It’s was a quiet Friday for the Notre Dame football players waiting to hear their names called. Day 3 should be different.
After watching two former Notre Dame football players get selected within the first ten picks of the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday night, the Irish went undrafted in rounds two and three on Friday.
This means a Saturday full of both hope and anxiety for the likes of Equanimeous St. Brown, Josh Adams and Durham Smythe — the three remaining undrafted Notre Dame players who performed at the NFL Combine.
Before Day 3 — consisting of rounds four through seven — kicks off, here’s what you need to know as a Notre Dame fan.
What: Rounds 4-7 of the 2018 NFL Draft
When: Saturday, April 28, 12 pm ET
Channel: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
Where Could Equanimeous St. Brown Go?
Right now, I’d be shocked if St. Brown made it past the fourth round. Ten receiver have been selected so far, and St. Brown now sits firmly amongst the top two or three players available at his position. I like Seattle, Indianapolis and San Francisco as possible destinations at this point.
Where could Josh Adams go?
Honestly, there’s no telling at this point. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him go anywhere right now — perhaps even going undrafted altogether. Eight running backs have been selected so far, and all eight are very likely going to be starting for their respective teams at some point in 2018. I don’t know that Adams is a full-time starter as a rookie, so you are looking for teams that either need him for depth or to join a platoon. I still like the Rams as a possibility, but I can also see him landing with the Cardinals or Colts.
Where could Durham Smythe go?
Forget the notion of Smythe just being a blocking tight end. There is enough tape of Smythe catching passes for him to be considered as a guy teams need to go after in order to add depth behind their traditional starters. At the point, his blocking just adds value to his stock. As is the case for Adams, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Smythe drafted anywhere or go undrafted. Five tight ends have been drafted so far. The Cowboys and Seahawks would both make a lot of sense as possible destinations for Smythe.