By: Brandon Gubitosa
The former Don Bosco Prep standout returns to James Madison for his senior season in 2020. The 6-foot-4, 308-pound offensive tackle was the JMU Offensive Lineman of the Year, starting in all 16 games at right tackle.
Liam Fornadel was a STATS FCS Team All-American, playing a huge role for an offensive line that guided the Dukes to the FCS Championship in 2019. This was the second straight season he was slated at right tackle for the Dukes.
During his freshman season in 2017 he played in all 15 games making two starts at right guard, as he was named JMU Rookie of the Year. Fornadel is a versatile offensive lineman that makes his way down field with ease.
Fornadel is one of the top small school offensive lineman heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. His draft stock will rise through the roof during the season as he is able to play both right tackle and guard at the next level. He has been a consistent part of a dominating Dukes offensive line and should play a huge role this season at JMU.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes
Liam Fornadel will be on every NFL teams radar. He is a monster, and you have to love that he is a Don Bosco prep grad. Don Bosco is one of the best high school football programs in the nation. Fornadel has had great coaching since high school. Liam’s movement, footwoork and punch are top tier. The kid is a gamer. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds owner