While David Bruton was the only Notre Dame player to be selected in the draft this year, five of his former teammates signed rookie free agent deals by Sunday night.
- David Grimes (WR) – Denver Broncos
- Pat Kuntz (DT) – Indianapolis Colts
- Terrail Lambert (CB) – San Francisco 49ers
- Asaph Schwapp (FB) – Dallas Cowboys
- Michael Turkovich (OT) – Dallas Cowboys
Of the five who signed so far, I think Lambert and Turkovich have the best chance to stick on a roster. Lamebrt has great speed and could be a contribtuor on special teams for the 49ers and Turkovich is still just scratching the surface of what he can do as a tackle after playing the position just one season for Notre Dame. Kuntz might have a chance as well since the Colts defense is built largely on smaller, quicker players.
Two-time captain Maurice Crum has yet to sign anywhere, but if I had to guess, I would bet he ends up with the Bears or Bucaneers. Both teams showed some interest in Crum leading up to the draft. Crum not signing by now could mean that he is receiving some decent interest as an undrafted free agent. According to Eric Hansen’s twitter feed, Crum is currently working on a deal which should be announced soon.