With the NFL Draft just one week away, we look at where some of the more prominent mock drafts have your Notre Dame football players being drafted.
One week from today, a weekend of life-changing events will kick off for a bunch of NFL hopefuls down in Dallas, Texas. Amongst those hopefuls will be a handful of former Notre Dame football players — waiting to hear their names called.
We’ve kept you updated all offseason on the mock draft positions of all Irish players who are likely to be drafted. With the draft now just days away, here is our final update:
Bleacher Report: B/R’s most recent first-round mock draft has Quenton Nelson going to the Chicago Bears with the eighth overall pick. They have Mike McGlinchey going at No. 19 overall to the Dallas Cowboys, joining former Irish guard Zack Martin on an already solid Cowboy line.
NFL.com: Their most recent mock has Quenton Nelson going No. 7 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccanneers. That would be a nice fit, as the Bucs are a young, up-and-coming team. They also have McGlinchey going No. 21 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.
CBS Sports: CBS has Nelson going No. 8 the Bears as well. They have McGlinchey going No. 22 overall to the Browns via a mock trade with the Buffalo Bills.
SI.com: Sports Illustrated has Nelson going going in that same No. 8 spot to the Bears, while McGlinchey goes at No. 15 to the Arizona Cardinals.
247Sports: 247 put together a seven-round mock draft. They have Nelson going No. 8 to the Bears and McGlinchey at No. 15 to the Cardinals. They have Equanimeous St. Brown going to the Green Bay Packers with the first pick of the fourth round, No. 101 overall. Later in the same round, they have Josh Adams going to the New York Jets with the 107th overall pick. They have Durham Smythe going to the Los Angeles Rams with the 194th overall pick in the sixth round.
WalterFootball.com: The web’s most in-depth, most frequently updated mock draft site currently has Nelson going No. 5 overall to the Denver Broncos. They also have a mock trade, with the Browns grabbing McGlinchey at No. 12 overall. They have St. Brown going 67th overall to the Indianapolis Colts in the third round. They are higher than most on Durham Smythe, showing the Seattle Seahawks taking him in the fifth round with the 146th pick. They have Adams falling to the Bengals at pick No. 158 in the same round.
Mocks are mocks and there is only so much we can gain from them. If anything, it looks like there’s a real good chance Quenton Nelson could continue his career within driving distance of most Notre Dame fans, but who knows? We’ll find out one week from today.