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Jaylon Smith LB 6' 2 234 lbs

Round Drafted: 
Notre Dame

Played in and started all 13 games ... one of three Irish defensive players to start all 13 games (Isaac Rochell and Cole Luke) ... led the Irish in total tackles (112), solo tackles (65) and assisted tackles (47) ... led the Irish with nine tackles for loss ... tied for second on the team with three and a half sacks ... forced a fumble, recorded two PBUs and registered seven quarterback hurries ... spent season at a new position ... reached the double-digit tackle barrier on four separate occasions, including each of the last three games of the regular season ... collected at least 10 tackles in three consecutive games ... last Irish player with 10 or more tackles in three straight games was Manti Te'o in 2012 (had 10+ tackles in four straight games) ... first Irish player to record 100 tackles in a season since Manti Te'o had 113 in 2012 ... first Irish sophomore to record 100 tackles in a season since Manti Te'o had 133 in 2010 ... recorded three solo tackles, including one for loss, against Rice (Aug. 30) ... registered a team-high 10 tackles, including one for loss, in the 31-0 rout over Michigan (Sept. 6) ... reached the 10-tackle plateau for the first time this season and second time in his career ... registered nine tackles, including eight solo stops, in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... added two tackles for loss and one sack (the first of his career) against the Boilermakers ... recorded nine tackles, including five solo stops, and a quarterback hurry in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... named the Lott IMPACT Trophy's Player of the Week for his efforts in the 17-14 win over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ..made a career-high 14 tackles against the Cardinal with 2.5 tackles for loss, including a sack ... stopped four Tar Heels and credited with a pass pressure in the win over North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... had four stops at No. 2 Florida State and forced a Jameis Winston hurry ... all four tackles against the Seminoles were solos ... collected six tackles in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) ... recorded eight tackles.