Brian Smith

Rudolph 'back to normal' at Notre Dame pro day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Scads of NFL scouts and coaches and team executives watched every twist and turn Kyle Rudolph made Thursday. Then they took him aside and poked and prodded him like a show dog. This is what happens when you are six months removed from major hamstring surgery but nonetheless very much a prized commodity in the upcoming NFL Draft. And the former Notre Dame tight end felt he answered the pressing questions. "They wanted to see I'm healthy," Rudolph said. "You can say I'm healthy, people can tell them I'm healthy, but until you see it -- with as severe an injury as I had, to be back to normal six months later -- it's tough. Not many...