Michigan at Notre Dame NFL Draft Watch Notes

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Just like that, Notre Dame is relevant again.

The Irish picked up a big road win over Michigan State last Friday to improve to 3-0 heading into a huge game against Michigan. The Wolverines have stumbled out of the gate, but are still nationally ranked and provide a big test for Notre Dame.

Tight end Tyler Eifert highlights Notre Dame's draft prospects. He'll be looking to bounce back after being held without a catch against Michigan State's tough defense. Defensively, Manti Te'o will once again be a force for the Irish. He continues to climb draft boards, though questions about his ability to play sideline to sideline will need to be answered.

Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan may be the best draft prospect on the field Saturday night. Lewan struggled against Alabama but has since settled in.

After the jump, take a look at all of the prospects to watch, the key matchup and the question of the night.

Michigan 2013 NFL Draft Prospects

Offense - No. 77 - Taylor Lewan, T - 6'7'', 310 (Junior), No. 75 - Michael Schofield, OT - 6'6'', 300 (RS Junior), No. 21 - Roy Roundtree, WR - 6'0'', 180 (Senior), No. 16 Denard Robinson, QB - 5'11'', 197 (Senior)

Defense - No. 88 - Craig Roh, DE - 6'4'', 280 (Senior), No. 32 - Jordan Kovacs, S - 5'11'', 202 (Senior), No. 8 -J.T. Floyd, CB - 5'11'', 184 (Senior), No. 25 - Kenny Demens, LB - 6'1'', 242 (Senior)

Notre Dame 2013 NFL Draft Prospects

Offense: No. 80 - Tyler Eifert, TE - 6'5'', 252 pounds (Junior), No. 20 - Cierre Wood - 5'11'', 215 pounds (Junior)

Defense: No. 5 Manti Te'o, LB - 6'2'', 255 pounds, No. 89 - Kepran Lewis-Moore - 6'4'', 306 pounds

Key Matchup

Notre Dame front seven vs. Michigan offensive line

Notre Dame's front seven handled Michigan State and its potent ground game very well last Saturday, and they will have another tough test against Michigan. The Wolverines have a pair of talented tackles in Taylor Lewan and Michael Schofield, and a couple of capable running threats in Denard Robinson and Fitzgerald Toussaint. Manti Te'o and Kepran Lewis-Moore will once again have to rise to the occasion.

Question of the Night

Can Notre Dame keep it rolling?

It may not directly pertain to the NFL Draft, but the question on everyone's mind is whether or not the Fighting Irish can keep their early season success going. Beating Michigan won't silence all of the doubters, but it could go a long way towards further boosting this team's confidence.

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