Saturday, April 30, 2016

Notre Dame Players Drafted by Position Rank


Here are the SEVEN NOTRE DAME PLAYERS DRAFTED into the NFL this week -- and their draft rank by position:
  • Ronnie Stanley -- 1st offensive lineman drafted
  • Will Fuller -- 2nd wide receiver drafted
  • Jaylon Smith -- 3rd linebacker drafted
  • Nick Martin -- 2nd center drafted
  • KeiVarae Russell -- 12th cornerback drafted
  • C.J. Prosise -- 4th running back drafted
  • Sheldon Day -- 28th defensive lineman drafted

ND's Undrafted Free Agents Sign NFL Deals


To date -- here are the NFL free agent signings of a number of former Notre Dame players...
  • Romeo Okwara -- New York Giants
  • Mathias Farley -- Arizona Cardinals
  • Chris Brown -- Dallas Cowboys
  • Elijah Shumate -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Amir Carlisle -- Arizona Cardinals

First: The Phone Call --- Last: The Hall of Fame


Going to be fun watching the "in-between" -- congratulations Jaylon Smith!

Sheldon Day Selected #103 Overall to Jaguars

Former Notre Dame defensive lineman Sheldon Day was just selected #103 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2016 NFL Draft.

With this selection -- Notre Dame is now tied with USC for the all-time lead in total players drafted into the NFL with 492.

Congrats Sheldon!

Cowboys' Team Doc Operated on Jaylon's Knee



You just have to wonder -- what did Dallas know about Jaylon's knee that the other 31 NFL teams did not...

LINK:  JAYLON AND THE COWBOYS

LINK:  ESPN STORY

Ronnie Stanley's Ravens' Press Conference


The now "former" Fighting Irish star was in Baltimore yesterday to meet his new team and town...

LINK:  RONNIE STANLEY PRESSER

Will Fuller's Houston Texans' Press Conference


The former Fighting Irish star was in Houston yesterday -- meeting his new team and town...

LINK:  WILL FULLER PRESSER

Six Notre Dame Players Taken in First 90 Picks


It's been a great first two nights of the 2016 NFL Draft for a number of Notre Dame Football stars -- with six being drafted in the first 3 rounds:
  • #6:  Ronnie Stanley -- Baltimore Ravens
  • #21:  Will Fuller -- Houston Texans
  • #34:  Jaylon Smith -- Dallas Cowboys
  • #50:  Nick Martin -- Houston Texans
  • #74:  KeiVarae Russell -- Kansas City Chiefs
  • #90:  C.J. Prosise -- Seattle Seahawks

Here's a look at the colleges with the most players taken in the first 3 rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft:
  1. Ohio State:  10 players drafted
  2. Alabama:  7 players drafted
  3. NOTRE DAME:  6 players drafted
  4. Clemson:  4 players drafted 
  5. USC / Penn State / Florida / Ole Miss:  3 players drafted

Here's a look at some schools that haven't fared so well with NFL Draft picks -- in the first 3 rounds.  Many of these schools routinely have top rated recruiting classes:
  • Michigan:  1
  • LSU:  1
  • Auburn:  1
  • Oklahoma:  1
  • Oregon:  1
  • Virginia Tech:  1 
  • Boston College:  1
  • Miami (FL):  1
  • Oklahoma State:  1
  • TCU:  1
  • Tennessee:  0
  • Iowa:  0 
  • North Carolina:  0
  • Arizona:  0
  • Arizona State:  0
  • Texas:  0

LINK:  NFL DRAFT TRACKER -- COLLEGES

Prosise Goes #90 Overall to Seattle Seahawks!


Former Notre Dame student-athlete C.J. Prosise was drafted with the 90th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

Congratulations C.J.!

LINK:  SEATTLE TIMES

KeiVarae Goes #74 Overall to Kansas City!


The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Notre Dame defensive back KeiVarae Russell with the #74 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. 

Congratulations Keivarae!

LINK:  KANSAS CITY STAR STORY

Nick Martin Goes #50 Overall to the NFL Texans


The NFL's Houston Texans are making a run on Notre Dame players in the 2016 NFL Draft...

The latest --- Nick Martin -- the second Center taken in the Draft at #50 overall.  Congrats Nick!

LINK:  NICK MARTIN

Friday, April 29, 2016

Jaylon Goes #34 Overall to Dallas Cowboys!


The wait is over -- for the most deserving player in this year's NFL Draft. 

Time to take your legend to the NFL!

LINK:  JAYLON'S FIRST COWBOYS' INTERVIEW

LINK:  JAYLON'S REACTION TO COWBOYS' CALL

OT: Laremy Tunsil's Post-Draft Media Session



A prime time example of the negative impact social media can have -- on an individual and a university...

LINK:  ESPN STORY

2016 NFL Draft: Rookie Contract Amounts


Here's the sliding scale for what NFL teams can pay their draft picks over their first four-year contract -- linked below. 

Here's what Notre Dame student-athletes Ronnie Stanley and Will Fuller will earn from their first NFL contract with the Ravens and Texans respectively:
  • Ronnie Stanley -- $20.4 million contract -- $13.1 million guaranteed
  • Will Fuller -- $10.2 million contract -- $5.6 million guaranteed

LINK:  NFL ROOKIE CONTRACTS

Domer Roth Started His Walk Across America



If you were watching Notre Dame Day -- you would have seen David Roth '91 talk about his plans to walk across America.  Roth began his 3,000 mile ROUTE FOR THE BRAVE in Atlantic City yesterday.  He will arrive in San Francisco on August 26th!


LINK:  ROUTE FOR THE BRAVE

Ronnie Stanley's First Interview as a Raven


Here's a link to Ronnie Stanley's post NFL Draft interview with the media...

LINK:  RONNIE STANLEY

Will Fuller Selected #21 Overall by Texans!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ronnie Stanley Selected #6 in 2016 NFL Draft


The Notre Dame offensive lineman was selected #6 overall by the Baltimore Ravens in this evening's NFL Draft in Chicago.  The first offensive lineman taken!

Stanley should receive a contract worth $20.4 million -- $13 million guaranteed!  See link below to all of the rookie contracts...

Congratulations Ronnie!

LINK:  ROOKIE CONTRACTS -- 1ST ROUND

Quick Highlight Video of Notre Dame Day 2016



Here is a quick look at the 23 HOUR broadcast that took place this past Sunday and Monday -- Notre Dame Day!

Ronnie Stanley On the NFL Red Carpet Tonight


Looks like Ronnie's Mother is his date for tonight's NFL Draft...