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Chris Watt Selected #89 Overall by San Diego Chargers

May 10, 2014Comments (0)

Chris Watt Selected #89 Overall by San Diego Chargers

Everyone knew that Louis Nix, Stephon Tuitt, and Zack Martin would be off the board in the first three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. Notre Dame got another somewhat surprise third round selection Friday night though when the San Diego Chargers selected Chris Watt #89 overall. Most mock drafts had Watt slated to be [...]


Louis Nix’s Fall Ends at 83 Overall

May 9, 2014Comments (10)

Louis Nix's Fall Ends at 83 Overall

Louis Nix was once considered to be the highest rated Notre Dame player in the 2014 NFL Draft.  He ended up being the 4th Notre Dame player selected after falling all the way to midway through the 3rd round when the Houston Texans finally ended Nix’s draft free fall by trading up to select the [...]


Troy Niklas Selected #52 by Arizona Cardinals

May 9, 2014Comments (2)

Just as I put the finishing touches on the article of Stephon Tuitt being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers noting that Troy Niklas could snap Notre Dame’s streak of producing 1st or 2nd round tight ends, the Arizona Cardinals made that statement null and void by taking Niklas #52 overall. In a surprising move, Niklas [...]


Stephon Tuitt Drafted 46th Overall by Pittsburgh Steelers

May 9, 2014Comments (1)

Stephon Tuitt Drafted 46th Overall by Pittsburgh Steelers

Day one of the NFL Draft did not go how Stephon Tuitt or Louis Nix had planned.  Both went undrafted on Thursday after leaving Notre Dame with eligibility remaining.  Stephon Tuitt didn’t have to wait too long Friday night to hear his name be called after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him 46th overall. Tuitt’s slide [...]


Zack Martin Selected #16 by Dallas Cowboys

May 8, 2014Comments (6)

Zack Martin Selected #16 by Dallas Cowboys

Zack Martin became the highest drafted Notre Dame offensive lineman in 25 years on Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys selected him 16th overall in 2014 NFL Draft marking the third consecutive year Notre Dame produced a first round pick. NFL Network spent all 10 minutes leading up to Dallas’s pick debating whether or not [...]


Your Notre Dame Guide to the 2014 NFL Draft

May 8, 2014Comments (6)

Your Notre Dame Guide to the 2014 NFL Draft

The long wait for a bevy of former Golden Domers is just about over with the 2014 NFL Draft kicking off live from New York later this evening.  Notre Dame has as many as three players in this year’s draft whose name could be called by Roger Goodell on the 1st night – a number [...]


NFL Draft a Turning Point for Notre Dame Football

April 24, 2014Comments (43)

NFL Draft a Turning Point for Notre Dame Football

With Notre Dame’s spring practice schedule in the books, and with summer’s football malaise approaching, the focus of all Fighting Irish fans should be on an event that is critical to the success of every major football program, and one that Notre Dame has struggled with for nearly two decades: the NFL Draft. What makes [...]


Tate, Bruton Give Super Bowl an Irish Angle

February 2, 2014Comments (2)

Tate, Bruton Give Super Bowl an Irish Angle

A couple of recent Notre Dame greats square off in today’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.  Seattle’s Golden Tate, arguably one of the best wide receivers in Notre Dame history, and Denver’s David Bruton, a ball hawking safety for the Irish, represent Notre Dame tonight with one of them being crowned [...]


Zack Martin Skyrocketing Up NFL Draft Boards at Senior Bowl

January 23, 2014Comments (3)

Zack Martin Skyrocketing Up NFL Draft Boards at Senior Bowl

If there is one player greatly improving his draft stock down in Mobile, Alabama this week at the Senior Bowl, is Notre Dame offensive tackle and two time captain Zack Martin.  Notre Dame’s anchor on the offensive line for the last four years is skyrocketing up draft boards this week with a dominant performance thus [...]


Concussions Could Force John Carlson To Retire

December 27, 2013Comments (0)

Concussions Could Force John Carlson To Retire

Former Notre Dame great tight end John Carlson may have to call it a career just a little over a year after signing a $25 million/5 year contract with the Minnesota Vikings after suffering another concussion.  At minimum, Carlson’s 2013 season is over and his future is very much uncertain. Carlson, one in a string [...]


Michael Floyd’s NFL Star Rising Fast

December 5, 2013Comments (0)

Michael Floyd's NFL Star Rising Fast

Over the last three weekends of action in the NFL, Notre Dame great Michael Floyd has gone from a second year player struggling to live up to the hype of a first round pick to one of the NFL’s fastest rising young stars at wide receivers thanks to a torrid 3-game outburst.  Such is life [...]


Manti Te’o Jersey Top Seller Among NFL Rookies

July 22, 2013Comments (0)

Manti Te'o Jersey Top Seller Among NFL Rookies

So much for Manti Te’o’s off the field issues affecting his marketability.  The former Notre Dame linebacker and college football’s most decorated defensive player of all-time has the top selling jersey among NFL rookies according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell despite the off the field issues that have dogged him since Notre Dame’s BCS Championship loss [...]


Michael Floyd Using Rookie Season as Launching Point

July 2, 2013Comments (2)

Michael Floyd Using Rookie Season as Launching Point

Saturday, October 20th, 2007, was one of the darker moments in Notre Dame football history.  The USC Trojans had run wild on the Fighting Irish, embarrassing Notre Dame 38-0 and handing ND its 7th loss of the season.  I remember asking my father, a lifelong fan, if Notre Dame would ever return to its former [...]


Riddick, Lewis-Moore Go in Round 6 Too

April 28, 2013Comments (1)

Riddick, Lewis-Moore Go in Round 6 Too

Another pair of Notre Dame players were selected in the 6th round of Saturday’s NFL Draft when Theo Riddick and Kapron Lewis-Moore both heard their names called before the final round of the 2013 Draft. Theo Riddick, Notre Dame’s leading rusher in 2012, was selected with the 199th overall pick in the draft on Saturday [...]


Cleveland Browns Draft Jamoris Slaughter in 6th

April 28, 2013Comments (0)

Cleveland Browns Draft Jamoris Slaughter in 6th

Notre Dame had two former players selected within the first 38 picks of the 2013 NFL Draft this weekend but didn’t have a 3rd player selected until the 174th pick when the Cleveland Browns selected rehabbing Jamoris Slaughter in the 6th round. Slaughter, one of the most versatile athletes to play for Notre Dame in [...]


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