Notre Dame football: Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa a break out candidate

Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa #95 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa #95 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

The Notre Dame football program is expecting big things from Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa in 2021, and he could end up being a break-out star.

The Notre Dame football program saw two of their defensive ends head to the NFL this past offseason, as both Daelin Hayes and Ade Ogundeji were 2021 NFL Draft picks. For the Irish, this means replacing some key edge rushers, but luckily for them, they have some options returning from last year’s team.

One option is a guy who played inside last season, but will now make the move to the outside thanks to him dropping nearly 15 pounds. That player is Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, who is one of the more intriguing defensive linemen to watch this summer, as he looks to play an even bigger role on this defense.

He is a guy who definitely has a nose for the ball, and can be explosive in terms of getting into the backfield, giving Marcus Freeman a dangerous option up front along the defensive line.

Notre Dame football should expect a monster season from Tagovailoa-Amosa

When all is said and done, this could be an excellent season from the fifth-year player, as he is one of the breakout candidates I see on the defensive side of the ball. The Irish could struggle on offense to start the season because they are revamping their offensive line, wide receiver group, and replacing Ian Book, but the defense should be steady.

Tagovailoa-Amosa is a part of one of the more veteran-laded defensive lines in all of football, and if he can come in and make a smooth transition to the outside, it eliminates one question mark for this defense. We know the Irish have outstanding talent up front, and in Tagovailoa-Amosa, they have someone with a potential All-American skill set.

If all things go the right way, the Irish defense could be one of the best in the country and dominate on all three levels. The move to end is going to play huge for Tagovailoa-Amosa’s future, but in 2021, he should be a breakout star for Notre Dame, helping them to another successful campaign.