June 14, 2016
Notre Dame football celebrated seven NFL draft picks and 13 players who signed professional contracts, but that success also means the roster has plenty of vacancies to fill.
Fortunately for the Irish, their unfortunate trend of injuries last season means a few open spots already have proven options available for the 2016 campaign.
Consequently, each position highlighted will be occupied by a new full-time starter. The lone exception is one spot where a replacement player is projected to maintain his season-ending job.
And it won’t be a surprise where that position is found.