2016 NFL Draft

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 the 6th round for the Fighting Irish – a program ...
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.  By the end of the second day of the 2016 ...
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 program that had just endured more losses in a three-year ...
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 had signed in the Internet recruiting era, even surpassing the ...
Keivarae Russell - Notre Dame CB

How Notre Dame Will Replace Keivarae Russell

Another day, another Notre Dame player with eligibility remaining entering the 2016 NFL Draft.  Saturday it was running back CJ Prosise.  Sunday it was All-American wide receiver Will Fuller.  Monday it was cornerback Keivarae Russell joining the growing list of Notre ...

Will Fuller Leaving Notre Dame for NFL Draft

And another domino in the Notre Dame off-season has fallen.  Star wide receiver Will Fuller has announced that he intends on forgoing his senior season and has declare himself eligible for the 2016 NFL Draft – the second player (CJ ...
Jaylon Smith Injury

Jaylon Smith’s Injury Clouds NFL Future

The most unfortunate storyline from Notre Dame’s disappointing performance in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl was the nasty knee injury suffered by Jaylon Smith in the first quarter – an injury that so far has only been described as “significant”.  While the ...

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