It was all but expected Notre Dame’s standout left tackle Ronnie Stanley would be leaving the Irish for a shot in the NFL in 2016. After being among the handful of names from the Notre Dame roster to be submitted to the NFL Draft advisory board for feedback, it appears all systems are go for Stanley. Stanley will reportedly enter the 2016 NFL Draft, thus forgoing his senior season in South Bend next fall.
Josh Norris of Rotoworld recently touched on Stanley’s pro potential with Inside the Irish, comparing him to Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss and suggesting his likely matchup against Joey Bosa of Ohio State in the upcoming Fiesta Bowl will have plenty of scouts paying particularly close attention.
“I remain a big fan of Stanley’s. Sure, he was beat a few times against Clemson and sprinkled in some other “losses” against other teams, but all tackles lose,” Norris said to Inside The Irish this week. “I think he offers great size, length and athleticism, which can equal power. He and Laremy Tunsil will compete for the top tackle spot.”
How did Stanley stack up against some of the top offensive linemen this season? Favorably, it could be argued.