Part of what made the Notre Dame line so good in recent seasons wasn’t just their talent and production, it was the depth the Irish possessed up front. That has been made clear in 2020 as Daelin Hayes and Adetokunbo Ogundeji have stepped into the lineup and the Irish haven’t missed a beat.
Now it is Ogundeji and Hayes who are making a climb up NFL Draft boards, and if they continue the strong play we saw from them in the opener against Duke both will be top edge targets.
Reese’s Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy is high on both players. He is extremely high on Ogundeji, and you can read his thoughts about the Irish strong side end HERE. Nagy also loves what he sees from Hayes, a former five-star recruit that is looking to end his career on a very high note.
“What Daelin showed in the Duke game with his ability to drop is he’s opening himself up to all 32 [NFL] teams,” Nagy explained. “3-4 teams are going to see him as a jumbo 3-4 outside linebacker. He can do enough standing up on his feet that you can project him to do that.”
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