2015 NFL Draft Prospects: Notre Dame

Below are Charlie Campbell's writeups from his position prospect rankings, but this time by school. If they were at the NFL Scouting Combine, their results are here as well.

  1. Ben Koyack, TE, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 255.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    4/27/15: Koyack recorded 30 receptions for 317 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. He also did well as a blocker for Notre Dame. Koyack has the skill set to produce more, but the Fighting Irish had issues at quarterback. He had a solid week at the Senior Bowl, but wasn't overly impressive. Koyack didn't do the field work at the Combine.

    8/27/14: Koyack was the secondary tight end to Tyler Eifert in 2012 and Troy Niklas in 2013. Koyack only caught three receptions for 39 yards in 2012, but he was impressive as a blocker. That trend continued in 2013 when Koyack hauled in 10 passes for 171 yards and three scores. He should see more targets as a senior.

    Personal: Majoring in marketing. Son of Karen and David Koyack.
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  2. Kyle Brindza, K, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 236.
    Projected Round (2014): 6-FA.

    4/25/15: Brindza was 14-for-24 in 2014. He made five-of-eight in the 40-yard range with a long of 48 yards.

    8/27/14: Brindza was 20-for-26 on his field goal attempts (77 percent) in 2013. He made three-of-four from 50 yards. Brindza missed two kicks in the 40s and one in the 30s. In his first season (2011) of action for the Fighting Irish, he handled kickoffs. Brindza took over field goal duties in 2012 and was good on 23-of-31 attempts. The sophomore showed his leg strength with a long field goal of 52 yards.

    Personal: Son of Tiffany Brindza.

  3. Cody Riggs, CB/S, Notre Dame
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 179.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
    Projected Round (2014): 7-FA.

    4/25/15: Riggs notched 33 tackles with three passes broken up and an interception in 2014. He played well for Notre Dame, but also missed time with injuries. Riggs would be ranked a lot higher if he weren't undersized with durability concerns. Riggs didn't participate in the Combine.

    8/27/14: Riggs played safety for Florida in 2013 and was burned on a few a plays against Miami, Georgia and LSU. He recorded 51 tackles, three passes broken up and 7.5 tackles for a loss for the season. To get more consistent playing time, Riggs transferred to Notre Dame for his senior year. He is projected to be a starting cornerback. For the NFL, he would be a better fit as a slot corner and special teams competitor.

    Riggs had a good start to the 2012 and was playing well against Texas A&M before leaving with a broken foot. He was expected to be out a month, but never returned to the field. Riggs made his debut for the Gators as a true freshman in 2010 and started three games, but played mostly special teams. He had 18 tackles with an interception. Riggs won a starting spot in 2011 and recorded 31 stops with two passes broken up.

  4. Matthias Farley, S, Notre Dame
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2015): 6-FA.

    4/25/15: Farley totaled 53 tackles with four interceptions and a pass breakup in 2014. He looks like a backup and special teams contributor in the NFL. Farley did not work out at the Combine.

    8/27/14: Farley had 49 tackles with three passes broken up and two interceptions in 2013. He started eight games and played in all 13 contests. Farley broke into the lineup as a sophomore the year before and totaled 49 tackles with with an interception. He is part of a solid secondary whose members could help each other to improve their draft stock in 2014.

    Personal: Son of Mark and Falinda Farley. Majoring in film, television and theatre.

  5. Conor Hanratty, G, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.21.
    Projected Round (2014): FA.

    4/27/15: Hanratty failed to win a starting guard position during fall camp.

    8/27/14: Hanratty has been mostly a backup during his time at Notre Dame and could become a starter as a senior. As a junior, he had four starts and saw action in six games. When given the opportunity, Hanratty has played pretty well. He was a backup as a sophomore and freshman.

    Personal: Son of Terry and Kelly Hanratty. Business management consulting major.

  6. Christian Lombard, G, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 311.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.26.
    Projected Round (2014): 4-6.

    1/17/15: Lombard was solid for Notre Dame in 2014. His strength is run blocking, but could be limited physically for the NFL.

    8/27/14: Lombard broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore in 2012. He helped Notre Dame to the National Championship game with a solid debut. In 2013, Lombard started at right guard before a back injury knocked him out for the final six games. Lombard's strength is run blocking.

    Personal: Son of Greg and Erin Lombard. Business management consulting major.


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