Notre Dame Football: Where will Irish prospects land in 2021 NFL Draft?

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. No. 77. 13. . TE. Tommy Tremble. 3. player

If Owusu-Koramoah was a human highlight reel on the defensive side of the ball, his offensive counterpart would certainly be tight end Tommy Tremble. While he won’t blow you away on the stat sheet, he’s an energizer bunny with no regard for defenders unfortunate enough to draw his assignment.

This kind of effort is sure to stand out at the collegiate level, but how well will it transfer to the NFL? It’s hard to picture a scenario in which Tremble serves as a day one starting tight end for any club, but a team willing to carve out a tight end/fullback hybrid role could see their decision pay dividends from the get-go.

If there is a team in the NFL that is willing to gamble on Notre Dame talent, it’s the Los Angeles Chargers. While they typically go for former Irish prospects on the defensive side on the ball, it’ll be hard to turn down someone with Tremble’s repertoire. With the departure of Hunter Henry (a serviceable blocker himself), the Chargers are bound to be in the market for a suitable replacement.

Tremble’s draft stock is going to be dependent upon the role in which clubs believe they can best utilize him, so there’s certainly the potential for him to slip by teams who don’t see him as an immediate plug-in as a receiver. With the NFL getting more and more creative, Tremble should have no problem finding a team that has envisioned a role in which he can thrive.