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Texans signed Miami (FL) DE Ufomba Kamalu.

Kamalu (6'5/295) spent three seasons at The U after transferring from JUCO, managing 11.5 tackles for loss with 8.5 sacks as an 11-game starter. After turning in an ordinary Combine, Kamalu helped himself with a monster Pro Day, running 4.88 with a 31 1/2-inch vertical. Kamalu was a mediocre college player, but he has long arms (35"), plus movement ability, and an NFL body. Kamalu plays with enough strength and power to earn a two-gapping role and may offer untapped pass-rush potential. He's certainly flyer worthy.
May 3 - 8:12 PM

Dolphins signed Miami (FL) WR Rashawn Scott.

Scott (6'1/199) started just one season at The U, collecting 52 catches for 695 yards (13.2 YPR) and five touchdowns as a redshirt senior. He ran 4.54 at the Hurricanes' Pro Day with a 32 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump in Indy. Although Scott's college career was uninspiring, he's a favorite of Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman for his ability to win against coverage and intelligent route running. Waldman has suggested Scott could follow an Allen Hurns-type path as another prospect from whom little was expected.
May 2 - 2:25 PM

Miami redshirt junior DE Al-Quadin Muhammad underwent knee surgery on Friday.

While knives on knees are always cause for concern, Miami called Muhammad's procedure "small," while the Palm Beach Post's Matt Porter hears that it was of the arthroscopic variety. Porter relayed that per his source, it was, indeed, a minor procedure. The Canes are hoping their 6-foot-3, 256-pound end will be able to resume participation in football activity within two weeks. Last season, he registered 54 tackles (8.5 for loss), five sacks and a singular forced fumble. He could be set for a big 2016 campaign if he can regain his health after his knee procedure.
May 1 - 7:53 PM

Bears selected Miami (FL) S Deon Bush with the No. 124 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Bush (6'0/199) made 32 starts in the Hurricanes' secondary, earning third-team All-ACC honors as a senior and finishing his career with nine forced fumbles and four INTs. Bush showed okay-not-great athleticism at the Combine, running 4.64 with a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump. Bush's biggest flaw is his lack of hip fluidity, which will limit him to special teams and/or a box safety role if he eventually makes a run at snaps.
Apr 30 - 1:29 PM

Steelers selected Miami (FL) CB Artie Burns with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Burns (6'0/193) made 23 starts in three seasons with the 'Canes, finishing on a high note with an ACC-best six interceptions in 2015. He ran 4.46 at the Combine, adding an explosive 10-foot-4 broad jump but marginal 33-inch vertical at Miami's Pro Day. Burns' strengths are his athleticism, ballhawking ability, and length (33 1/4-inch arms), while his primary weakness is frustrating game tape on which Burns has a tendency to get lazy and play undisciplined. Burns has No. 1-corner upside, but could also flame out quickly. Raw after spending so much time in track and field, Burns is a boom-bust prospect.
Apr 28 - 11:00 PM

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco wrote that Miami S Deon Bush "would be worth a look in the later rounds."

"There was some talk [Bush] could be a Day Two pick heading into this season. But he didn't play as well in 2015," Prisco noted. "He is a big hitter who often goes for the kill shot, which is a habit he has to change." Last season, he recorded 50 tackles (3.0 for loss), a sack and an interception. The analyst might not be a fan of Bush's occasionally overaggressive ways, but he does like his size (6-foot, 199 pounds) and the lateral movement skills displayed on tape.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 25 - 10:40 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock believes the Panthers may consider Miami CB Artie Burns or Clemson's Mackensie Alexander at No. 30.

In need of a corner to replace Josh Norman, Carolina likely won't have access to Jalen Ramsey, Vernon Hargreaves, Eli Apple or William Jackson III at No. 30. There's a pretty good chance that one or both of Burns or Alexander will be there, however. Mayock added that GM Dave Gettleman may wait a few rounds to fill the hole at CB, depending on how the board drops.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 25 - 3:04 PM

Updating an earlier story, Miami sophomore RB Mark Walton has been suspended indefinitely following a Saturday morning arrest on suspicion of DUI.

According to Miami police, Walton has been charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license and having knowledge of it, with other charges pending. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder was suspended indefinitely by Miami following his arrest. As a true freshman in 2015, the former four-star recruit compiled 1,054 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns. No word at this juncture as to whether his current indefinite suspension will carry into the regular season, but HC Mark Richt might address this more specifically in the coming days.
Apr 23 - 6:51 PM

Following a Saturday morning arrest, Miami sophomore RB Mark Walton has been suspended.

At this time, few details regarding Walton's arrest are available. Miami AD Blake James addressed the arrest in a statement, saying, "We are aware of the situation regarding Mark Walton and we have taken immediate action by suspending him from the team. We have no further comment at the time." Should this arrest and suspension have any far-reaching consequences, it could serve as a tough blow for the Hurricanes. Last season, the 5-foot-9, 195-pound then-true-freshman was an integral part of the Miami offense, racking up 1,054 all-purpose yards (461 yards rushing, 293 receiving, 300 kick return) and 10 touchdowns. He was a four-star recruit out of high school.
Source: NBC Miami
Apr 23 - 3:15 PM

Miami CB Artie Burns visited the Bucs in one of the team's 30 official pre-draft slots.

Tampa Bay finds itself in an interesting spot. It needs big help at both cornerback and safety but probably won't find a value fit at either position in the No. 9 slot unless the organization is high on Florida's Vernon Hargreaves. If they bypass a defensive back at 9 (to take an OT, for instance), a prospect like Burns may hold interest in Round 2 (39).
Apr 22 - 3:17 PM

"Every" team who has interviewed Miami CB Artie Burns has asked him if he is "mentally stable."

The link below really lays out the challenges Burns' has faced in his past, but to summarize the corner took custody of his two younger brothers while caring for his 19 month year old child after Burns' father was incarcerated and his mother suddenly passed away last fall. Burns has a lot of NFL tools, and some evaluators have projected him in the first round. Again, check out the link below for the full story.
Apr 22 - 10:33 AM

Transferring Miami sophomore TE Jerome Washington visited Rutgers over the weekend and says he will likely transfer there.

"Everything went good today," Washington said Saturday. "They will officially offer me later on this week. They just want to run my stuff through compliance and make sure everything is alright. So I’m pretty much good to go." Washington played in nine games in 2015 but didn't have a catch. If he's headed to Rutgers (or any other FBS school), Washington must sit out the 2016 season.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 18 - 8:58 PM

In breaking down potential first and second-round draft pairings in the NFC East, NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks pegged Ohio State DE Joey Bosa and Miami CB Artie Burns as an ideal match.

Brooks thought briefly about sliding a quarterback in to the Artist Formerly Known as America's Team, but he let his better instincts guide him. "You can play [Bosa] inside at defensive tackle and he might be a guy who can get you double-digit sacks on the inside," Brooks wrote, adding that "[t]he Cowboys have been struggling at the cornerback position. Burns would be a nice find in the second round. He's long, rangy and has ball skills. He's very talented and athletic." It's a nice theoretical pairing assuming that a team doesn't snatch Burns off the board before the Cowboys toss their second-round card at Roger Goodell at pick No. 34. It's very possible that he would still be around at that point, though ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. noted in March that at least one team was viewing him as a first-round talent.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 2 - 7:45 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt noted that Miami WR Rashawn Scott "had a good [overall] workout" during Wednesday's Pro Day.

It was about as odd of a Pro Day as you'll see. The proceedings occurred during a downpour, with one scout telling Brandt that it was the most miserable Pro Day he had ever experienced. 31 teams were on hand for the event, with only the Bengals (who also skipped FSU's Pro Day) opting to stay dry. Even with the very heavens attempting to throw a watery wrench into the equation, the 6-foot, 200-pound Scott still managed to impress. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds and logged jumps of 33 inches (vertical) and 9-foot-8 (broad). Earlier in March, ESPN's Kevin Weidl speculated that Scott could be an NFL contributor early in his career, though he is unlikely to be drafted before Day 3 -- if he is drafted at all. Last season, he caught 52 passes for 695 yards and five touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 31 - 2:09 PM

NFL Draft Scout's Frank Cooney indicated that Miami CB Artie Burns sometimes relies too heavily on athleticism over technique.

"Burns is an appropriate name for this talented defensive back, who possesses the makeup speed and hands to make quarterbacks pay for targeting him," Cooney wrote. Then, the caveat. "He is susceptible to be burned himself, however, too often relying on his athleticism to make up for a lack of technique." Despite those potential shortcomings, the 6-foot, 193-pounder still projects as a second-round pick, with at least one team pegging him as a late first-rounder, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. in early March. Last season, Burns recorded 36 tackles (0.5 for loss) while picking off a juicy six passes.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 28 - 7:41 PM


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