Notre Dame is replacing two multi-year starters along the defensive line in 2020 with Julian Okwara and Khalid Kareem chasing NFL quarterbacks this summer. Despite losing the pair, who also served as captains in 2019, the defensive line should still be a strength – maybe the biggest strength – for Notre Dame in 2020.

It’s been extremely rare for Notre Dame to lose defensive linemen to the NFL and not miss a beat the next season, but this year they replace Okwara and Kareem with 5th-year seniors Daelin Hayes and Ade Ogundeji. There won’t be any drop-off with those two assuming both remain healthy all season.

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