Uncertainty still abounds at many positions for the Notre Dame football team with fall camp rapidly approaching.
Let’s take a look at our projected depth chart, predicting how things stand right now before camp begins. The focus here will be on identifying the starters and listing the key backups, not necessarily guessing at which specific side a defensive end profiles, for example.
One overriding theme from this exercise is just how unproven yet talented the Irish are in many spots. The development from the summer and into the fall will determine how quickly the Irish adjust to their relative inexperience.
For players still recovering from injuries, we’ll decide their place on a case-by-case basis. In some cases, it may not be reasonable to expect an injured player to be ready for first-team reps during fall camp.
Also, it’s worth noting these are our predictions as we head into fall camp. Even if we expect, say, a freshman to shine in August, that won’t be reflected in the ordering.