Scouts and coaches from the National Football League descended on the University of Notre Dame’s campus in South Bend Wednesday to have a look at this year’s crop of professional football hopefuls from the program.
The annual Pro Day was held this year for the first time inside the year-old Irish Athletics Practice Facility. There the Fighting Irish’s top, draft-eligible NFL prospects interviewed, worked out and performed drills for potential teams.
Notre Dame has a pack of promising players who are expected to transition well into the professional ranks. They include linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg, tight end Tommy Tremble and defensive lineman Daelin Hayes, shown above running a 40-yard dash.
According to Pro Football Reference, Notre Dame has had a total of 537 players drafted into professional football since 1936, including 45 under Brian Kelly who is entering his 12th season as Notre Dame’s head coach.
The NFL draft will run April 29 through May 1 in Cleveland.