Notre Dame Football: Best landing spots for top-10 Irish draft prospects

Dec 28, 2019; Orlando, Florida, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (6) celebrates his sack on Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) (not pictured) during the second half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 28, 2019; Orlando, Florida, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (6) celebrates his sack on Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) (not pictured) during the second half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Notre Dame football star Robert Hainsey. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Notre Dame football star Robert Hainsey. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /

The Notre Dame football program has a bunch of guys who could be drafted in the 2021 NFL Draft, including a couple that may end up landing in the first round.

Here are the best landing spots for each of Notre Dame football’s top-10 draft prospects.

Robert Hainsey, OL

  • Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Rams

The Notre Dame football team has four prospects that could be drafted from their offensive line, including offensive tackle Robert Hainsey. Hainsey and fellow offensive lineman Aaron Banks went down to Mobile and dominated Senior Bowl week, and by doing so, Hainsey significantly improved his draft status.

While he is not going to be a Day 1 or even Day 2 pick, there are some soft landing spots on Day 3 for the big fella. Teams like Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles all have needs in the interior of their offensive lines, and as we saw during the Senior Bowl, Hainsey may be moved to the inside at the NFL level.

Either way, Hainsey is a versatile offensive lineman and should have a long career in the NFL as a depth player, or possibly even a starter in the right situation.