NFL Draft: BC’s Barlow looking to make the jump into the NFL after strong Pro Day performance

March 27, 2022

Brandon Barlow has been a leader for the BC defense on and off the field, but on Friday afternoon at the Eagles’ Pro Day, Barlow was just trying to focus on himself. Barlow was one of 14 members of the 2021 team that took part in Pro Day. Like many of his teammates that may have been flying under the radar, Barlow made an impression on NFL scouts, particularly with…

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Boston College: Pro Day gives some Eagles one final chance at a reunion and a job interview

March 26, 2022

CHESTNUT HILL – As college football fans or media members, we often forget that 17-21 year old kids are simply playing a game they love while trying to learn how to become adults. On Saturdays, the only story we care about is how the team does. They obviously do too, but players are also trying to create their own legacies and write their own stories aside from the team result….

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NFL Draft: Merrimack Pro Day was a big one for some local prospects

March 25, 2022

NORTH ANDOVER – Nine guys got to live out their childhood dream of sorts on Thursday afternoon, it was just nothing like they envisioned. Merrimack College held its Pro Day outside in the most miserable of New England weather after the group voted to go out and deal with the elements. For Westin Elliott (QB), Shawn Page (OL), Clay Legault (OL), Caleb Holden (DB), Jovan Grant (safety, played with the…

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NFL Draft: Harvard’s Shampklin hopes road from California to Cambridge leads to the NFL

March 24, 2022

Growing up, Harvard running back Aaron Shampklin dreamed of playing Division 1 football for an SEC or Pac-12 school. Living in California, playing football in the frigid Northeast never even crossed his mind, then life happened. “Growing up I actually envisioned myself playing at LSU or USC because those are the schools I loved to watch and wanted to be part of,” Shampklin told NEFJ following a very good Pro Day performance at…

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NFL Draft: After big Pro Day performance, Framingham State’s Onujiogu may have put himself and the program on the NFL map

March 24, 2022

One of the neatest things about NFL Pro Days is that not only do the top guys get one last chance to show just how valuable they are as a draft commodity, but the guys still clinging to their dreams of playing at the highest level from the smaller schools also get a final opportunity to make a name for themselves. Game film is obviously important, but there’s nothing that…

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Boston College: Graham-Mobley one of several Eagles looking to put on a show at Pro Day

March 23, 2022

Photo: USA Today Sports Just two days from now, 14 BC players will have one final “job interview” when the Eagles host their NFL Pro Day. During the NFL Combine, Alec Lindstrom and Zion Johnson made quite an impression and boosted their draft stock immensely, but there was another member of the BC family there that may have gotten overshadowed a bit. Isaiah Graham-Mobley may have only spent a small…

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NFL Draft: Local talent on display for NFL scouts at Holy Cross Pro Day

March 23, 2022

WORCESTER – The talent pool in New England is deeper than ever before. If you need proof, it was on the campus of Holy Cross Tuesday afternoon. A group of 13 players from Brown, Harvard, Bridgewater State, Assumption, Anna Maria, Framingham State and the host Crusaders went through the vertical jump, bench press, broad jump, three-cone, short shuttle and 40-yard dash, as well as some individual drills at the Holy…

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NFL Draft: Top 35 New England NFL Draft Prospects

March 20, 2022

New England football has become a recruiting hotbed for college coaches but it has now also become a draft hotbed for front offices across the NFL as well. Two of the top fifty players in the NFL Draft (Zion Johnson and Travis Jones) played in New England at Boston College and UConn respectively. There are also other talented players on this list that will make an impact in the NFL….

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NFL Draft: Colimon & Jones looking for an opportunity to put CCSU on the map in the NFL

March 13, 2022

If you’ve read just about anything high school or college related on this site, you’d know we’re big advocates for recruits getting more exposure in New England. When we decided to begin our “Draft Profile” series, Central Connecticut State University had two guys who fit the mold perfectly. Trevante Jones (OLB/DE) and JJ Colimon (OL) are both local guys who have flown under the radar, but as they’ve grown as…

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NFL Draft: Dartmouth’s Mermigas has gone from a single Division 1 offer to possible NFL Draft pick

March 9, 2022

Growing up, Dartmouth safety Niko Mermigas attended Marshall Middle School in Wexford, PA just north of Pittsburgh. The youngster was bored with baseball’s slow pace and he was too aggressive to play soccer. Football was an obvious choice to keep him active, but with his mother being a nurse and witnessing countless football injuries at the hospital, there was hesitancy to let him play. After growing a little more and…

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