NFL Draft

DaVaris Daniels to enter NFL Draft

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Star-crossed Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels' career with the Irish is over. After two seasons and two significant suspensions, Daniels decided to forgo any additional eligibility he has at the college level and turn professional. [more]

Stanley still undecided on NFL future

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Notre Dame junior offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley walked off the stage Friday night with the team's Lineman of the Year Award. He's still uncertain if it's the last time he'll take part in the season-ending festivities. [more]

Irish show well at the NFL Scouting Combine

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Notre Dame had nine players at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. To a man, they all left town improving their proverbial draft stock. We’ve already touched on what the nine-man Irish contingency meant to the football program. Speed, strength and athleticism were on display by Irish prospects, with statistical gains under Paul Longo’s direction [more]

Kelly submits NFL evaluations for Tuitt, Niklas and Atkinson

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When catching up with the local media over the weekend, Brian Kelly revealed that he asked the NFL’s advisory committee for evaluations of three juniors: defensive end Stephon Tuitt, tight end Troy Niklas and running back George Atkinson. The deadline to enter the NFL Draft is January 15.  That Tuitt would receive an evaluation is a [more]

Robert Blanton and Darius Fleming selected in fifth round of NFL Draft

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Two more former Irish players had their names called in the NFL Draft today, with Robert Blanton and Darius Fleming getting selected in the fifth round of the draft. That makes four players selected from the 2011 squad, joining first-round picks Michael Floyd (#13) and Harrison Smith (#29). Blanton went with the 139th overall pick [more]