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The Audible: Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith looks like next Patrick Willis

Former NFL scout and current NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah joins Bruce Feldman on The Audible to discuss Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, who Jeremiah compares to likely future Hall of Famer Patrick Willis. When Jeremiah mentions the Notre Dame LB, he often gets a sarcastic response in return referring to "another Manti Te'o."  Te'o was a first-round pick, sure, but Jeremiah...
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Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith a potential No. 1 pick?

There is still plenty of time until the 2016 NFL Draft, but there has already been plenty of discussion about who will be the top player selected. Of course, you have the top signal-callers and Florida State Seminoles defensive back Jalen Ramsey, but now there is another player who is creating a lot of buzz as a potential top pick. Enter Notre Dame Fighting Irish inside linebacker...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Irish places two on preseason all-American team

Sporting News released its preseason all-American team on Monday and Notre Dame offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley and linebacker Jaylon Smith were named to the first team. Sporting News had high praise for the 6’5”, 315-pound Stanley, who was named Notre Dame’s offensive lineman of the year in 2014. “The upside with Stanley is huge,” Sporting News said. “He started every...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs first round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft is already being projected

The Kansas City Chiefs and the rest of the NFL just made it through the 2015 NFL Draft, but ESPN is already talking about next year. For as much as I’d love to just ignore it, I’m still just a tiny bit curious who the earliest 2016 mock ever has the Chiefs taking. The #Chiefs take a LB in Todd McShay's 2016 mock draft — Arrowhead...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaylon Smith's impact in Notre Dame's defense could expand in 2015

It's hard to imagine a bigger impact from Jaylon Smith, who recorded up over 100 tackles and was named a finalist for the 2014 Butkus Award last year. However, according to J.J. Stankevitz of CSN Chicago, the Notre Dame linebacker may be capable of so much more.Smith, who played only weak-side inside linebacker in 2014, cross-trained at strong-side outside linebacker in the spring...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Smith eager to be more of a leader

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith is always up for a challenge. Smith was ready last season when he became the first Notre Dame freshman linebacker to start a season-opener in 18 years. He was ready this season when Irish coaches moved him from outside linebacker to weakside linebacker, where he had to adjust to regularly taking on 300-pound linemen. Now with...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame players not fretting over College Football Playoff ranking

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jaylon Smith’s phone died Tuesday night. So the Notre Dame linebacker didn’t find out where the Irish stood in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings until Wednesday morning. Wide receiver Corey Robinson also first learned of the rankings Wednesday after talking to his roommates. While national pundits and fans...

Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith CFB’s Best Linebacker? Have A Look

Over eight minutes of Notre Dame’s stud linebacker Jaylon Smith as a freshman. The post Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith CFB’s Best Linebacker? Have A Look appeared first on Diehardsport.
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Jaylon Smith-The Next Face of The Fighting Irish

Accolades seem endless for superstars.For Jaylon Smith, they almost flow freely from any coach that has ever seen the player up close.And even during the transition Notre Dame is going through under new defensive coach Brian VanGorder, tweeking Smith from outside to inside doesn't change the fact he still is an elite talent that can transform and command still- high praise from coaches...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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