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BC’s Anthony Castonzo could face big decision when it comes to attending the NFL draft

03.23.11 at 9:57 pm ET

Boston College offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo is expected to be one of the top tackles taken in this year’€™s NFL draft, possibly in the upper levels of the first round.

But it sounds like he hasn’€™t made his decision quite yet on what to do if he gets an invitation to attend the proceedings in New York. With the National Football League Players’€™ Association reportedly pressuring rookies into skipping this year’€™s draft proceedings, Castonzo sounds genuinely unsure about what he might do if he gets an invitation.

‘€œIt would kind of have to be a tough decision to make,’€ he said after working out at BC’€™s pro day on Wednesday. ‘€œYou obviously don’€™t want to walk into a locker room the first day and have everybody who is part of the players’€™ association [and] be that one guy who decided to go against them.’€

The 6-foot-7, 313-pound Castonzo ‘€” who was slotted to go 13th overall to Detroit in the latest mock draft ‘€” is a fast riser on the heels of standout performances at the Senior Bowl and the NFL scouting combine.

‘€œI think Castonzo is a top 15 pick,’€ said NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock. ‘€œI like him in the run game too even though he was on the left side. He also did well at the Senior Bowl. They moved him around a lot and with the exception of a few snaps in the game he had a good week.’€

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