Spring shoes to fill: Boston College

The series concludes today with the Eagles:

Biggest shoes to fill: Offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo

In 2007, Castonzo became the first true freshman in 10 seasons to start on the offensive line at BC. Having never missed a game, he holds the school record with 54 career starts. Castonzo gave up only one sack this past season and missed seven assignments. He had 40 knockdowns and consistently graded out as the highest on the offensive line. He had only two penalties in 820 plays. He was also nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship, and will soon graduate with a degree in biochemistry. His plans to conduct cancer research are on hold, though, because he was the 22nd overall pick in the NFL draft.

Spring replacement: John Wetzel

There’s just no way to account for the loss of 54 career starts, but Wetzel had a good enough spring to earn the top spot on the post-spring depth chart. The junior played in eight games as a backup, but he hasn’t seen more time than that during his career.

Summer outlook: The position is still up for grabs. Redshirt freshman Aaron Kramer was listed as Wetzel’s backup on the post-spring depth chart.

More in this series:

  • Clemson

  • Duke

  • Florida State

  • Georgia Tech

  • Maryland

  • Miami

  • North Carolina

  • NC State

  • Virginia

  • Virginia Tech

  • Wake Forest