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NFL.com's Charles Davis believes Notre Dame redshirt sophomore T Ronnie Stanley should return to school in order to receive more reps as a left tackle.

Stanley, who shifted from RT to LT in 2014 to replace first-rounder Zack Martin, has requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board and is strongly considering a jump to the NFL. "The more reps you get at left tackle playing against top-flight pass rushers -- and he'll face those given Notre Dame's schedule -- could give him a big boost and put any lingering questions about him to rest," Davis wrote. The Advisory Board will tell Stanley he's a second-rounder, at worst, and more likely they'll give him the good news of a Round 1 projection. At that time, it'd be a surprise if he returns to South Bend.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 18 - 11:06 AM

Notre Dame will play both redshirt junior Everett Golson and redshirt freshman Malik Zaire at QB in the school's bowl game against LSU.

The old saying goes, "if you have two quarterbacks, you don't have one." Golson has turned the ball over far too many times this season and has put extra stress on his offensive line due to needless pocket movement. Zaire is an unknown commodity right now but did spell Golson in the school's final game of the season against USC. LSU's defense is not as talented as it has been in the past.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 16 - 9:33 AM

Notre Dame junior G Nick Martin requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Maybe he just wanted to be like his more popular friends Sheldon Day, Everett Golson, and Ronnie Stanley? We kid. In actuality, Zack's brother is an interesting prospect, and a top-5 center. If the Advisory Board is feeling generous, they will give Martin a Round 2 grade. They could also say "neither" (first or second), as Martin could easily slot in Round 3 or 4 if he declares early.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 9 - 1:50 AM

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said redshirt junior QB Everett Golson and freshman QB Malik Zaire will engage in a "true competition" for the starting job prior to the Music City Bowl Dec. 30 vs. LSU.

"There's a way I want that position to operate, and it's going to operate the way I want it to operate," Kelly said. "If you operate it the way I want it done, you'll be the starting quarterback at Notre Dame." The Irish have eight practices until game day. Golson's season has come off the rails, leading Kelly to insert Zaire in the first half of the Irish's loss to USC. Zaire led to the team to its only two touchdowns, bolstering his argument. While Golson had 37 touchdowns (29 throwing, eight rushing), this season, he also committed a devastating 22 turnovers (14 interceptions and eight fumbles). One interesting subplot: Golson has applied for a draft evaluation, so we know that he's at least considering the possibility of leaving school after this season. If Golson loses his job, and the draft board advises him to return to school, as expected, don't be surprised if he bolts as a graduate transfer.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 9 - 12:21 AM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore T Ronnie Stanley requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Prior to the season, when we optimistically called Stanley a top-50 prospect, nobody would have thought that the third-year soph would consider bolting for the NFL this winter. Now, with some calling Stanley a potential top-10 pick, it might be surprising if he announces he'll return to South Bend. The Advisory Board will tell Stanley he's a second-rounder, at worst, and more likely they'll give him the good news of a first-round projection.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 8 - 6:57 PM

Notre Dame junior DL Sheldon Day requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is one of Day's staunchest supporters, stating multiple times that he could be better than Louis Nix (Texans, No. 83 overall in 2013) and Stephon Tuitt (Steelers, No. 46 overall). The 6-foot-2, 285-pound Day has first-round upside, though that talent isn't always apparent on film. Kelly said Monday that he's "hopeful" Day will have recovered enough from his MCL sprain to play in the Music City Bowl Dec. 30 against LSU.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 8 - 5:46 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

The advisory board has changed protocols since last season. Interested players will now be disseminated a grade of first round, second round or neither. Players who are told "neither" will be advised to return to school. In the case of Golson, expect him to be told to return to school. Whether he listens or not is an entirely different situation. Golson is currently in a dogfight with Malik Zaire for his own school's starting quarterback gig. If he loses, it's difficult to envision Golson returning to South Bend. Obviously transferring is another option.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 8 - 5:32 PM

Notre Dame and LSU will play in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30.

Draft-eligible talent wise, LSU has really taken a step back this season. However, they do have one of the top tackle prospects in aggressive La'El Collins. Notre Dame has a number of prospects who could declare, including Everett Golson and Ronnie Stanley, Josh Norris' top OT.
Dec 8 - 10:48 AM

Notre Dame RB coach Tony Alford is a name to watch for Colorado State's head coaching job, per Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

Alford's alma mater is Colorado States, so an obvious link exists along with being a recruiting coordinator and a native of Colorado. Alford has already coached at a number of schools, including Iowa State, Washington and Louisville, and also coached wide receivers at Notre Dame.
Dec 5 - 11:03 AM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes "NFL scouts will have to pore over the tape to see if [Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson] is worthy of draft consideration at this point."

"It's amazing how quickly fortunes can change in college football when you're a quarterback at a high-profile program," Brooks wrote. "In a matter of a few weeks, Golson went from Heisman Trophy contender to likely backup quarterback following a series of turnover woes that culminated in his benching against USC." Golson finished the season with 14 interceptions and eight fumbles. If HC Brian Kelly commits to ballyhooed youngster Malik Zaire, it'll be interesting to see if Golson opts for the NFL, transfers, or sticks around to compete.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 1 - 10:27 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson "continued his decline Saturday against USC" on Saturday, wrote NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah.

Golson, who was benched in the game for Malik Zaire after completing seven passes for 75 yards and a pick, is no longer seen as the intriguing 2015 draft prospect many saw a little over a month ago. "It's clear that he has lost confidence," Jeremiah wrote. "Golson isn't feeling pressure in the pocket, and he's not throwing the ball accurately."
Source: NFL.com
Dec 1 - 7:29 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Notre Dame redshirt sophomore T Ronnie Stanley "boasts an exciting combination of agility, balance and power," and has him going to the Carolina Panthers at No. 8 in his latest mock draft.

"With the selection of Kelvin Benjamin and free agent addition of sure-handed veteran Jericho Cotchery, the Panthers addressed weapons for Cam Newton but failed to address the offensive line protecting him. They won't make the same mistake this year. Stanley is just a redshirt sophomore in his first season at left tackle but the 6-6, 315 pounder boasts an exciting combination of agility, balance and power," Rang writes. It would be surprising for Stanley to make the jump to the next level, seeing that he still has two years of eligibility left, but Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks him as the top prospect at his position.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 1 - 3:01 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah has spoken with multiple NFL executives who called Notre Dame redshirt sophomore T Ronnie Stanley a "big-time player."

As you all know, we love Stanley's NFL projection, so this is great news. "It was a bit surprising because his name is not one that comes up a lot when discussing the top players at his position, but I watched him Saturday, and he was phenomenal," Jeremiah writes regarding Stanley's game against USC. It would be surprising for Stanley to enter the draft because he still has two seasons of eligibility remaining, but Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks him as the top prospect at his position.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 1 - 11:17 AM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson has been benched in favor of Malik Zaire after turning the ball over multiple times against USC.

Golson threw an interception, which went through his receiver's hands, and also fumbled after holding onto the football for far too long in the pocket. Zaire entered the game down 35-0. It will be interesting if this quarterback order continues, like in the bowl game. If so, Golson could jump to the NFL a season early.
Nov 29 - 5:41 PM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore DL Jarron Jones will miss the remainder of the season with a Lisfranc injury.

Recovery is a four to six month process. Jones was obviously hobbled against Louisville, but has made big plays each week once using his length and strength to push his opponent in the backfield. Jones is draft-eligible, however, do not expect him to declare.
Nov 25 - 12:24 PM


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