The Bills added their second tight end of the draft in Tommy Sweeney from Boston College. Sweeney, a native of Ramsey NJ, was the 228th pick in the seventh round.
1. From reserve to 1st Team All-ACC**
Sweeney worked his way up from a two-star recruit as a freshman to first team All-ACC honors as a senior at Boston College as he appeared in 50 games in his college career.
The tight end parlayed a 32-catch season for 348 yards and three touchdowns into a Senior Bowl invite this past January.
2. Production despite a lack of passing
The Boston College Eagles ran the ball twice as much as they threw it, so the opportunity to make a difference in the passing game was limited for Sweeney. Despite that fact, Sweeney had better than 1,200 yards over his final three seasons with the Eagles.
In 2017, Sweeney was the team leader in receptions and receiving yards.
He also had 10 total touchdowns over those final three years at BC.
3. Can help in the run game
BC’s run-oriented offense helped Sweeney develop as an in-line blocker in the run game. At 6-4 and 251 pounds, Sweeney has the frame and the power to help reset the line of scrimmage.
He was described by several scouting services as a “solid in-line blocker.”
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