There was a time when Notre Dame Football quarterback Sam Hartman was considered among the best QBs in college. His resume has taken a hit.
When the Fighting Irish landed Sam Hartman as a transfer from Wake Forest, it was considered one of the biggest portal wins of the country. He was considered by many to be the guy to put the Golden Domers over the top.
Things haven’t gone the way people expected. Notre Dame Football sits at 7-3 and out of New Years Six contention during their second bye week of the season. Sam Hartman has played an outsized role in the team’s three losses, with very poor performances against their best competition.
That might be why one NFL Draft analyst isn’t particularly enamored with Sam Hartman. In fact, in his list of the 16 best quarterbacks entering the draft this spring, Hartman is almost dead last in his rankings.
On Wednesday, Jordan Reid revealed his top 16 quarterbacks in the 2024 NFL Draft rankings, and Hartman came in 14th. Adding insult to injury, Reid gave the Notre Dame Football starting quarterback a grade of “late day three.”
That means the analyst believes the Fighting Irish signal-caller gets drafted sometime in the 4th to 7th rounds.
Notre Dame Football QB not getting NFL love
On the season, Hartman has completed 62.8 percent of his passes for 2,272 yards for 18 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Those are good numbers on their face. They don’t look as good when taking a deeper dive.
When looking at Notre Dame’s contests against its best opponents, its QB1 often struggled.
Against Clemson, USC, Louisville, Duke and Ohio State he had just 5 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions. In his last two games, he’s got four picks and no TD tosses.
It’s a safe bet that he’s seemingly gotten worse as the Notre Dame Football season has gone on is why Sam Hartman’s current NFL prospects are not all that bright.