The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2020 season.
#47 Kofi Wardlow, DL
Next up is 6’2 245 lb. Redshirt Junior defensive lineman from Washington, DC. He has been considered a project due to his raw nature, though he still has 2 years of eligibility. He is really “Raw” because he only started playing football his Jr year of high school. He saw action last year in 2 games on special teams, and one the year before. His path to playing time opens up a little bit with the departure of Julian Okwara and Khalid Kareem, though without Spring ball, we really don’t know where he is. He will look to try and crack a few special teams units in the fall.
Brocciolini (stay with me)
Brocciolini can be eaten raw, and is a hybrid between regular broccoli and Chinese broccoli. Wardlow is still very raw and definitely a hybrid linebacker/defensive end type. However, Brocciolini can be made into some delicious dishes once it is “developed” or “prepared” correctly (way better than trash regular broccoli). Throw some olive oil, garlic, salt/pepper, and some red pepper flakes and you got yourself a nice side dish.
Wardlow will have a tough time getting into the rotation at defensive end, but will look to be a special teams player. He definitely has a lot of athleticism and hopefully a chip on his shoulder to get onto the field this year. No Spring definitely hurt him, but we will see how he responds come Summer (hopefully)