Notre Dame Football: Top 10 Former Irish in the NFL

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 09: Zack Martin /
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BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 10: Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley #79 of the Baltimore Ravens is intoduced before the start of a preseason game against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on August 10, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

No. 6: Ronnie Stanley 

Stanley was the highest draft pick on this list — tied with honorable mention Quenton Nelson. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 6th pick in the draft in 2016 and has yet to disappoint. After starting 12 games during his rookie campaign, Stanley followed that up with 15 starts this past season. Minor injuries are the only thing standing in his way of starting all 16 games both years.

The Las Vegas native was projected to be a high NFL pick from his sophomore year at Notre Dame on. He is now considered one of top young left tackles in a league that needs more of them. In fact, if I were starting a team right now — considering age and health, he would be my choice at left tackle.

Stanley’s career is just getting started. He should be perennial pro bowler for years to come.