Sun Bowl – Notre Dame vs. Miami

  • Hyundai Sun Bowl
  • Sun Bowl/El Paso, Texas
  • Friday/1 p.m. on CBS

Notre Dame

Best prospect: #9 TE Kyle Rudolph, 6-5 ¾, 265 pounds, 4.64 seconds, Junior – Rudolph’s season ended back in the middle of October when he underwent surgery to repair a torn hamstring. It’s one of the few things that has slowed this guy down since he came in as a freshman and became an immediate starter for the Irish in ’08 with head coach Charlie Weis. He played just six games this season, catching 28 passes for 328 yards and three TDs. Over his 29-game career, he’s caught 90 passes for 1,032 yards and eight touchdowns.

Player that might interest Chiefs: #3 WR Michael Floyd, 6-2 ½, 228 pounds, 4.52 seconds, Junior – Recruited by Charlie Weis out of Cretin-Derham High School in the Twin Cities, Floyd has petitioned the NFL for an opinion on his draft status. It should be high, very high. He’s got the combination of body, skills and smarts that would place him in the second-third round area of the 2011 NFL Draft. In 29 games with the Irish, he’s caught 165 passes for 2,430 yards and 26 touchdowns. That’s a touchdown every 6.4 catches.

Other potential draft choices: #33 FB Robert Hughes, 5-11, 245 pounds, 4.72 seconds, Senior; #95 DT Ian Williams, 6-1½, 305 pounds, 5.17 seconds, Senior; #5 RB Armando Allen, 5-9, 205 pounds, 4.52 seconds, Senior.


Best prospect: #85 WR Leonard Hankerson, 6-2¾, 208 pounds, 4.52 seconds, Senior – Hankerson was part of the first-team All-ACC offense in his senior season, reaching that point thanks in part to his school record 12 touchdown catches, along with 66 catches for 1,085 yards. Over his 41-game career with the Hurricanes, he’s caught 128 passes for 2,089 yards and 21 scores. Is the father of a four-year old son and two-year old daughter.

Best underclassmen prospect: #1 CB Brandon Harris, 5-10 ¾, 195 pounds, 4.45 seconds, Junior – Harris has given conflicting statements on whether he will stay with the Hurricanes program after the bowl game. He’s petitioned the NFL Advisory Council for a review of where he might be drafted. His third season did not match is second-year when he was all over the place with two interceptions, 58 tackles, 15 passes broken up, a sack and three forced fumbles. In 38 games he’s had 129 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks and three forced fumbles.

Player that might interest Chiefs: #57 DE Allen Bailey, 6-3½, 285 pounds, 4.79 seconds, Senior – A talented defensive player who has worked both inside and outside on the Hurricanes defensive line, his senior season started poorly, but he recovered over the second half of the year, finishing with seven sacks and 43 total tackles. In his 47-game career in Miami, he has 105 total tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 19 sacks, six QB hurries and three passes broken up.

Other potential draft choices: #74 G Orlando Franklin, 6-6½, 315 pounds, 5.3 seconds, Redshirt-Senior; #44 ILB Colin McCarthy, 6-2¼, 240 pounds, 4.67 seconds, Redshirt-Senior; #20 RB Damien Berry, 5-11, 215 pounds, 4.54 seconds, Senior.

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