good post, ND will be short 12-14 players on D next year.
by MrE (2022-11-28 16:10:04)
Edited on 2022-11-28 16:11:05

In reply to: Roster assessment - defense  posted by Jvan

They will only have 16 top 200 recruits from the 2020-2023 classes. And 12 of those will be in the 2022-2023 classes, mere pups.

That's not good.

That number needs to be 28-30, not 16. Average 8 per class, with at least 50% top 100 players.

Attrition of that group ~ 1-2 studs after junior year for top 2 rounds of NFL draft like Hamilton. 1 or so transfer out every year.

Other 14 or so spots for 3-stars, developmental types (2-3 per class, plus 5th years that stay for depth or plug a starter hole).