Category archive: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Draft analysts -- including yours truly -- always seem to focus on first-round talents, with their awesome physical tools and lofty expectations. Fans want to know which of those players might fit in with their favorite teams and how they could help fuel a Super Bowl run.
Hitting on those players is imperative, but it's proven every year that successful teams will also find help on Days 2 and 3 of draft weekend. So with that in mind, let's take a closer look at a Day 3 prospect who isn't generating top-tier buzz but could still make an impact at the next level.
It's not like jack-of-all-trades Theo Riddick flew under the radar last season during Notre Dame's run to the BCS title game, but he was overshadowed by a talented Fighting Irish defense and first-round TE Tyler Eifert. In addition, Riddick's stock has been sliding a bit thanks to a disappointing showing in the championship game and a subpar showing at the NFL combine.
Still, Riddick is capable of making an NFL roster and helping a team if the pieces fall into the right places, so let's see how his game breaks down.
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