2. Notre Dame’s Liam Eichenberg
Notre Dame’s Liam Eichenberg was a stud for the Fighting Irish.
If there’s one player I want the Colts to draft more than Julian Blackmon, it’s Liam Eichenberg of Notre Dame. Eichenberg is the definition of consistency. He has a consistent track record of being the quarterback’s best friend covering the blindside.
The 6-foot-6, 305-pound left tackle hasn’t allowed a sack in two seasons spanning 1,124 passing snaps. Across those snaps, he’s allowed a total of 22 pressures with an average of 52 passing snaps per pressure. What Eichenberg lacks in pure athletic talent, he makes up for with his wits and consistency.
However, that lack of athleticism does limit his abilities.
In 2019 he only faced one elite pass-rushing team in Michigan, who made him pay. The three hits he allowed for all of 2019 came in that game. It’s safe to say that his consistency may be more attributed to the lack of talent he’s faced rather than his skill set. Whatever the case, Ballard and the Colts seem to know how to develop young players, and Eichenberg’s size and resume should go a long way in making that a success.