Two Notre Dame players selected on final day of NFL Draft

NOW: Two Notre Dame players selected on final day of NFL Draft


ARLINGTON, Texas - After two Top-10 picks in the first round of the NFL Draft, Notre Dame football was shutout on Friday in rounds two and three. However, Saturday brought a few more bits of good news for the Irish.

Former offensive standouts Durham Smythe and Equanimeous St. Brown both heard their names called on the final day of the draft.

First, Smythe was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 23rd pick in the fourth round. His selection continues an impressive streak of Notre Dame tight ends at the NFL Draft. Smythe becomes the seventh starting tight end to be drafted in a row from Notre Dame, going all the way back to 2003.

From there, the wait began.

Equanimeous St. Brown didn't hear his name called until late in the sixth round. The Green Bay Packers finally took him off the board with the 33rd pick of the round, and the 207th overall.

St. Brown left South Bend one season early, and impressed at the Combine. A drop in production in his junior season likely contributed to his fall in the draft, but still, St. Brown will be reunited with his former quarterback DeShone Kizer.

Saturday was bittersweet for a few other Irish hopefuls, who were not drafted but still found a spot on NFL squads.

Running back Josh Adams signed as an undrafted free agent with his hometown Philadelphia Eagles, while linebacker Nyles Morgan did the same with the Chicago Bears. 

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