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 Jaylon Smith.

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller was discussing his rankings when he said that Smith is comparable to former San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis.

Could an inside linebacker debut as my No. 1 overall player for the first time ever? Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith looks like Patrick Willis did

— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) June 23, 2015

That is a very strong endorsement of the inside linebacker.

With those kind of comments, Smith will have plenty of eyes on him in 2015. Will he be able to live up to that hype and establish himself as a the top player in all of college football? Only time will tell.

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