With the football offseason in full swing, squads from the collegiate and professional levels continue to work through training with six months to go until the start of the 2022 season. These levels crossed paths at Chestnut Hill on Tuesday, when several Patriots defensive coaches, including Jerod Mayo, and Steve and Brian Belichick, stopped by the campus at Boston College to work with the Eagles and head coach Jeff Hafley during the team’s spring practice.
Just another day at the office.— BC Football (@BCFootball) March 2, 2022
Great to have the Patriots staff in attendance at practice today 🦅 pic.twitter.com/YVaBO7xB0S
Hafley and Steve Belichick share a history, dating back to the time they both spent on the Rutgers coaching staff.
Asked Coach Hafley about @Patriots coaches being at practice today & how that relationship has helped @BCFootball. Turns out Hafley & Steve Belichick go way back from their time at Rutgers @newftbj @PFWAwriters @TheFWAA pic.twitter.com/s1Afj5Ol1j— Kevin J. Stone (@kstone06) March 1, 2022
Much of New England’s defensive staff visited to talk shop with B.C. coaches and players.
“They wanted to come by and bring some of the defensive guys and talk some defensive football, sit in on some meetings, watch some tape with us and I mean, shoot, that’s a blessing for us, right?” Hafley told the New England Football Journal.
This certainly feels like a strong partnership moving forward. But the Eagles have several players in line to be drafted this year, too. Read below for the top B.C. prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.
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