2017 NFL Draft

Donnie Fletcher, CB

School: Boston College  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 199 lbs.
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03/22/2012 - Boston College Pro Day: With Kuechly performing just linebacker drills, the onus was on other BC and local products to create the buzz from this workout. Former Boston College cornerback Donnie Fletcher proved up to the challenge. Fletcher, who entered his senior season highly regarded by scouts but was shockingly not included among the 36 cornerbacks invited to the Combine, silenced doubters of his straight-line speed with times ranging from 4.38-4.44 in two attempts at the 40-yard dash. He was listed by Boston College at 6-1, 195 pounds and registered 35 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions in 2011 for the Eagles. He was also participated in the prestigious Senior Bowl, which made his absence from the Combine list all the more surprising. As you can read in the profile I wrote for Fletcher, I'm higher on him than scouts seem to be. Don't be surprised if this former BC Eagle winds up competing to be one of the first players drafted who wasn't invited to the Combine. Fletcher is currently rated by NFLDraftScout.com as a possible sixth round pick. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

11/03/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Linebacker Luke Kuechly, who seems to be well on his way to winning the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker, wasn't thrilled with the BC defense last week at Maryland and knows that it has to be better against FSU. "We've got to do a better job on defense, and towards the end of the game we couldn't stop them," he said. "That's important. You've got to play the game from start to finish. We played well in the first half, but with six minutes in the game we started to take off a little bit. Next week, we have to play every play like it is the last one we have." The Seminoles come in with a weak running game but are 12th in the nation in passing and scoring 35.6 points per game. The Eagles are 96th against the pass and 54th in points allowed on defense. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2011 - BC's depth chart, of 44 players, for the Duke game contained 29 underclassmen and only three seniors, with cornerback Donnie Fletcher the only senior on the starting 22. - The Sports Xchange

09/15/2011 - CB Donnie Fletcher, who had been a late scratch because of the back trouble that kept him out of the opener, instead came into the game to replace injured C.J. Jones. "Donnie being back helped us," said coach Frank Spaziani. "It was remarkable what he did." - The Sports Xchange

09/15/2011 - CB Donnie Fletcher was a surprise contributor last week after he was listed as a scratch on television. "Donnie being back helped," said coach Frank Spaziani. "It was remarkable for what he did in the limited action. He was a doubtful player and we had to put him in right away." - The Sports Xchange

09/10/2011 - CB Donnie Fletcher missed the opener with a back injury and there was no word about his availability for Saturday night at South Florida. - The Sports Xchange

09/02/2011 - A potentially difficult early schedule appeared to become even more difficult as Boston College kept losing players in a difficult preseason. In short, the Eagles, who open at home against Northwestern this week and then visit Central Florida in Week 2, were short, especially in the two backfields. Running back Montel Harris, the preseason ACC Player of the Year, suffered a knee injury (and his second surgery in nine months) that was to keep him out of at least the first two games. Remember, the young man on the precipice of being BC's all-time leading rusher missed the last two games of last season with a different knee injury. To make things tougher, Andre Williams, Harris' talented backup, sprained an ankle in camp. He was hoping to be ready for the opener. Now, on the other side of the ball, starting safety Okechukwu Okoroha was kicked off the team for disciplinary reason. On top of that, cornerback Donnie Fletcher had back issues, true freshman Spenser Rositano suffered a concussion and backup senior Dominick LeGrande, who has played a lot on special teams, left the team to transfer. Fletcher was listed as a starter for the opener. The problems weren't limited to the backfields. Defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey, one of the sure things on a rebuilding defensive line, was out with a shoulder injury and there were assorted other aches and pains. - The Sports Xchange

09/02/2011 - Andre Williams is listed as Boston College's starting running back for Saturday's season opener against Northwestern. Donnie Fletcher is listed as the starting field cornerback. Both have dealt with injuries in training camp - Williams with an ankle sprain, Fletcher with his back. But both made it clear yesterday that they would be ready, willing, and able to play against Northwestern. "It's getting better every day,'' said Fletcher, a 6-foot-1-inch, 195-pound senior and one of the Eagles' captains. "I had a couple of fractures, some bruises, some swelling, but I should be ready to go on Saturday. I'm getting treatment every day.'' Fletcher, who was back at practice yesterday, knows that the secondary is in a state of flux. The players considered the starting safeties coming out of spring workouts are gone. Okechukwu Okoroha was dismissed from the team and Dominick LeGrande opted to transfer. "It was tough losing those guys,'' said Fletcher. "Both of them were friends of mine. We lost a lot of experience. But now it's time to step up.'' - Mark Blaudschun, The Boston Globe

07/12/2011 - 2011 JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Donnie Fletcher, Boston College, CB, has been named one of 37 players selected to the Preseason Thorpe Award watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, is one of the most coveted awards in college football and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2011. Fletcher, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound cornerback, has played in all 40 games in the last three seasons. As a junior in 2010, the Cleveland, Ohio, resident, finished the season ranked first among all BC players - and tied for 11th among national leaders - with five interceptions. He ranked fourth on the team with 58 tackles. - Boston College football

07/08/2011 - 2011 CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Donnie Fletcher, Boston College, CB, Sr., has been selected by the The Maxwell Football Club to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the best defensive player. - The Maxwell Football Club


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