Ronnie Stanley


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Call it an expected development made worse by a pair of injuries.


For Louis Nix and Zack Martin, Thursday's pro day at Notre Dame only reinforced the likelihood each player winds up selected in the first round of the NFL Draft a month and a half from now.


When Notre Dame hit the field for spring practice earlier this month, its offensive line was comprised of four tackles and a center.


The logical career path for Steve Elmer when he arrived in South Bend a year ago was to wait a season, then take over for Zack Martin at left tackle.