We are only hours away from the 2019 NFL Draft. Fans are converging on the city of Nashville to watch as hundreds of talented college stars prepare to make their NFL dreams a reality.
Notre Dame enjoyed one of its best seasons in years with a 12-0 regular season record that was followed by a first-ever College Football Playoff appearance. But despite having more wins than last year, it would seem that this year’s crop of Notre Dame stars has fewer first-round draft picks than the previous one.
In the final mock draft of top Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller, six Notre Dame players are expected to hear their names called. But none of them will hear it on the first day.
Miller’s mock draft has an even split between Day 2 and Day 3, spread out over Rounds 2, 3, 4, and 7.
Here is a look at the players, teams, and draft position:
Round 2, Pick 53 – DL Jerry Tillery – Philadelphia Eagles
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 25, 2019
Round 2, Pick 55 – CB Julian Love – Houston Texans
— Julian Love (@julianlove27) April 25, 2019
Round 3, Pick 80 – WR Miles Boykin – Cleveland Browns
“At this level and at the next level, of course, everybody is a good athlete. Everybody can run. Everybody is fast. Everybody is strong. There’s a reason why we’re here. It’s that mental element that separates people.”
– Miles Boykin (@MBoykin814)
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) April 9, 2019
Round 4, Pick 120 – RB Dexter Williams – Minnesota Vikings
Whoever make that call……… 😎✌🏾 #JuiceUp 😈
— 2_JUICE (@DexterW_22) April 23, 2019
Round 4, Pick 130 – LB Te’von Coney – Los Angeles Chargers
— TC4️⃣ (@TevonConey) April 25, 2019
Round 6, Pick 186 – TE Alize Mack – Atlanta Falcons
— Alizé Mack (@AlizeMack97) April 23, 2019
Last year only four members of the Fighting Irish were drafted. Two of them were drafted in the top ten overall though.
Guard Quentin Nelson went No. 6 overall to the Indianapolis Colts and went on to have a Pro Bowl year, while tackle Mike McGlinchey went to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 9 overall.