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
1-2Michael FloydWR34SrBig, 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.
2-3Manti Te’oILB53JrTough, in the box, run defending linebacker with a terrific head for the ball.
4thKapron Lewis-MooreDE894JrLong, lean college defensive end that should only get better as he physically matures and rounds out his game.
4-5Darius FlemingOLB454SrUnderrated linebacker with terrific quickness, speed and the ability to go sideline to sideline.
6-7Gary GrayCB45SrAdequate cornerback that shows skills facing the action. Highly thought of by NFL scouts.
6thDayne CristQB104JrBig arm passer that offers a lot of upside yet must pull together a complete game.
7thRobert BlantonCB124SrAdequate prospect that flashes skill at cornerback yet easily gets beat on occasion. Potential dime back in a zone system.
FAHarrison SmithS225SrRun defending safety best playing downhill between the numbers. Highly thought of by NFL scouts.
FATrevor RobinsonG784SrTough mauler best in a small area.
FAJonas GrayRB254SrPatient 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.
FAEthan JohnsonDT904SrHard-working defensive lineman with limited upside.
FATaylor DeverG755SrVersatile blocker that can be used at guard or tackle. Must improve his blocking balance and possesses little upside.