September 15, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive linesman Ronnie Stanley (78), defensive end Stephon Tuitt (7), and running back Cierre Wood (20) celebrate after their win at Spartan Stadium. Notre Dame won 20-3. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley will move to left tackle

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have made their decision as to which offensive lineman would have to take over in the wake of Zack Martin going to the NFL as the 16th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Dallas Cowboys.  Their right tackle that played all 13 games last year, Ronnie Stanley will have the tough task of manning left side.

Stanley will be a junior this year, so he is eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft should he choose.  The Las Vegas native had a strong year on the right side as part of an effective unit that did a great job in pass protection.  Stanley has good size, listed at 6’5 1/2″ 318lbs, but has to develop more power.

Martin was an outstanding technician because he had less room for error with less than ideal size for tackle, which is why he is moving inside to guard in the NFL.  Stanley has the size and length to do the job at the next level.  The expectation is Everett Golson will be the Irish quarterback this season, so if they are to recapture the magic they had two years ago, Stanley will need to be productive on the left side.

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