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Prospect primer: Jaylon Smith | LB | Notre Dame

Entering the season, there is little doubt that Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith is considered the best linebacker prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft. Coming out of high school he was named a first team All-American by numerous outlets and was also named the Butkus Award winner for 2012 which goes to the best high school linebacker in the country. With those sorts of accolades coming into...
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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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July 01, 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’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

Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith To Wear No. 13 This Weekend To Honor Danny Spond On Senior Day

Earlier this year, Notre Dame senior linebacker Danny Spond called it quits on his football career after several years battling injuries and medical issues. The news was very sad for Irish fans — Spond was not only a key defender, but also a very respected leader and teammate in the locker room. Rather than simply hanging it up and transitioning to life as a non-athlete, Spond...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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