College Football News Preview 2020: Top Notre Dame Fighting Irish Players
Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Offensive Player
OT Liam Eichenberg, Sr.
He might not be quite the pro prospect of other recent Irish star tackles like Mike McGlinchey, Zack Martin or Ronnie Stanley, but the 6-6, 305-pounder is still a first round prospect who might creep his way into the top 15 with another great year.
He has been the starter on the left side over the last few seasons, growing into a rock in pass protection. The Irish allowed just 16 sacks on the year, and Eichenberg didn’t give up any of them.
2. QB Ian Book, Sr.
3. OT Robert Hainsey, Sr.
4. OG Tommy Kraemer, Sr.
5. C Jarrett Patterson, Soph.
Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Defensive Player
LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Sr.
Safety Kyle Hamilton is growing into a star who could end up being the best defensive player of the bunch, and Daelin Hayes might rise up into a killer of a pass rusher now that he’s back, but the 6-1, 216-pound Owusu-Koramoah is the do-it-all playmaker coming off a dominant season.
In at the Rover position, he tied for the team lead with 80 tackles, led the way with 5.5 sacks, and came up with 13.5 tackles for loss with four broken up passes. He closed out with a destruction of Iowa State in the bowl win – nine tackles, three sacks, four tackles for loss – and it’s all about to continue.
2. S Kyle Hamilton, Soph.
3. DE Daelin Hayes, Sr.
4. LB Drew White, Sr.
5. DT Kurt Hinish, Sr.
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