Will Chiefs take Boston College cornerback?
The Chiefs could potentially be losing two of their top three cornerbacks, Mike Hughes and Charvarius Ward, to free agency and will be looking to add new faces. Brandon Sebastian is a potential replacement.
A five year player out of Boston College (one year redshirt), Sebastian should be a mid to late round prospect the Chiefs could add to the defensive back room. Sebastian was a three star recruit coming out of Cheshire Academy in Connecticut. Rated the fifth best player in the state at his position by Rivals, Sebastian had offers to play at Michigan, Syracuse, and Connecticut among other programs.
Brandon Sebastian Measurements:
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 179 lbs.
Class: Grad Student
During his time at Boston College, Sebastian played in forty three games out of the forty eight possible missing three weeks his senior season due to a leg injury during a mid-season game against Louisville. Only playing in nine games his final season, Sebastian still led the ACC in interceptions with four. He led his team in pass deflections two out of four seasons he played in. His career numbers with the Eagles were:
Boston College Career:
2021: 15 Total Tackles (38 Solo, 11 Ast), 4 Int, 2 PD
2020: 32 Total Tackles (33 Solo, 12 Ast), 2 TFL, 1 Int, 10 PD, 1 FR, 1 TD
2019: 45 Total Tackles (25 Solo, 7 Ast), 1 Int, 9 PD
2018: 49 Total Tackles (12 Solo, 3 Ast), 2 TFL, 1 Sack, 2 Int, 8 PD, 1 FF
Sebastian is an under the radar prospect that may get looked over because of his declining numbers and injury over the last season. His four years in the ACC, Sebastian has lined up across from current NFL talent and future prospects including 2022 quarterback draft prospect Sam Howell out of North Carolina, which he intercepted in during the 2020 season. The Boston College product was a part of a team that ranked fourth in the nation in pass yards allowed at one hundred seventy three yards a game.
Sebastian is an athletic player that has a keen eye for finding the football. With a long frame, he is able to high point the ball and make a play on it over or around wide receivers. Playing down field or even up at the line of scrimmage isn’t much of an issue as he shows he is able to make plays on the ball carrier. Being able to make open field tackles, Sebastian is able to break down and keep eyes on the runners hips allowing him to slow up or bring down any player with the football.
Brandon Sebastian recently played in the East-West Shrine Bowl where his abilitieswere on full display. Moving into the NFL should come with a learning curve for Sebastian as he may find his early success with the special teams unit until he gets his feet under him. A player with pass defending abilities is never something to shy away from when looking to rebuild a defensive unit. The Chiefs may be able to sneak in a steal with this ball swatting corner in the draft to help solidify the outside on defense.