The ACC is loaded with quarterbacks in 2021 with names like Sam Howell , D'Eriq King, and D.J. Uiagalelei. Still, there is one quarterback in the conference who is flying under the radar nationally, but not in NFL scouting circles.
After transferring in from Notre Dame, Phil Jurkovec had a strong first season with Boston College. He completed 61.0% of his passes for 2,558 yards, 17 touchdowns, and five interceptions. As he enters the 2021 season, Jurkovec has already caught the eye of NFL front offices.
According to Yahoo Sports , some NFL scouts are enamored with Jurkovec. They see him as an underrated prospect who they could get for a steal in the 2022 NFL Draft.
"Jurkovec is like your favorite indie band's favorite indie band," an anonymous NFL scout told Yahoo Sports. "Every scout right now is buzzing about him."
Another anonymous scout provided an NFL comparison for Jurkovec. The Boston College quarterback could be an upgraded Ryan Fitzpatrick at the next level. Jurkovec's arm may not be the most impressive in the country, but he has other tools that could help him succeed at the professional level.
"He's a more talented Ryan Fitzpatrick ," the anonymous scout said. "He's athletic enough. Tough and smart. Is the arm talent good enough? I think so. But I don't know if he's a slam dunk starter. He's like a baseball player playing quarterback. He's an athlete. He doesn't have a refined throwing motion. The mechanics aren't perfect, but he gets the job done."
With Jurkovec back under center, Boston College is one of the more intriguing teams in the ACC this year. The Eagles do have to compete with Clemson in their division, but they should be able to hold their own against the rest of the group. Earlier this year, CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd listed Boston College as a program that could make some noise in 2021 .
” Jeff Hafley won six games in his rookie season as coach," Dodd wrote. " Phil Jurkovec will be one of the top ACC quarterbacks. He’ll have Zay Flowers (892 yards receiving, nine touchdowns) as a main target. The defense went from the ACC basement to the middle of the pack cutting off more than 60 yards per game. Hafley has already hit the transfer portal for Florida State defensive back Jaiden Lars-Woodbey , a one-time freshman All-American, and Temple linebacker Isaiah Graham-Mobley .”
Last year, in Jeff Hafley's first season as the head coach, Boston College went 6-5 and showed that there are many reasons for optimism around the program.
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