While perusing the internet, I came across this article written by Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press. In it, Walters offers up very little reason outside of the obvious needs of this roster to surmise that there is “little doubt” the Vikings front office will “pounce” on Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith if he is available when they are on the clock in the second round.
One thing Walters wrote did jump out to me, however, of something that might actually have some meat behind it. He noted that Rick Spielman seems to have a thing for Notre Dame players. Considering that within less than a year he drafted tight end Kyle Rudolph, gave a hefty contract to center John Sullivan, and signed tight end John Carlson it seems that Walters might be on to something.
In fact, a quick scan of the Vikings roster indeed showed that the only other college to occupy three roster spots on this team is Iowa. Then, Brett passed along the news that Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd seems to have caught the eye of the Vikings, and I decided we should take a look at what all Notre Dame is offering up this year and examine their prospects a little closer. Soon, I will take a look at Iowa, too.
Here are the major prospects that could be selected in a couple of weeks and some information on each: