Posted: 6:00 am Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Falcons’ draft board: Boston College QB Chase Rettig 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Each morning, from now until the draft starts on May 8, we’ll do a short profile of a player who’s on the Falcons’ Draft Board. We’ll focus on team-needs, possible selections, players the Falcons have worked out and/or interviewed, etc. The Falcons own 10 picks in this draft. Today we’ll look at Boston College QB Chase Rettig.

Player: Chase Rettig

Position: Quarterback

School: Boston College

Height and weight: 6-2, 215

Workout numbers:  4.97 seconds in the 40-yard dash; 9-4 broad jump, 4.46 in short shuttle and 7.32 in the three-cone drill.

Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig (11) throws against Miami during an NCAA college football game at Alumni Stadium in Newton, Mass. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig (11) throws against Miami during an NCAA college football game at Alumni Stadium in Newton, Mass. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Projected Round: He’s the 20th rated quarterback in the draft and is projected to be a free agent by NFLDraftScout.com.

Career Highlights: In 2013, he was the fifth-rated quarterback (pass efficiency) in the ACC. He passed for 1,995 yards and 17 touchdowns. He completed 685 of 1,242 pass attempts for 8,263 yards and 52 touchdowns in 46 career games. He is one of four quarterbacks in school-history to pass for more than 8,000 yards. The others are Doug Flutie (1981-84, 10,579 yards), Glenn Foley (1990-93, 10,039 and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2004-07, 9,313).

Falcons level on interest: The productive signal-caller could be a late-round pick or possibly an undrafted college free agent signee. The Falcons appear to be set at backup quarterback and selected Duke’s Sean Renfree last season. However, teams like to keep developmental quarterbacks around on the practice squad and in the pipeline.

Here is when the Falcons will select:

  • Round 1 – No. 6 overall
  • Round 2 – No. 37 overall
  • Round 3 – No. 68 overall
  • Round 4 – No. 103 overall
  • Round 4 – No. 139 overall (compensatory)
  • Round 5 – No. 147 overall
  • Round 6 – No. 182 overall
  • Round 7 – No. 220 overall
  • Round 7 – No. 253 overall (compensatory)
  • Round 7 – No. 255 overall (compensatory)

FALCONS’ DRAFT BOARD

–A look at Louisville LB Preston Brown

–A look at Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz

–A look at Texas OLB/DE Jackson Jeffcoat

–A look at West Virginia RB Charles Sims

–A look at Auburn DE Dee Ford

–A look at Brigham Young OLB Kyle Van Noy

–A look at Arizona State OLB/DE Carl Bradford

--A look at Missouri DE Kony Ealy

–A look at Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

–A look at Alabama S Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix

–A look at Minnesota DT Ra’Shede Hageman

–BLOG: A list of the confirmed players at LOCALS DAY on Tuesday

–BLOG: FSU linebacker Telvin Smith visited the Falcons on Monday

–Falcons check out Towson State RB Terrance West, CB Jordan Love (UGA transfer)

–MyAJC ($): Eye-test vs. Tape-measure test: Falcons must trust their eyes during draft prep. 

FALCONS REWIND

–Blog: Falcons are not switching to a 3-4 defense front, they’ve been using it for past 2 seasons

–Blog: New jersey numbers picked; Devin Hester to wear No. 17

–Blog: Falcons awarded three compensatory picks

–Blog: Lamar Holmes was a performance-pay leader in 2014

–Blog: Umenyiora will return in 2014, no restructured deal

–Blog: Falcons release FB Bradie Ewing

–Blog: Falcons WR Roddy White owes Mercer fan some prime tickets

–Blog: Falcons owner Arthur Blank engaged to be married.  

–Blog: Former Falcons WR Kevin Cone to work out for Carolina

–Blog: Falcons re-sign defensive tackle Peria Jerry

–Blog: NFL to move forward on cleaning up ‘on-field’ language

MEET THE FREE AGENT SIGNEES

–MyAJC ($): Falcons spend $80 million in free agency to buy toughness

–Las Vegas doesn’t like Falcons’ free agency moves

–Falcons Free Agency Tracker — Falcons have committed $107.36 million to salaries 

–Q&A with PR/KR/WR Devin Hester

–Q&A with Falcons right guard Jon Asamoah

–Q&A with Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson

–Q&A with Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai

2014 NFL DRAFT CENTRAL

–Mock Draft 1.0: Falcons trade out of sixth spot to land Pryor and Ebron

–12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray

–Louisville LB Preston Brown to work out for the Falcons

–Louisville DE Marcus Smith to work out for the Falcons

–MyAJC ($): OT Greg Robinson, DE Dee Ford shine at Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Tackle Greg Robinson on Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Running back Tra Mason on Auburn’s Pro Day

–Blog & VIDEO: Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has stellar Pro Day showing

–VIDEO: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins on his Pro Day

8 comments
SOB
SOB

Boring.  Szzzzzzz.....

Rory_Bellows
Rory_Bellows

In 2013, he was the fifth-rated quarterback (pass efficiency) in the ACC.


Again with the hyphen where it is not needed. Why are you doing this? 


Also, 5th rated in the ACC? That's like receiving a participant ribbon in middle school. 

JSSN
JSSN

Is Renfree that busted up?

Barves_Loss_Agian
Barves_Loss_Agian

R U nuts? Why porfile this looser when they shuld do ever thing they can 2 drat Johnny Fottball?


Jeess!!

notPlanB
notPlanB

He would be another WPP QB.

AnsweredTHIS
AnsweredTHIS

@JSSN

You know the culture here in the ATL! Get drafted, dont get developed, sit on the bench and then thrown to the wolfs to see if you can play........................

JSSN
JSSN

@AnsweredTHIS

Unless you're going to draft a QB who can "actually" play or compete (and I don't care what the Ryan supporters say: "push Matt Ryan"). Please don't keep giving people the John Parker Wilson's, DJ Shockley's, Sean Renfree's of the world! That QB meeting room makes my head hurt!