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Deshone Kizer NFL Draft Update: Out of 1st Round; 2nd Round Options

After months of speculation, Deshone Kizer’s fall from potential top 5 pick to out of the 1st round all together became official last night.  Three different NFL teams gave up ...

Deshone Kizer NFL Draft: How Kizer Fits All 32 NFL Teams

Today is the day – hopefully – for Deshone Kizer.  Notre Dame’s starter the last two seasons left school early to hear his name called tonight on the first night ...

Are Pittsburgh Steelers Perfect Fit for Notre Dame’s Deshone Kizer?

Where former Notre Dame quarterback Deshone Kizer goes in the NFL Draft later this month is still anyone’s guess.  Some have him ranked as the top QB in the draft ...
Former Notre Dame LB James Onwualu

Notre Dame’s James Onwualu Could Have Surprisingly Long NFL Career

All eyes were on Deshone Kizer yesterday when representatives from 27 NFL teams descended upon Notre Dame for the annual Pro Day – and he did well enough according to ...

Notre Dame’s Deshone Kizer Talks Improvements, Brandon Wimbush

Deshone Kizer thanked former teammates for coming out to catch passes from him, but he still had a group that didn’t really help him display his skills. Accuracy was one ...

Deshone Kizer Flashes Improvement at Notre Dame Pro Day. Was it Enough?

Deshone Kizer is jockeying for draft positioning with Mitch Trubisky of North Carolina and Deshaun Watson of Clemson right now.  On Thursday he did himself some good by flashing some ...

Notre Dame Pro Day Looms for Deshone Kizer, 7 Others

Following a disappointing performance at last month’s NFL Combine where he didn’t do much to help his draft stock, former Notre Dame quarterback Deshone Kizer will have one more chance ...

Deshone Kizer Had A Disappointing NFL Combine, Will Stock Drop?

Deshone Kizer started his performance that the NFL Combine by nailing the interview portion as pretty much everyone expected the poised and polished speaking former Notre Dame QB would.  Once ...

George Atkinson Making Impact for Raiders

George Atkinson III has spent the last two seasons on and off the Oakland Raiders practice squad after leaving Notre Dame following his junior season.  The former Notre Dame running ...
Jaylon Smith - Dallas Cowboys

Notre Dame’s 2016 NFL Rookies Impresing Early

While the 2016 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are just three days into their fall camp, many of their former teammates who are now pursuing their NFL dreams have been working ...
Mike McGlinchey - Notre Dame OT

Looking Ahead to Notre Dame’s 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

When it comes to the NFL Draft, Notre Dame football has been on a hot streak.  Two years ago head coach Brian Kelly had eight player players drafted, good enough ...
Ronnie Stanley - NFL Draft

NFL Draft Proves Kelly, Hiestand Have Rebuilt the Irish Line

From 2004-2013, Notre Dame football produced just one offensive lineman drafted high than the 6th round in the NFL Draft. That’s 10 NFL Drafts and just one lineman selected higher than ...
Will Fuller - 2016 NFL Draft

Notre Dame’s Early Departures Decisions Validated in ’16 NFL Draft

After years of avoiding a max exodus and early departures, Notre Dame lost four players this off-season who had eligibility remaining – Will Fuller, Keivarae Russell, CJ Prosise, and Jaylon Smith. ...
Ronnie Stanley - Notre Dame LT

Notre Dame Now Producing NFL Draft Picks with Star Power

When Brian Kelly took over as head coach of Notre Dame’s football program in December of 2009, he had his work cut out for him.  In addition to inheriting a ...
Jaylon Smith Injured in Fiesta Bowl

Did Jaylon Smith’s Injury Lead to Early NFL Departures for Notre Dame?

Star Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith’s career had been going exactly according to plan. The one-time five-star prospect arrived in South Bend as the highest rated linebacker recruit Notre Dame ...