2016 NFL Draft: Where Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith, Ronnie Stanley Land In Top Mock Drafts

From a consensus standpoint, Notre Dame Fighting Irish outside linebacker Jaylon Smith and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley are the two Irish prospects who'll make the biggest impact on the first day of the 2016 NFL Draft.

We've decided to compile Mock Draft info from five sources (ESPN, NFL.com, CBS, Walter Football and, yours truly, Chat Sports) to give you a broad picture of the selections and destinations NFL experts are projecting for Smith and Stanley.

OLB Jaylon Smith

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. (#11 overall, Chicago Bears):

"If Jaylon Smith's Notre Dame career hadn't ended with him being carted off the field in the Fiesta Bowl, you're looking at a player who wouldn't be available here. If it's just about the tape, this is one of the top three or four players in the entire draft, a gifted sideline-to-sideline defender who can cover."

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah (#8 overall, Miami Dolphins)

"Even if Smith has to miss a portion of the the 2016 campaign, he's worthy of a top-10 selection."

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler (#29 overall, Arizona Cardinals)

"The Cardinals are built to win now so drafting a player who likely won't be ready for the start of the 2016 season might not be a welcome sight for Arizona fans on draft day. However, it will pay dividends in the long run."

Walter Football's Walter Cherepinsky (#21 overall, Washington Redskins)

"Jaylon Smith tore up his knee, so he'll drop from the top 10 into the 20s, most likely. I think this is a good spot for him though. Remember, Todd Gurley tore his ACL and still was a top-10 choice. The difference here is that Smith probably won't be ready to play until late in 2016, but he's still too talented to pass up."

Chat Sports' Tom Downey (#12 overall, New Orleans Saints)

"The Saints defense needs help everywhere, Smith is a perfect fit for the team's 3-4 defense. Had he not been hurt, he likely would have been one of the top defensive players off the board. He reminds me of Patrick Willis, and has a bright NFL future."

Average Draft Positioning: 16.2 overall

NEXT READ: Tom Downey's Two-Round, Pre-Combine 2016 Mock Draft

OT Ronnie Stanley

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. (#8 overall, Miami Dolphins):

"Adam Gase will be charged with getting Ryan Tannehill back on track, and getting a potentially elite tackle is a good way to aid in that process, as sacks have plagued Tannehill throughout his career thus far."

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah (#16 overall, Detroit Lions)

"The Lions have some good young pieces on the offensive line and Stanley would be a nice upgrade at left tackle."

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler (#6 overall, Baltimore Ravens)

"Baltimore inked Eugene Monroe to a lucrative extension, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy, making it tough for the Ravens to rely on him to start 16 games in 2016. Stanley not only adds instant depth, but gives Baltimore a long-term plan at a position of need.."

Walter Football's Walter Cherepinsky (#11 overall, Chicago Bears)

"The Bears will probably be targeting one of the defensive linemen with this selection - unless something like this occurs, and they can snatch up Ronnie Stanley, who falls because there's not much of a demand for him in the 8-10 range."

Chat Sports' Tom Downey (#9 overall, Tampa Bay Bucs)

"The Bucs would love an offensive lineman and getting Stanley here is a steal. He could easily be a top five pick in April. Adding a defensive lineman is an option if Stanley is off the board."

Average Draft Positioning: 10 overall

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