Notre Dame football: 5 early bold predictions for 2022
Brandon Joseph nabs five interceptions
The biggest hit to this Notre Dame football team on the defensive side of the ball is the loss of Kyle Hamilton, who declared early for the 2022 NFL Draft. Hamilton was the best safety in the country, and a projected top-5 pick, so his leaving early was not much of a surprise.
For most programs, losing a player of that caliber would be devastating, but not the Notre Dame football team, who saw an All-American transfer in at the position group this offseason. That player is Brandon Joseph, who was elite during his time in the Big Ten with Northwestern and should be even better in South Bend.
During the last two years at Northwestern, Joseph nabbed a combined nine interceptions, including six two years ago when he was an All-American. He could certainly reach that number in 2022, but for now, a bold prediction would be five, as teams are going to avoid him with question marks at the other safety spot, and cornerback.