There were a total of 6 Notre Dame players taken in the NFL draft, which is the most since 2007. Let’s break it down by round.
21st Pick: Cincinnati Bengals- Tyler Eifert
Eifert became the 64th Notre Dame player to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft and went to a team needing not only a backup tight end, but a guy that can play the slot or wide out.
38th Pick: San Diego Chargers- Manti Te’o
I didn’t think Manti would fall to the second round, but the Chargers got a steal. Once the stench of the fake girlfriend goes away, then people will once again focus what he does on the field.
175th Pick: Cleveland Browns- Jamoris Slaughter
Slaughter has been battling injuries his entire career at Notre Dame and he recently applied for a 6th year, but was denied by the NCAA. He was the third Notre Dame player to be taken in the draft and he only played in 3 games in 2012.
199th Pick: Detroit Lions- Theo Riddick
Theo will more than likely become a special team’s player and possibly a 3rd string running back for the Detroit Lions. He is a very shifty back that improved a lot last season since he started running north and south.
200th Pick: Baltimore Ravens- Kapron Lewis-Moore
Kapron was an anchor of the Notre Dame defense last season and it wasn’t because of his statistics, but the consistency of keeping blockers off of linebackers. He is versatile since he can play both end and tackle on the defensive line. He is mainly a run stopper with some pass rush ability.
244th Pick: Atlanta Falcons- Zeke Motta
Motta is a hard hitting safety that will put you on your back whenever he gets the chance. He isn’t a great cover guy, but is a sure tackler, makes good reads, and closes quickly to the football.