The Notre Dame football program has an elite edge rusher in Isaiah Foskey, who was snubbed in the preseason Walter Camp AA team release.
In the recent release of the 2022 preseason Walter Camp All-American teams, the Notre Dame football team was well-represented. Center Jarrett Patterson was listed on the first-team, and rightfully so, as he has never allowed a sack in his college career, and likely would have been a Day 2 NFL Draft pick had he not returned to South Bend.
One could argue that Michael Mayer, while posted on the second-team, should have been a first-team nominee as well. However, the true junior should be on a mission this season after being snubbed for the John Mackey Award in 2021, so this could add more fuel to the fire.
Finally, Brandon Joseph, a safety transfer from Northwestern was listed on the third team, and when all is said and done, he is going to be a big-time playmaker for the Irish in 2022. Overall, it was a nice showing for the program, but leaving Isaiah Foskey off of all three teams was a big miss.
Foskey was an absolute menace for the Irish last season, racking up double-digits in sacks, and providing a huge spark on the defensive side of the ball. He was a turnover machine as well, and when all is said and done this season, he could end up as the all-time leader in sacks in program history.
He should have been on at least the third team with Joseph.
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These preseason rankings and teams do not mean much, as we see players hyped up every offseason and then fall flat when the games come around. However, a talent like Foskey could end up in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, so not putting him on one of these three teams seems like a big miss by a tremendous publication.
The Notre Dame football has loaded up for the 2023 recruiting class, and ESPN is very high on the talent they have already brought in.
Foskey has the talent around him to have an even better season in 2022 than he did in 2021, which is saying a lot. For the Irish to make it to the CFP, they have to have their elite players step up in a big way, and Foskey has some huge expectations going into what will likely be his final season with the Irish.