Notre Dame has a lot of players in the 2016 NFL Draft class, and one that has drawn a fair amount of attention is defensive tackle Sheldon Day.
Pro Football Focus recently spotlighted some potential stars in Notre Dame’s draft class and when talking about Day, the term “high motor player” was used.
That certainly seems accurate, especially given how Day is undersized for his position at just over six feet tall and 285 pounds. In spite of that, the former four-star talent from Indianapolis managed 141 tackles (32 for a loss), 7.5 sacks, eight pass breakups and two forced fumbles in four years with the Fighting Irish.
The long and short of it is that Day is determined to succeed. Size is important at defensive tackle, but one can’t teach personal drive and his statistics at Notre Dame reflect that. Day won’t be a first-round pick, and probably not a second or third-rounder either, but should impress enough that one team should end up taking a flier on him come springtime.
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