Ahead of the season starting ESPN wanted to get one more mock draft out there, this one by Jordan Reid. Plenty will change between now and when players are actually selected, so it is interesting to see who stays as one of the best options, who falls and who rises. For Notre Dame, they seem to have at least two sure-fire draft eligible first-round selections. Find out where they were projected to go and with which pick.
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#13 Tennessee Titans - TE Michael Mayer
Apr 23, 2022; Notre Dame, Indiana, USA;Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Michael Mayer (87) looks on from the bench in the second quarter of the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Reid points out that the Titans might not need another tight end with Austin Hooper and Chigoziem Okonkwo, but “Mayer would add another dimension to an offense that relies on the position.” The comparison is a solid one, as Reid likens Mayer to former Baltimore Raven Todd Heap.
#20 Minnesota Vikings - EDGE Isaiah Foskey
Sept. 25, 2021; Chicago, Illinois; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Isaiah Foskey (7) recovers a fumble against Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Tyler Beach (65) during their football game Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports
Another spot where Reid projects the team will be selecting into a strength but he notes that the Vikings depth isn’t great after their top two options. He sees Foskey as an outside linebacker at the next level and “a playmaker, recording five forced fumbles last season.”