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Former Irish players getting shot in NFL

NFL rookie minicamps are starting this week.

Here is a look at former Notre Dame players who were either taken in the draft or signed free agent rookie contracts:

Drafted players

Tyler Eifert, TE: First round (No. 21), Cincinnati Bengals

Manti T'eo, LB: Second round (No. 38), San Diego Chargers

Jamoris Slaughter, S: Sixth round (No. 175), Cleveland Browns

Theo Riddick, RB: Sixth round (No. 199), Detroit Lions

Kapron Lewis-Moore, DE: Sixth round (No. 200), Baltimore Ravens (Signed four-year deal, according to Baltimore Sun)

Zeke Motta, S: Seventh round (No. 244), Atlanta Falcons

Undrafted free agents

John Goodman, WR: Cincinnati Bengals

Braxston Cave, C: Cleveland Browns

Mike Golic Jr., RG: Pittsburgh Steelers

Cierre Wood, RB: Houston Texans

Ben Turk, P: Houston Texans

Jordan Coward, LS: Washington Redskins

Robby Toma, WR: Baltimore Ravens

Dayne Crist, QB: Kansas City Chiefs

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