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Notre Dame sophomore WR Corey Robinson "was a handful" for FSU star CB P.J. Williams in Saturday's loss to the Seminoles, according to Pro Football Focus.

Robinson caught eight passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns in the 31-27 loss. Pro Football Focus gave Robinson a +1.0 score for the game, an impressive showing for the sophomore against elite competition. David's son is miniature by his father's standards, but massive by college football's, going 6-foot-5, 205 pounds. He'll be playing on Sundays one day soon.
Oct 20 - 5:23 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson "has NFL arm strength with the mobility to create with his legs."

Golson "played brilliantly" in Saturday's loss, according to Brugler, going 31-for-52 for 313 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. "Golson doesn't receive as much attention as a NFL prospect, but his positive play has not gone unnoticed by scouts, including his gutsy effort Saturday night," Brugler wrote. "He is 16-2 as the starter at Notre Dame and despite his 6-foot, 200-pound frame, he has NFL arm strength with the mobility to create with his legs. Regardless if Golson is in the 2015 or 2016 NFL Draft, he will be drafted higher than anyone anticipated at the beginning of this season." Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Golson as the No. 3 quarterback in this class.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 19 - 8:50 PM

Notre Dame sophomore WR Corey Robinson caught eight passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 31-27 loss to FSU.

Robinson does not have his father's 7'1" height, but he is plenty tall for the receiver position and uses it effectively. He is not currently a full-time player, however, Robinson is a tremendous weapon for Everett Golson. Expect him to continue his upward trend.
Oct 19 - 10:46 AM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson completed 31 of 52 attempts for 313 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the school's 31-27 loss to FSU.

Golson added 33 rushing yards. Overall it was a very positive performance from Golson. Yes, a handful of throws were ill-advised, but he created operable space with his feet or worked through progressions in the pocket. Golson's vertical arm was certainly on display. There is a reason why Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Golson as the No. 3 quarterback in this class, as he puts his talents to use much more consistently than Connor Cook and Brett Hundley.
Oct 19 - 9:59 AM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson "still has a lot to improve as an NFL prospect," according to ESPN.com's Kevin Weidl.

"The main area of concern right now is his consistency functioning from the pocket," Weidl wrote. Specifically, the analyst believes Golson at times has difficulty finding throwing lanes in the pocket due to his size (6-foot, 200 pounds) and must rely on reads (leading to a few "blind" throws). Weidl also mentions that Golson's "decision-making and ball security have dipped the past three games." In conclusion, the analyst discussed the oft-made comparison between Golson and Russell Wilson. Weidl believes Wilson was more developed than Golson at a similar juncture in his career: "First, Wilson had better overall pocket presence. Second, Wilson had tremendous field and situational awareness. As we've seen in his tenure in Seattle, he is so often in control even when plays break down, and improvises with a plan. He showed those traits in college, too." Weidl says Golson is currently a fifth-round developmental prospect.
Oct 16 - 6:42 PM

While FSU TE Nick O'Leary may be the "more well-known prospect," it's Notre Dame senior TE Ben Koyack who "could be the be the better senior NFL prospect," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Although TE Nick O'Leary is the more well-known tight end prospect in this contest, Koyack might be the better senior NFL prospect. Like O'Leary, there isn't much special about the Notre Dame tight end, but both are steady and reliable and Koyack shows better flexibility and overall size to match up with defenders at the next level," Brugler wrote. Brugler adds that the 6-foot-5, 261-pound Koyack "is a reliable possession target with fluid routes and an aggressive catching radius to attack the ball with his hands."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 16 - 3:08 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes the gap between Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson and FSU's QB Jameis Winston "isn't as big as most think."

"For the first time this season, Golson will be the second-best quarterback prospect on the field, but the gap between him and Winston isn't as big as most think. Although he doesn't have Winston's size, Golson does have a just as impressive arm and is a better overall athlete, using his mobility to extend plays and find passing lanes, Brugler writes. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Golson has 16 touchdowns in the air and 4 touchdowns on the ground in 2014, but also has nine turnovers. The Fighting Irish QB, has lost 5 fumbles and thrown 4 interceptions this season. According to Brugler, Golston "will need to be mistake free against Florida State's fast defense" this weekend.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 16 - 2:21 PM

Notre Dame senior LB Kendall Moore announced he is leaving the school in an Instagram post Tuesday.

He graduated in May and will now apparently hang up his cleats. Moore joins wide receiver DaVaris Daniels in deciding to leave school. Amongst Notre Dame’s other so-called Frozen Five, defensive back KeiVarae Russell intends to return to the Irish next season, and DE Ishaq Williams and DB Eilar Hardy haven't yet announced their plans.
Oct 15 - 6:35 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes there will "be plenty of scouts who use [Russell] Wilson's success as evidence that [Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson] can thrive as a pro."

Brooks believes the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Golson would have been dismissed as a prospect 10 years ago due to his diminutive stature. Not so anymore, thanks in large part to Wilson's success. "Looking at the 2014 draft, Johnny Manziel (height/size), Teddy Bridgewater (weight/hand size), and Derek Carr (height/hand size) were early-round selections despite various concerns about their physical dimensions," Brooks wrote. Like many evaluators, Brooks sees Wilson as Golson's closest comparable in the pros. "While I'm not ready to proclaim Golson will be the next big thing to take over the NFL, I do believe he exhibits the qualities needed to be a solid quarterback at the next level," he wrote. "He has grown immensely as a pocket passer throughout his career, and he has knack for spotting passing lanes through the trees at the line of scrimmage. Tracking his play in recent weeks, I haven't noticed a ton of batted balls or deflections from pass rushers."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 14 - 5:37 PM

Senior edge rusher Ishaq Williams will not rejoin Notre Dame this season, head coach Brian Kelly announced.

Williams is part of the academic fraud investigation that involves four other Notre Dame players. Kelly did mention Williams would like to return for the 2015 season, likely his final year of eligibility. The head coach added Williams is not allowed to remain in school this semester.
Oct 14 - 12:26 PM

Senior WR DaVaris Daniels' father tweeted his son is done playing for Notre Dame.

Daniels was one of the five Notre Dame players suspended during an investigation into academic fraud. The process has taken four months, and an announcement had been expected for weeks. The older Daniels says his son will "weigh his options for the future." The futures of CB KeiVarae Russell, DE Ishaq Williams, LB Kendall Moore and DB Eilar Hardy should be reported on soon.
Oct 14 - 11:43 AM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson completed 21 of 38 for 300 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the school's 50-43 win over UNC.

Golson added 71 rushing yards but lost two fumbles. Ball security is Golson's biggest issue. Pocket comfort and a willingness to work through reads are not. Notre Dame faces Florida State next week, which is kind of a big game. Golson will be tested throughout the day, and will have to match Jameis Winston's production.
Oct 11 - 7:33 PM

NBC's Inside the Irish reports that Notre Dame junior CB KeiVarae Russell will not play this season but does intend to return to the Irish in 2015.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Russell received news from Notre Dame’s Honor Committee and addressed his team regarding the news on Thursday, according to two of Inside the Irish's sources. At the moment, the fate of Notre Dame’s five suspended players has yet to be confirmed by anyone officially involved with the investigation. Russell was one of five players that was away from the team while the school was completing an investigation into academic fraud.
Oct 10 - 4:31 PM

The Chicago Tribune reports that the five players suspended from Notre Dame during an investigation into academic fraud are not likely to play this season.

The program has stayed relatively quiet about the investigation into WR DaVaris Daniels, CB KeiVarae Russell, DE Ishaq Williams, LB Kendall Moore and DB Eilar Hardy, though Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly had said he thought the cases would be resolved by the end of last week. The Tribune reported that its source for the story "corroborates what the website Irish Illustrated reported Wednesday, that the five are not likely to play this season."
Oct 9 - 8:39 PM

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly announced Tuesday during his news conference that the school's rulings on five suspended players was "imminent."

Last month, the Fighting Irish suspended WR DaVaris Daniels, CB KeiVarae Russell, DE Ishaq Williams, LB Kendall Moore and DB Eilar Hardy while investigating claims of academic fraud. The school said it had evidence that students had turned in papers and homework that had been written for them by others. On July 29, it turned that evidence over to the compliance office on athletics. "I think the overriding thought for me is six weeks is a long time; there's no way that somebody's going to come back in and start on Saturday," Kelly said when asked what role the players would play if they were ruled eligible. "We'll see how it plays out. If in fact we do have a player back, we'll try to get them an opportunity to contribute, but it would have to be in a limited role."
Oct 7 - 10:07 PM


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