Dallas Cowboys end Jaylon Smith’s fall at pick No. 34

The Dallas Cowboys started off Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Daft with a surprising pick, taking Notre Dame Fighting Irish outside linebacker Jaylon Smith, who is expected to take a “medical redshirt” year as he continues recovering from a serious knee injury. Smith heard his name called with the No. 34 overall pick. It was a risky pick because of the health concerns, but if Smith turns...
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Malik Zaire switching to Jaylon Smith’s No. 9

Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire will switch to former teammate Jaylon Smith’s No. 9 jersey next season, according to a post on his private Instagram page. Zaire previously wore No. 8 and though switching to No. 9 may seem a bit soon, Smith said he was fine with Zaire’s decision. “I am going out on the record saying that the #9 legacy will carry on,” Smith said, per Irish...
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Report: Injured Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith expected to miss 2016 NFL season

Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith’s Fiesta Bowl knee injury makes him one of the biggest risk-reward prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft, but it turns out any team that selects him likely won’t see the reward until 2017.Smith tore his ACL and MCL in Notre Dame’s loss to Ohio State and was in Indianapolis on Thursday for a medical recheck given that his injury took place less...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaylon Smith still viewed by at least one team as viable pick

Amidst reports that his knee injury could potentially be career-threatening, at least one NFL general manager thinks Jaylon Smith will still play at a high level in the near future. Peter King of MMQB reported in his weekly column that an anonymous G.M., whose team is still very interested in the linebacker, doesn’t think the knee injury will threaten Smith’s career: “No...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Jaylon Smith: ‘I’m the best player in the draft’

The brutal story of Jaylon Smith’s bad medical exam at the NFL Scouting Combine hasn’t quelled his desire to be great. In case you don’t know the story, Smith tore his ACL and MCL in the Fiesta Bowl this year. He was still considered to be a potential first-round pick heading into the combine. Unfortunately, medical tests revealed what has been reported as nerve issues in...
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February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith has ‘fear of nerve damage’ in knee

Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Jaylon Smith was expected to be a top-10 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but suffered a gruesome knee injury against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The injury is reportedly “very serious” and now there are reports that there is fear that the knee could have nerve damage. The fear is nerve damage, as well. Very serious surgery. https://t.co/YQemLwJMq6...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Jaylon Smith Posts Message On Instagram After Notre Dame’s Loss To Ohio State

An injury isn’t keeping Jaylon Smith down.  Notre Dame’s star linebacker suffered a “significant” knee injury in the first quarter of the Fighting Irish’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State.  After the 44-28 loss to the Buckeyes, Smith, a potential first-round pick in the NFL Draft, posted the following on Instagram.    God got us A photo posted by Jaylon Smith (...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith Suffered An Ugly-Looking Leg Injury

Things can’t get much worse for Notre Dame at the start of the Fiesta Bowl. Ohio State just took a 14-0 lead, and ND’s star linebacker Jaylon Smith just suffered what appears to be a terrible leg injury. Warning: the photo is gruesome. Look at your own risk.  And that is the last time we’ll see Jaylon Smith in a Fighting Irish uniform. One of the greats. #respect pic.twitter...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Notre Dame Star Jaylon Smith “Leaning” Toward Leaving School For NFL

Jaylon Smith’s junior season at Notre Dame resulted in the Butkus Award, the highest honor given to a college football linebacker.  The Fighting Irish’s star could soon be an NFL linebacker.  According to Rand Getlin of the NFL Network, Smith is “leaning” toward leaving school early for the NFL.  I’m told Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith is leaning toward applying for entry...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Walk-On Nick Ossello Congratulated Jaylon Smith On Winning The Butkus Award In Hilarious Fashion

This afternoon, Notre Dame junior Jaylon Smith was named the recipient of the Butkus Award as the top collegiate linebacker. It was well-deserved. Smith has been a monster for the Fighting Irish. His 113 tackles are tops on the team, 48 more than any other player. He has nine TFL’s, six quarterback hurries, five pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries. He’s been really, really...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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