2008.
I know the NT from BC is supposed to be good, but he is the only NT listed in the first, is the talent that thin at NT next year....not a good sign for Jamal heir apparent.
Oct 22, 2007 http://profootballexperts.scout.com/2/693236.html
DT, B.J. Raji (Sr.)
Draft Projection: 4th Round
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 325
Raji is a big, physical interior lineman who commands a lot of attention. He's a good athlete who has a solid burst off the line, plays with leverage, and bull rushes opponents up the field. He has a quick first step and immediately penetrates upfield and makes plays in the backfield. He displays great strength and brings down the opposition with his initial push. He gets off blocks very well and can handle double teams. Raji was ruled academically ineligible this season and was redshirted. Boston College is trying to convince Raji to come back for his senior season, but the risk of suffering an injury next season will only hurt his draft status even more. A big defensive tackle like Raji will certainly get a lot of attention from NFL teams and is likely to be a high second-day selection.
2006: Received All-ACC second-team honors...finished the 2006 season with 63 career tackles (37 solos), 16.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 quarterback sacks and four pass breakup...has started 24 of the team's last 25 games...started 12 games at defensive tackle...had 23 tackles, including 16 solo stops...made 8.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, forced one fumble and had three pass breakups...earned All-ACC second-team honors.
2005: Started all 12 contests at right defensive tackle...registered 27 tackles (20 solos), 1.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup.
2004: Worked his way into the rotation at defensive tackle as a true freshman...registered 13 tackles (6 solos) and 1.5 tackles for loss...was listed at number two on the depth chart (behind Tim Bulman) at left tackle...saw his first collegiate action in home opener against Penn State; notched one solo tackle against the Nittany Lions.
High School: Earned All-State, All-North Jersey and All-County honors as a senior at Westwood Regional High School… was a three-year starter ... played on both the offensive and defensive lines ... recorded 75 tackles, 7.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 2003 ... played for head coach Joe Gambardella ... was selected to play in the 2004 Governor's Bowl, which pits the top high-school seniors in New Jersey against their New York counterparts ... played on Westwood's basketball team as a freshman and sophomore.
Personal: Busari Raji, born July 11, 1986 ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... was very active in his church, playing drums and tutoring children ... B.J. is the oldest of Mamie and Busari Raji Sr.'s three children.
2009 NFL Draft - Ranking The Def. Tackles
By Pete Fiutak CollegeFootballNews.com Posted Apr 28, 2008
CFN ranks the top 25 prospects for the 2009 NFL Draft. Who are the players to watch out for this season?
2009 NFL Draft Position Rankings
The Defensive Tackles
Going into the 2008 season, here are the top prospects to watch out for. For now, only FBS/D-I players who'll be eligible for the 2009 NFL Draft are listed. The player analysis will come later this summer. Remember, this isn't a ranking of the best college players. Yes, there sometimes is a difference between being a good pro prospect and a productive college football star.
1. Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn (Junior)
2. Fili Moala, USC
3. Al Woods, LSU (Junior)
4. Vance Walker, Georgia Tech
5. Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma (3rd Year Sophomore)
6. Tyson Jackson, LSU (DE)
7. Jeff Owens, Georgia
8. Ricky-Jean Francois, LSU (DE, Junior)
9. Vince Oghobaase, Duke (Junior)
10. Terrance Taylor, Michigan
11. Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
12. George Hypolite, Colorado
13. Ekom Udofia, Stanford (Junior)
14. DeMarcus Granger, Oklahoma (Junior)
15. B.J. Raji, Boston College
16. Myron Pryor, Kentucky
17. Geno Atkins, Georgia (Junior)
18. Arthur Jones, Syracuse (Junior)
19. Marlon Favorite, LSU
20. Tyson Alualu, California (Junior)
21. Darrell Richard, Georgia Tech
22. Terrill Byrd, Cincinnati
23. Dorrell Scott, Clemson
24. Roy Miller, Texas
25. Evander Hood, Missouri
2009 NFL Draft - Ranking The Def. Tackles
Like I said elsewhere...
Ron Brace >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> B.J. Raji
Separate names with a comma.