The Philadelphia Eagles signed undrafted rookie free agent defensive tackle Connor Wujciak shortly after the 2016 NFL Draft. In order to learn more about the new Eagles defender, I reached out to SB Nation's Boston College blog: BC Interruption. A.J. Black (@BCHysteria) was kind enough to answer questions about Wujciak.
1) What are his strengths?
He is a fierce competitor that did an excellent job at the college level causing havoc at the line of scrimmage. Although he isn't a pass rusher per say, he did help break down the pocket to allow the defensive ends more freedom to move. He is a sure tackler who is excellent against the run. Wujciak is deceptively quick, with a good burst off the ball.
2) What are his weaknesses?
For a defensive tackle I would say that he is a little undersized (smaller arms, girth). When he went against elite offensive lines (like FSU) he was still productive but had a tendency to disappear. Teams still struggled against a very good Boston College defense, it was more that Wujciak's name sort of disappeared.
3) Were you surprised to see him go undrafted?
Given his size, I wasn't all that surprised that he was undrafted. He's a great kid, but he just didn't fit the mold NFL scouts are looking for.
4) Anything to know about his personality?
He's ferocious. Given that Boston College was really bad last year (winning zero conference games) he never gave up, and continued to battle. Think that says a little about his personality. Also I couldn't believe it when I read about it, but NFL.com says that he never allowed a broken tackle during his time at Boston College.
5) How do you see his NFL career playing out?
I think he has a good chance of hanging around the NFL, but given what I've seen I would be skeptical about him becoming an everyday starter. I think the ceiling for Wujciak would be a rotational player, someone who comes in third and short, or goal line stands. Given his struggles in pass rushing, I think that limits his ceiling in a pass heavy NFL.
Thanks again to A.J. Make sure to check out BC Interruption.