Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley, Brian Kelly to attend NFL Draft


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and head coach Brian Kelly will attend the NFL Draft in Chicago on April 28-30, the NFL reported Tuesday.

A 6-foot-6, 312-pound senior, Stanley is expected to be selected in the first round of the upcoming draft, likely somewhere in the top 10 picks. The Las Vegas native started all 39 games in his final three seasons in South Bend. Mississippi's Laremy Tunsil, regarded by many as the class' top tackle (and likely the top overall pick), will also attend.

Irish first round hopefuls wide receiver Will Fuller and linebacker Jaylon Smith are not expected to attend. Seventeen Notre Dame players participated in the Irish Pro Day last month.

Kelly will be one of 12 collegiate head coaches in attendance at Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Check out the full list of attendees below.


CB Eli Apple, Ohio State

DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State

DT Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech

WR Corey Coleman, Baylor

OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State

OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State

WR Josh Doctson, Texas Christian

DE Kevin Dodd, Clemson

RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

QB Jared Goff, California

CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

LB Myles Jack, UCLA

DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State

DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson

LB Darron Lee, Ohio State

S Keanu Neal, Florida

DT Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi

LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

DT Jarran Reed, Alabama

DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame

WR Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi

OT Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi

QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State


Art Briles, Baylor

Mark Dantonio, Michigan State

Sonny Dykes, California

Jimbo Fisher, Florida State

Hugh Freeze, Mississippi

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame

Chris Klieman, North Dakota State

Urban Meyer, Ohio State

Jim Mora, UCLA

Gary Patterson, Texas Christian

Nick Saban, Alabama

Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley (78) moves to block Wake Forest’s Wendell Dunn (14) during the Notre Dame-Wake Forest NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN