With the college football season finally upon us, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have unveiled their latest draft boards for the 2014 NFL Draft.
Not surprisingly, Notre Dame's defensive line makes several appearances.
Somewhat surprisingly, one of those linemen has made a huge leap.
Louis Nix is No. 3 on both Kiper's and McShay's boards, as both analysts rave about his run-stuffing ability and deceptive quickness. Nix's right-hand man, Stephon Tuitt, checks in on Kiper's and McShay's boards at Nos. 11 and 13, respectively.
McShay, whose board includes 32 players to Kiper's 25, also has Zack Martin on his list, at No. 31.
And both Kiper and McShay have former Irish end and current South Florida redshirt sophomore Aaron Lynch on their boards, at Nos. 14 and 10, respectively.