After a 12-1 season that included a trip to the College Football Playoff, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have gotten plenty of respect heading into the 2019 NFL Draft. To that end, the league has sent out invitations to some of the team’s top performers to the upcoming NFL combine.
According to NFL.com, eight Notre Dame players have been invited to the combine: Offensive lineman Alex Bars, wide receiver Miles Boykin, linebacker Te’Von Coney, cornerback Julian Love, tight end Alize Mack, defensive lineman Jerry Tillery, linebacker Drue Tranquill, and running back Dexter Williams.
Eight Irish have been invited to the 2019 #NFLCombine, which has us tied for 7th most players invited.
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) February 7, 2019
Williams and Boykin were the top skill players for Notre Dame last year, recording 1,128 yards from scrimmage and 872 receiving yards respectively.
Love had one interception but led the team with 16 passes defended.
Coney led the team with 123 tackles, while Tillery led the team in sacks with seven.
Last year, four members of the Fighting Irish were drafted, with two going top-10 overall.
Offensive guard Quentin Nelson made the Pro Bowl after being drafted No. 6 overall by the Colts, offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey was drafted No. 9 overall by the 49ers, tight end Durham Smythe was drafted in the fourth round by the Dolphins, and the Packers drafted Equanimeous St. Brown in the sixth round.