Notre Dame LT Ronnie Stanley demonstrated "the balance, strength and aggression that screams first round pick" against Louisville on Saturday, observed CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
"Stanley's long arms and fluid slide allowed him to protect the edge, even when matched up against speedy rusher Lorenzo Mauldin, NFLDraftScout.com's No. 2 rated senior defensive end," Rang wrote. "Playing on the balls of his feet and with his knees bent, Stanley showed good lateral agility and balance to mirror Louisville's rushers. He has heavy hands and long arms, allowing him to catch and control opponents." Rotoworld has been calling Stanley a top-50 pick since early September, but we may amend that to top 30, as gains to Stanley's game have come even more quickly than his loudest supporters anticipated. "The rich 2015 class could be enough to keep Stanley at Notre Dame for another year, though it is worth noting that many of the other highly regarded tackles project best to right tackle," Rang wrote. "Stanley's balance and wingspan, on the other hand, could allow him to remain at the blindside role at the next level."