Year 2 of Brian VanGorder’s pressure-heavy defensive scheme probably won’t feature any single player contending to lead college football in sacks.
Notre Dame only had one player picked in the 2015 NFL Draft, with Ben Koyack going in the seventh round to Jacksonville. But don't expect another near-shutout in next year's draft.
Jaylon Smith led Notre Dame with 112 tackles and nine tackles for a loss, and added three and a half sacks, seven quarterback hurries, two broken up passes and one forced fumble last year.
With spring practice wrapped up in South Bend and three and a half months until Notre Dame begins its 2015 preparations in earnest, here’s a look at where the Irish depth chart stands heading into
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It comes with the caveat of just being spring practice, but no Notre Dame player did more to impress his coaches and teammates over the last few weeks than C.J. Prosise.