With the NFL draft finally (almost) upon us, it could be a very busy weekend for former Notre Dame football players. With 10 players hoping to hear their names called at Radio City Music Hall, Brian Kelly's program is hoping to continue the draft momentum that it's built since Kelly took over the Irish.
Success in the NFL draft isn't a new thing for Notre Dame. A program with the second-most NFL draft picks (the Irish's 477 picks trail only USC's 484), Notre Dame should close that gap on the Trojans by Sunday, with Kelly's talent-rich program potentially having a player chosen in every round.
The Irish could match their strongest draft crop of the last 20 years. Seven players were picked in 2007, led by first-round quarterback Brady Quinn.
It'll also likely be the most top-heavy draft for the Irish since 1994, the last time the team had four picks in the draft's first two rounds (Bryant Young, Aaron Taylor and Jeff Burris were all selected in the first round, while Tim Ruddy went late in Round 2).
Let's take a look at where Bleacher Report's Matt Miller has Notre Dame's prospects slotted in his final mock draft.