Monday, May 20, 2013
Irish all over Kiper position rankings
By Matt Fortuna
Mel Kiper Jr. went through every single position among potential 2014 NFL draft prospects, ranking them Nos. 1-5. Notre Dame had a strong presence in his latter lists, some coming as big surprises and others not so much.
The obvious? That would be Louis Nix, whom Kiper tabs as his top defensive tackle. Saying that the Jacksonville, Fla., native is likely to play at more than 340 pounds this season, Kiper calls Nix a good player who has the chance to a great one.
Kiper ranks the top five offensive linemen in one group, regardless of position, before looking at the next guys up at each respective position, with returning Irish captain Zack Martin coming in at No. 4 among tackles.