Year two of the Brian Kelly era continues in South Bend as the Fighting Irish look to improve on the field and in NFL war rooms.  We think they have the potential to do both as the program offers a number of underrated next level prospect.

Notre Dame

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1-2 Michael Floyd WR 3 4Sr Big, dominant game controlling receiver that’s had several off the field issues recently. Not a deep threat yet possesses the skills necessary to be a number one receiver in the NFL.
2-3 Manti Te’o ILB 5 3Jr Tough, in the box, run defending linebacker with a terrific head for the ball.
4th Kapron Lewis-Moore DE 89 4Jr Long, lean college defensive end that should only get better as he physically matures and rounds out his game.
4-5 Darius Fleming OLB 45 4Sr Underrated linebacker with terrific quickness, speed and the ability to go sideline to sideline.
6-7 Gary Gray CB 4 5Sr Adequate cornerback that shows skills facing the action. Highly thought of by NFL scouts.
6th Dayne Crist QB 10 4Jr Big arm passer that offers a lot of upside yet must pull together a complete game.
7th Robert Blanton CB 12 4Sr Adequate prospect that flashes skill at cornerback yet easily gets beat on occasion. Potential dime back in a zone system.
FA Harrison Smith S 22 5Sr Run defending safety best playing downhill between the numbers. Highly thought of by NFL scouts.
FA Trevor Robinson G 78 4Sr Tough mauler best in a small area.
FA Jonas Gray RB 25 4Sr Patient ball carrier that picks up yardage off initial contact and also looks solid catching the ball out of the backfield. A lot of physical skill yet has never been anything other than a part-time player at ND.
FA Ethan Johnson DT 90 4Sr Hard-working defensive lineman with limited upside.
FA Taylor Dever G 75 5Sr Versatile blocker that can be used at guard or tackle. Must improve his blocking balance and possesses little upside.