Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller put out his post-Super Bowl mock draft. Notre Dame was well represented.
We all love mock drafts, especially seven round mocks. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller is one of the best in the business when it comes to those, and his most recent version showed plenty of love to Notre Dame.
Miller has eight Notre Dame players being taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. In fact, he has at least one Irish player being selected in each round, one through seven. That would be the ideal situation for the Notre Dame football program — having the Irish represented in every round all weekend.
Here is where Miller had each Notre Dame player going:
Cole Kmet, TE, Round 1, Pick 30, Green Bay Packers
Julian Okwara, DE, Round 2, Pick 54, Buffalo Bills
Khalid Kareem, DE, Round 3, Pick 75, Indianapolis Colts
Chase Claypool, WR, Round 3, Pick 94, Green Bay Packers
Troy Pride Jr., CB, Round 4, Pick 145, Baltimore Ravens
Jalen Elliott, S, Round 5, Pick 153, Arizona Cardinals
Alohi Gilman, S, Round 6, Pick 196, New England Patriots
Tony Jones Jr., RB, Round 7, Pick 241, Houston Texans
I personally love the idea of Kmet and Claypool headed to Green Bay. The Packers need more receiving weapons, and both could carve out a role immediately.
I also like Okwara joining that already stout defensive front in Buffalo. I could see him thriving there.
My favorite pick is Alohi Gilman headed to New England. I’ve mentioned before that his playing style is very similar to that of Patrick Chung, who has made quite a name for himself playing in Bill Belichick’s defense. Not only would he be an incredible value for the Patriots in the sixth round, but he is the embodiment of The Patriot Way.
We’re going to see hundreds of mocks between now and the actual draft. The closer we get to the event, the more accurate and likely some of these scenarios are going to be. Keep your eyes posted for more Notre Dame mock draft news.