CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College completed its third practice of the spring in just helmets on Thursday morning inside Fish Field House. For the third practice in a row, the Eagles were on the field for over two hours, focusing on fundamentals and technique.
Here are some notes from Thursday’s non-contact practice:
It’s been clear in the early going two strengths of the 2021 Boston College football team is the depth of the wide receiver room and in the secondary. Despite not having Kobay White and Ethon Williams back in the rotation, the Eagles look to present defenses with a ton of challenges this year on the outside, including the return of All-ACC wide receiver Zay Flowers. In addition, Jaelen Gill, CJ Lewis, Taji Johnson, and Jehlani Galloway all return along with the influx of skilled true freshmen Lewis Bond and Dante Reynolds. In the secondary, several key returners are back in the fold, including All-ACC defensive back Josh DeBerry.
Gill has looked more comfortable in the offense entering his second year this spring, and made another highlight reel grab on the sideline elevating over a defender for a catch in traffic … the same comfort level in the scheme could be said about quarterback Phil Jurkovec, who spread the ball around to a variety of receivers, including a chunk play to Zay Flowers. Jurkovec fit three balls into tight windows that went for long completions to CJ Lewis as well … Lewis Bond has not looked like a mid-year true freshman through three practices, including another deep target for a completion Thursday … Taji Johnson showed off his hands with a tough reception in traffic for a gain of 20 yards Thursday … Jason Maitre made a terrific play on the ball for an interception and Jalen Williams grabbed a tipped ball for an INT as well … the Eagles host their annual Pro Day for NFL personnel on Friday before returning to spring practice on Saturday inside Fish Field House.