Notre Dame Football: Ranking 2020’s most impactful players – 20-16

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 31: Nick McCloud #4 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack warms up before their game against the East Carolina Pirates at Carter-Finley Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 31: Nick McCloud #4 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack warms up before their game against the East Carolina Pirates at Carter-Finley Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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17. Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa (Defensive Line)

Best Ranking: No. 9

Worst Ranking: No. 25

Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa highlights a deep Notre Dame interior defensive line. The Senior from Ewa Beach, Hawaii has played a significant role each of his first three seasons in South Bend. Last year, he tallied 22 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and six Quarterback hurries. Can Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa take a step forwards as a Senior?

For some perspective, Jerry Tillery collected 29 tackles and 8 sacks during his last year at Notre Dame. Tagovailoa-Amosa is not too far off of these statistics. He will need to add more pass rushing numbers to match the former first round selection. However, Jayson Ademilola will receive a lot of snaps to spell Tagovailoa-Amosa which might prevent him from compiling gaudy stats. In addition, with Notre Dame’s flexibility and great depth at the defensive end position, it is likely he will sub-out in obvious passing situations in favor of more speed on the field (i.e. Hayes and Ogundeji sliding inside with Oghoufo and Isaiah Foskey at Defensive End).

But, he enters the season as the clear leader in the interior of the Notre Dame defensive line. Depending on how well Tagovailoa-Amosa plays, he will most likely return for a fifth year at Notre Dame.