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Bischoff | Notre Dame rides offensive firepower in win over Temple

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Bischoff | Notre Dame rides offensive firepower in win over Temple

Temple Owls at Notre Dame Fighting Irish

09/02/2017

Notre Dame Stadium – South Bend, Indiana

Notre Dame 49, Temple 16

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Equanimeous St. Brown, WR (Junior)

St. Brown has great length and did a nice job of catching the ball away from his frame. He did a very nice job of using his big body and long arms to shield defenders from the play, and it allowed him to win at the catch point. St. Brown caught a touchdown in the game and showcased his ability to separate at the line of scrimmage, find the ball in the air and to make a great body adjustment to catch the ball. He showed really good body control, and he will need to win physically at the catch point to have success in the NFL. Stock: Same

Quenton Nelson, OG (Senior)

Nelson is a super exciting prospect and one of the best interior line prospects in the nation. Simply put, he is dominant from a physical standpoint and plays with solid fundamentals and technique to win consistently. He was reliable in pass protection, showing good footwork and not losing ground at the point of attack. Nelson anchored with ease and didn’t give up ground, and could be seen looking for work in pass protection. He played with great power, and his ability to latch and get a good fit allowed him to handle defenders and keep them in front of him. Nelson played with a great base and good knee bend, and it gives him great power, but he moved very smoothly for an interior lineman. It was noticeable that Notre Dame ran to Nelson’s side of the formation and he opened huge holes throughout the game. Stock: Up

Mike McGlinchey, OT (Graduate Student)

McGlinchey was very impressive Saturday as he moved fluidly and always stayed under control. He took great angles and was patient to meet the defender at the turn point, and he did not reach or lunge which shows great patience. McGlinchey moved well and did a nice job not only in pass protection, but he also generated movement in the running game as well. McGlinchey stayed square and kept his lower body connected to his upper body and arms, and overall, he played very well. Stock: Up

Josh Adams, RB (Junior)

Adams reeled off some big runs in this game, and when he got up to speed, he looked fast, but it took a step or two for him to get up to speed and the offensive line gave him that time Saturday. He runs very upright, and that exposed his frame to contact which is something he will need to work on going forward. He did run with good power and is a finisher, and he looked the part against Temple. His style is worrisome, and it is something to monitor going forward. Stock: Same

Temple Owls

Sean Chandler, S (Senior)

Chandler moved really well and picked his spots to come forward to defend the run against the Fighting Irish on Saturday. He can cover ground and does a nice job in coverage, but his ability in the box is where he stood out in the game. Chandler had seven tackles in the game and did an outstanding job in both facets versus a fairly potent offense. Stock: Up

Mike Jones, CB (Senior)

Jones is small and likely a slot corner at the next level, and he displayed very fluid movements in coverage on Saturday. He is feisty and smart, and that showed when he intercepted a Notre Dame pass when he had to diagnose and react in a flash. He understood that he had safety help and jumped an out route to pick off the pass, and he showed fantastic athleticism during the return. Stock: Up

Delvon Randall, S (Junior)

Randall was incredibly active against the Fighting Irish as he registered 11 tackles to go with a sack and two tackles for loss. Randall plays with great physicality near the line of scrimmage and in coverage down the field, and he is a heavy hitter capable of punishing receivers and tight ends as the ball arrives. Randall showed good movement abilities and did a good job of covering ground to make plays all over the field. Stock: Up

Other Players that Flashed 

Notre Dame DE Julian Okwara (Sophomore): Okwara did a nice job of jolting the right tackle backward as he got under his pads and then created space by extending his arms. He then ran his feet through contact and showed a great blend of power and quickness to get a sack in the game.

Notre Dame OC Sam Mustipher (Senior): Mustipher did a very nice job working in tandem with both guards to generate holes in the running game. He played with a strong base and very powerful hands to generate movement.

Notre Dame DL Daelin Hayes (Sophomore): Hayes was incredibly active on Saturday, and he showed great awareness and the ability to read and react with extreme quickness. He can find the ball, and he takes great angles in the running game, but that is not his only strength. Hayes can turn the corner with power and is an explosive pass rusher too, and he is tough to block. He also dropped into coverage on the backside of a play, and he quickly read the play, attacked the quarterback and registered a sack.

Temple OC Matt Hennessy (Redshirt Freshman): Hennessy was incredibly impressive in the game showing the ability to handle himself in both phases of the game. Hennessy executed reach blocks Saturday and showed advanced technical ability along with the strength and power to win at the point of attack.

Temple DT Jullian Taylor, (Senior): Taylor showcased excellent first-step quickness and the ability to win with his hands to penetrate quickly at the line of scrimmage. He was disruptive and looked very quick at times on Saturday.

Temple WR Keith Kirkwood (Senior): Kirkwood used his big body to box out defenders in the game. He caught a touchdown in the game displaying the ability to win with that big body, and he shows an advanced understanding of how to use his frame to get open for his quarterback.

Best Players on the Field

Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame (Graduate Student)

Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame (Senior)

Daelin Hayes, DL, Notre Dame (Sophomore)

Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame (Junior)

Delvon Randall, S, Temple (Junior)

Scott Bischoff

Scott Bischoff has appeared on ESPN radio satellites, podcasts and other media outlets and is a member of the Pro Football Writers Association of America, the Football Writers Association of America and the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Bischoff is an analyst at Draft Breakdown. Bischoff has written for the Bleacher Report, going through their writing internship in the summer of 2012. He was a Featured Columnist for the Detroit Lions and the NFL draft. While taking a scouting class through the National Football Post in 2012, he approached Russ Lande at GM Junior Scouting about joining his staff and was brought on, joining the crew at the 2012 Senior Bowl. Bischoff now brings his keen eye for the game to NDT Scouting as of February 2017.

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