Fighting Irish Athletics | April 28, 2016
Former University of Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday evening at the Auditorium Theater. He became the 64th former Irish player to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Stanley is the highest-drafted Notre Dame player since quarterback Rick Mirer was the second-overall selection by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1993 draft. Stanley is the highest drafted Irish offensive lineman since the Atlanta Falcons chose George Kunz with the second pick of the 1969 draft. Stanley is also the second Notre Dame offensive lineman in the last three years to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft joiningZack Martin (16th pick of the 2014 draft by the Dallas Cowboys).