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Miami redshirt freshman QB Jack Allison will transfer.

This transfer is something of a surprising one, as while Allison did suffer a concussion and shoulder injury during an early scrimmage, there had been no indication that he was feeling antsy about his place with the Hurricanes. The 6-foot-5, 190-pounder was a four-recruit for the 2016 cycle. Should he transfer to another FBS program, he will have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. With Allison heading out the door, one of redshirt sophomore QB Evan Shirreffs or redshirt junior QB Malik Rosier figures to step into the shoes of the draft-bound Brad Kaaya come the start of the 2017 campaign.
Apr 25 - 7:25 PM

Miami sophomore DB Jeff James will transfer.

James was a three-star recruit for the 2016 cycle. Notably, he is the nephew of former Hurricanes star Edgerinn James. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder saw the field in one game this past season. That season ended on a sour note for James, as he was one of several Miami players suspended for bowl action due to an undisclosed violation of team rules. In a statement, Hurricanes HC Mark Richt said, "I talked to Jeff and we both felt it was in his best interests to get a fresh start somewhere else. We wish him all the best in his future plans." Should James transfer to another FBS outfit, he will have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations.
Apr 24 - 4:28 PM

Breaking down Miami TE David Njoku, one NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "I don’t know how you take an unproductive backup guy from an average team and take him in the first or second round … he’s a track guy but as far as a football player, he is a long ways away."

That scout was lower on Njoku than the others quoted, and Njoku did finish No. 2 behind O.J. Howard in the Sentinel's poll regarding the top TE in the class. "Lot of wow plays," said a second scout. "An athletic freak." Said a third scout: "Gonna be a star. He’s better RAC (run after the catch) than O.J. Howard. O.J.’s better, but this kid has up side." The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Njoku, a high jumper in high school, tore up the NFL Combine. "He’s a beautiful looking thing," a fourth scout said. "His broad jump (11-1) and vertical jump (37 ½) were out of this world. Very explosive linear but when he runs he’s kind of stiff upper body. Little herky-jerky. Last year he had a lot of drops; this year he cleaned up his hands a little bit. He needs a boot up his (expletive) but he’s got a lot of ability. His blocking is OK."
Apr 23 - 3:34 PM

An NFC area scout said that Miami TE David Njoku "would have been a 1,000-yard guy if he and the quarterback [Brad Kaaya] had come back for another year."

Njoku is one of the most athletic tight ends in this class, but is still quite raw as a prospect. This past season, he caught 43 passes for 698 yards and eight touchdowns. Said this area scout, "I just think the best is in front of him. I think he’s special." Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm compares the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder to a "souped-up Jared Cook" and writes that "that might even be underselling Njoku." We expect O.J. Howard to be the first tight end selected on Thursday, but Njoku is a likely top-20 prospect in his own right.
Apr 22 - 3:00 PM

Former Miami LB Jermaine Grace visited with the Packers on Wednesday.

Grace was kicked off the Hurricanes in late August after being implicated in a luxury rental car scandal. Grace led Miami with 79 tackles in 2015. If he gets drafted, it'll be late on Day 3.
Apr 20 - 3:46 PM

Miami QB Brad Kaaya visited the Texans on Wednesday.

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reported on Wednesday that the Texans aren't as interested in picking a quarterback in Round 1 as we've been led to believe. If that's the case, Kaaya would make a ton of sense as a mid-round flier. The 6-foot-4, 209-pounder has the frame, intangibles and polish that the NFL covets. What he lacks is a big-time arm -- it's average -- and consistent accuracy. The work ethic is there, and Bill O'Brien tends to want to work with similar prospects. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein has compared Kaaya to Browns second-year QB Cody Kessler.
Apr 19 - 3:23 PM

Miami WR Stacy Coley visited the Lions on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder has tools and speed to burn, but his desire has been questioned. "I just have doubts that he loves the game," an NFC scout told NFL Media earlier in the process. "He is notorious over there for kind of coasting on his talent rather than putting in the work he should be. If he's not committed to the NFL process, he will be gone early." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likens Coley to Chris Harper, calling Coley a "vertical slot receiver who can stretch the field and uncover underneath thanks to athleticism and burst."
Apr 19 - 2:48 PM

Miami redshirt freshman QB Jack Allison (shoulder, head) returned to practice on Tuesday.

Allison was roughed up in Miami's scrimmage on April 8, suffering both a concussion and a minor shoulder sprain. Neither injury is considered a long-term concern, though the healing time on concussions can vary all over the map. Along with Allison, redshirt sophomore QB Evan Shirreffs and redshirt junior QB Malik Rosier are vying for the right to replace draft-bound gunslinger Brad Kaaya. It would be a surprise if HC Mark Richt named a starter before the start of August camp.
Apr 18 - 5:41 PM

Miami TE Davis Njoku is visiting the Jets on Monday.

Njoku's visit with the Giants was canceled. This likely counts as a local visit, since Njoku is from the area. The Jets have not had a legitimate inline tight end for some time. Njoku is not an option at No. 6, but many teams will be interested in the teens and twenties.
Apr 17 - 9:10 AM

Pro Football Focus compared Miami TE David Njoku to Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed.

"Neither player is overly elusive but both are effective with the ball in their hands due to a combination of size, top-end speed and a willingness to punch the defense in the mouth," writes the PFF analysis team. While they are less keen on the athletic dynamo's run-blocking prowess, they do believe that the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder has shown a competency in that department depending on the offensive alignment. Alabama's O.J. Howard is a pretty sure thing to be the top tight end drafted later this month (possibly within the first 10 picks), with Njoku likely to follow before the close of Day 1. The Titans, Panthers and Dolphins are among the teams who have checked in with Njoku in the form of either a visit or a workout.
Apr 15 - 2:20 PM

A director of pro personnel for an NFC team believes Miami QB Brad Kaaya will be overdrafted.

"I really love his mental makeup and I want to like him more as a prospect," he said. "I just think someone is going to overdraft the person or the intangibles. At the end of the day, he has to throw with better accuracy and velocity or he’ll be just another guy." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likens Kaaya to Browns second-year QB Cody Kessler. "Kaaya flashes the mechanics and intelligence of a player who has spent hours in quarterback camps," Zierlein wrote. "However, he can be too mechanical and thinks too much rather than just flowing and responding to what the field offers him. Kaaya ... has the tools and intangibles to become an NFL starter. While he can work around his average arm strength, he must improve his accuracy and anticipation if he is to make a mark in the NFL." Kaaya has fallen behind Davis Webb in the quarterback hierarchy and may be headed for a tumble into Day 3.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 14 - 12:42 PM

Miami CB Corn Elder (groin) will be in Indianapolis later this week for the NFL Combine's medical rechecks.

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Elder's pedestrian 4.55s 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine came while he was being bothered by a groin problem. Elder cut .17s off his time -- clocking a 4.38s forty -- at Miami’s pro day three weeks later. Pauline likens Elder to Captain Munnerlyn as a corner who can play the slot but also take some outside duties. Elder has worked out for the Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans.
Apr 12 - 5:09 PM

Miami TE David Njoku visited the Dolphins.

We probably don't have a fit here, both because Miami has bigger needs and because Njoku is highly unlikely to be on the board when they're on the clock at No. 22. We think he's almost assured of going in the top-20.
Apr 12 - 4:56 PM

An NFC East Coast area scout said of Miami S Rayshawn Jenkins: "He's big, fast and strong. I mean, if you don't want that then I don't know what to say."

"He's not perfect, but come on," the scout said. Jenkins earned third-team All-ACC honors last year (76 tackles, 4.5 TFL, two interceptions and seven breakups). NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likes some of his traits but doesn't see high-end potential. "His instincts and closing burst to the ball are just average and he will have to earn his way up the depth chart to get a shot as a two-deep safety with some box ability," Zierlein wrote. Jenkins' NFL Combine testing numbers drew a high comparison score to Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon from the website MockDraftable.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 11 - 3:23 PM

Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan would be "surprised" if Miami TE David Njoku is the team's pick at No. 23.

This surprises us a bit, as he'd be a great fit for the Giants and the team has a need at the position. However, the team has not prioritized the position in previous drafts, so a jump from third day picks to a first round valuation is quite a leap. The Giants spent a sixth round pick on a tight end in 2016, and a fourth round pick in 2012. Expect them to add another this year.
Apr 10 - 8:35 AM


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