Fighting Irish football players showcase their skills during the Notre Dame NFL Pro Day
SOUTH BEND, Ind -- Notre Dame host their NFL Pro Day for players who declared for the NFL draft coming up in April.
12 players got the chance to showcase their talents in the Irish Athletic Center, in an environment that feels more comfortable.
"Just the atmosphere. Just the comfortability of where I was at. Who I was surrounded by and just the vibes you feel me. That was the big thing to me between the difference here and at the combine. It was just the vibes and the people I was around," said former Notre Dame Running Back Kyren Williams.
All 32 NFL teams made it out to see Notre Dame players who have chosen not to return for another season.
A chance for the Irish, like quarterback Jack Coan, to prove themselves to the pros with familiar faces around.
"I want to throw to my guys who are one of the best receivers and one of the best running backs in the country so definitely fortunate to be able to play with those guys," said Coan. "I’m a great teammate and I’m going to be one of the hardest workers in the building and as a football player I feel like, I'm an extremely smart player, I’m very accurate with the football, and I have a great arm as well."
One name that’s high on the NFLdraft board is Notre Dame Free Safety Kyle Hamilton.
Standing a 6 feet 4 inches Hamilton ran a 4.56 40 yard dash, better than his NFL combine time.
Hamilton feels he didn’t perform his best but he is projected to be at the top of the list for teams.
"At the end of the day we’re playing football but I mean I always want to compete and put up good times so I’m going to check whatever boxes need to be checked and just leave it all out there," said Notre Dame Free Safety Kyle Hamilton.
Hamilton says he’s had conversation with multiple teams such as the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks.
Standout running back Kyren Williams says he made sure to show his versatility at the position and wants to continue to improve from his performance at the combine.
Now that the combine is complete, players wait for their names to be called on draft day, starting April 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada.