Notre Dame Football: A look at the Offensive Line in 2020

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Notre Dame Tackle Liam Eichenberg
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Standing at 6’6, 305 lbs, Liam Eichenberg will be the starter at the left tackle position in the fall.

Eichenberg was largely impressive last season, other than the aforementioned penalty problems. He seemed to struggle with the cadence of Ian Book, as Eichenberg was flagged for false starts at a ridiculous rate. Other than that, there is no reason to doubt Eichenberg being a starter and being a key piece to the offensive line.

Probably the highest-rated NFL prospect on the 2020 offensive line, if Eichenberg cleans a few things up and improves in his fifth season, expect to see him drafted in the first 2-3 rounds next year.

Filling in behind Eichenberg is the sophomore, Andrew Kristofic.

The former 4-star out of Pennsylvania has not seen playing time just yet as he is only a freshman, and is slotted behind future NFL starter, Liam Eichenberg. Unless there is an injury along the line this season, expect Kristofic to see limited time this year, as 2021 will be the season for Kristofic to shine.

Lastly, the incoming freshman Tosh Baker.

The 6’7, 271-pound behemoth was a 2020 All-American and looks to have a huge future in store for him at Notre Dame. With that ridiculous frame, Baker will spend the next 1-2 years putting on a good 30-50 pounds in the weight room with Notre Dame strength coach Matt Balis. Balis will be chomping at the bit to get his hands on Baker, who has the potential to be the next great Notre Dame offensive lineman.

If all goes well for Baker in 2020, he may even compete for the starting left tackle job in 2021 after Liam Eichenberg departs for the NFL. Kristofic will provide tough competition, but Baker might just turn out to be a generational talent — he’s that good.