Apr 26, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals first round draft pick Tyler Eifert and head coach Marvin Lewis pose for a photo during a press conference at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft: Notre Dame


 

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.

1st 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.

 

2nd Round

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.

 

6th Round

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.

 

7th Round

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.

 

 

 

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