We have a quick update to the Big Board.
I wanted to get a quick update to the Notre Dame Big Board before the final two games. After the Stanford game, this will be expanded with more notes on each player. But here is how they stand now.
1. Jaylon Smith – ER/LB (Previously: 2)
He and Stanley flip. Smith has just been unreal.
Grade: Top 10
2. Ronnie Stanley – OT (Previously: 1)
Not a knock against Stanley, Smith has just been special. I still expect Stanley to be the first OT off the board.
Grade: Top 10
3. Sheldon Day – DI (Previously: 4)
Speaking of really good, Sheldon Day. PFF has Day as the only DT to grade +20 both against the run and pass.
4. KeiVarae Russell – CB (Previously: 3)
He’s struggled a bit, trying to adjust to the new scheme. LOOK FOR THE BALL! But seriously, he’s still a mega-talent and will be fine.
5. Will Fuller – WR (Previously: 5)
Fuller has said he’s coming back but he’s still eligible for this draft, so he stays on the Big Board. His worst case scenario would be somewhere in the Second Round, but I wouldn’t be shocked if he snuck into Late 1.
6. Isaac Rochell – DI (Previously: 6)
Still a monster. He definitely needs another year to hone a few skills but all the raw tools are there.
7. CJ Prosise – RB (Previously: 7)
Seems to be a perfect fit for the modern day NFL, doesn’t he? Able to run between the tackles. speed for the corner and obviously a dangerous receiver.
8. Nick Martin – C (Previously: 11)
Martin is flying up the board, he’s been playing really well.
9. Chris Brown – WR (Previously: 8)
Sure hands but still lacking those big chunk plays.
10. Elijah Shumate – S (Previously: Unranked)
He’s really improved. He can still struggle quite a bit in coverage, especially man coverage. But he’s money against the run. Should stick as a box safety hybrid in the NFL.
11. Tarean Folston – RB (Previously: 12)
Nothing has changed. He’ll be back.
12. Mike McGlinchey – OT (Previously: 15)
He moves up again. The entire OL has been fantastic but McGlinchey really stands out on tape.
13. Max Redfield – S (Previously: 10)
All the physical tools in the world but he’s still struggling with scheme here and there. The good news is, it won’t get an entire world tougher at the next level.
14. Corey Robinson – WR/TE (Previously: 9)
Corey is still dropping. Hate to see such a kid good struggle like this but indeed, he is struggling.
15. Jarron Jones – DI (Previously: 14)
He stays toward the bottom of the board. He would get drafted late but with a big year next year, he could jump as high as R1.
DI – Defensive Interior
ER – Edge Rusher