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NFL DRAFT 2020: Notre Dame DE Khalid Kareem Selected by the Cincinnati Bengals

A King heads to the Queen City

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 01 Michigan at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With the first pick of the fifth round in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive end, Khalid Kareem.

Kareem was a 3 year starter with the Irish as well as a captain in his senior year. While Julian Okwara received much of the hype and the headline coverage, Kareem was a terror in his own right and fans fell in love with his toughness game after game.

A lot of mock drafts had Kareem going somewhere in the 3rd or 4th round, but as the NFL Draft proves again and again... these things happen. The most important thing is to GET drafted, and by a team that’s a good fit.

We all hope for the best for Kareem and his future in Cincy.