BY ARTHUR DiCESARE
ACC ATLANTIC INSIDER
Coming into the 2007 College Football season, there was a ton of emphases on the great senior quarterback’s around the country. Of course you have USC’s John David Booty, Louisville’s Brian Brohm, and Hawaii’s Colt Brennan just to name a few, but Matt Ryan out of Boston College might not only be the best quarterback in the country he might be the pro prospect to.
At six-five and two hundred twenty-five pounds, Matt is the perfect build for an NFL pocket passer. He is blessed with an extremely strong arm that allows him to make throws not every college kid can make, as well as great toughness and good feet while in the pocket.
After playing most of last year with a foot injury and still receiving All-ACC First Team honors, its no wonder fans in Chestnut Hill were excited about their chances to win the ACC. Playing with the foot injury last year proved that Matt has the toughness to play quarterback in the NFL.
Coming in to this season he was 14-4 as a started and after a 3-0 start this year and having his team ranked in the top 15 in the polls – the sky is the limit for Ryan and the Eagles. There has also been some whispering about a possible trip to New York for the Heisman Trophy award. Boston College last won the Heisman in 1984 behind Doug Flutie and his magical season. Whether Ryan is invited to attend the Heisman Trophy celebration or not I can tell you one thing keep you eye on Mr. Ryan and his Boston College Eagles who I am sure will continue to roll this weekend when they host the Army Black Knight.
Keep in mind Matt’s most important trip to New York this year will take place in April when he is a first round pick in the NFL DRAFT.