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Miami ILB Denzel Perryman made his debut on Todd McShay's Big Board at No. 25.

"Perryman's Senior Bowl week was cut short due to an injury, but he flashed as the best linebacker in attendance when he was out there on the field," McShay wrote. "We've really liked what we've seen on tape of him so far, as he has very good instincts, closing burst and tackling ability." Perryman received a third-round projection from the advisory board last winter but elected to return to school. Good call. The 6-foot, 243-pounder (4.72 forty) may sneak into Round 1 in the spring.
Jan 29 - 9:03 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett made his debut at No. 32 on Todd McShay's most recent Big Board.

"Dorsett had the best week of any prospect at the Senior Bowl, and he made a big move up our draft board (and likely the draft boards of many NFL teams) as a result," McShay wrote. "He is one of the fastest players in this entire draft class, with the ability to accelerate out of cuts that all of the elite NFL big-play threats have, but he also shows the ability to gear down and get quickly in and out of breaks and separate from coverage." The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pound Dorsett expects to run a 4.3 40-yard dash at the combine in February, though he told ESPN recently that his best forty time in training was 4.21, a time that would break Chris Johnson’s record of 4.24 seconds. The burner has said he molds his game after Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Ravens WR Steve Smith. NFL Media analyst mention Antonio Brown, John Brown and T.Y. Hilton as possible comparisons. Dorsett scored 10 times on 36 receptions in 2014.
Jan 29 - 7:00 PM

Miami senior TE Clive Walford was "very consistent as both a blocker and pass catcher, handling defenders at the line of scrimmage as well as making receptions down the seam" at the Senior Bowl, wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline

"There was a lot to like about Walford's performance," Pauline wrote. "He's not a true vertical threat rather Walford possesses the skills necessary to be dependable in all areas of the tight end position for years to come." The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford logged 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns this season. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, who recently said Walford is "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft," expects the tight end to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65. The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski wrote that his work in Mobile "could propel Walford into a spot late in the opening round." We don't agree with that, but Walford may have clawed into Day 2 amidst a weak TE class.
Jan 29 - 5:34 PM

Former Miami WR Michael Irvin said at Super Bowl Media Day that Hurricane fans should "calm their asses down" and give HC Al Golden a fair chance.

"I thought [keeping Golden] was the right move," Irvin said. "And guys, I've said this over and over again and I'll say it here again: Al Golden -- Coach Al Golden -- has earned this opportunity, has earned the right to see this through. With what he's done, to jump there and fight, that was not his fight, and he stayed through the fight. He recruited well and he kept us in the fight. Tell me this. Where's the smarts in saying, 'Hey freshman [quarterback Brad Kaaya], we know we started you. We know you learned a lot. But right now we're going to snatch all of that from under you and make you start all over again next year.' It would be absolutely stupid, absolutely ignorant to do it to him." Interestingly, Irvin's nephew Tim Irvin, a local Miami prospect and four-star athlete, enrolled at Auburn earlier this month. Golden is barely over .500 in four years at Miami and posted a 6-7 record in 2014. His seat isn't hot next year. It's an inferno.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 1:13 AM

Miami junior OT Ereck Flowers made his debut on Mel Kiper's Big Board at No. 18.

Kiper slowly got on board with colleague Todd McShay's opinion of Flowers; McShay ranks Flowers as the No. 12 prospect. "Flowers offers ideal measurables for a tackle and plays with a good base and imposing width, making him tough to get around if you haven't simply beaten him with speed," Kiper wrote. "I think he's pretty solid in the run game, where his athleticism shows up as he makes his initial block and looks to get into the second level and line somebody up. Like a lot of tackles coming into the NFL, the concern is speed rushers who can rip and get under his arms will expose him, but the tools are there to be good." The 6-foot-6, 324-pound Flowers missed some time due to injuries this year, but was outstanding whenever he played.
Jan 28 - 10:14 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett impressed evaluators despite missing Saturday’s Senior Bowl with an oblique injury, observed The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski.

"Dorsett continually burned a highly-regarded crop of corners on nine-routes downfield with his top-end speed," Rybaltowski wrote. "As a result, it might not be a stretch to compare him with DeSean Jackson and TY Hilton. At next month’s NFL Draft Combine, Dorsett will look to break Chris Johnson’s record of 4.24secs in the 40-yard dash." Dorsett himself expects to run a 4.3 forty at the combine in February, though he told ESPN recently that his best 40 time in training was 4.21.
Jan 27 - 5:00 PM

Miami senior TE Clive Walford "demonstrated quickness off the line and found ways to gain separation from defenders at the top of his routes" at the Senior Bowl, noted The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski.

"He also showed toughness by playing through a toe injury on Saturday," Rybaltowski wrote. "Such efforts could propel Walford into a spot late in the opening round." The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford logged 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns this season. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, who recently said Walford is "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft," expects the tight end to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65.
Jan 27 - 4:20 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett "was the fastest player in Mobile this week -- by a lot -- and he might be the fastest player in the 2015 class," wrote ESPN's Todd McShay.

"His ability to accelerate off his cuts is a trait he shares with all of the NFL's elite speed threats (I compared it Wednesday to in-his-prime Chris Johnson)," McShay wrote. "But it's about more than just speed with him. He plays under control, getting in and out of his breaks quickly to create separation, and he has very good ball skills." The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pounds Dorsett has 4.3 wheels. The burner has said he molds his game after Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Ravens WR Steve Smith.
Jan 26 - 11:19 PM

Miami senior TE Clive Walford "has a chance to capitalize [on a weak TE class] by being one of the first ones to go off the board," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

"Speed was a question mark entering this week, but he showed plenty of it to go with very good athleticism, size (6-4, 254 pounds) and ball skills," McShay wrote. "Moreover, he can hold his own as an inline blocker, adding to his versatility." NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said last week that Walford is "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft." The analyst was impressed with Walford's versatility and said he expected the TE to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65, which Mayock said would be "tremendous" for his size. Walford posted 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
Jan 26 - 10:51 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett is the "favorite to run the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine next month" and has the "blur" speed "to make defensive backs look silly," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has shown that sudden footwork at the line of scrimmage to beat press and the instant acceleration to win vertically downfield. Dorsett routinely won 1-on-1 drills against the South defensive backs, including his former teammate Gunter," Brugler wrote. Dorsett, who has been compared to Antonio Brown, John Brown and T.Y. Hilton, expects to run a 4.3 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. "However, there is such a thing as playing too fast and Dorsett will do that at times, losing footing or getting wild in his breaks," Brugler wrote. "Nonetheless, he has the game-changing speed to not only make an impact on offense, but also as a return man once he adds seasoning and polish to his game."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 26 - 9:29 PM

Miami senior TE Clive Walford "routinely drew praise from the Jaguars coaching staff for his routes, athleticism and ability to finish at the catch point," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has an easy release off the line of scrimmage with the route acceleration to threaten the seam and be a downfield target. Warford doesn't have an elite frame for the position, but he knows how to use his size to shield defenders from the ball and create mismatches down the field," Brugler wrote. "Warford entered the week in contention to be the No. 1 senior tight end drafted and he's only helped his chances of that happening through two practices in Mobile. He has looked 'as advertised' from his Miami game film." The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford, who could run the forty in the mid 4.6s, collected 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 26 - 8:26 PM

Miami senior CB Ladarius Gunter "showed scouts more positives than negatives" at the Senior Bowl, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Gunter was one of the bigger corners in Mobile at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds with 32-inch arms, but he showed the "foot quickness that match much smaller players, moving very well for his size," wrote Brugler. Gunter erased Central Arkansas' Dezmin Lewis (6-foot-3 1/2, 215) and UNLV's Devante Davis (6-foot-3, 220) in practices. "He uses his length to contest any pass in his area code, blanketing receivers and impressing with his cover skills," Brugler wrote. "Like most bigger cornerbacks, Gunter does need some refinement with his transitional technique, but overall, he has showed scouts more positives than negatives this week."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 26 - 8:13 PM

Miami senior CB Ladarius Gunter "has good instincts and is always around the ball," wrote ESPN's Todd McShay.

"I don't know if Gunter has elite top-end speed, but he has really good burst when closing on the ball," McShay wrote. "His strength and physicality really stand out, as he's willing to come up in run support and he excelled in red-zone drills (he stuck with his receivers and made a great play on a quick slant thrown to his teammate Dorsett, the most explosive receiver here)." The 6-foot-1 3/8, 200-pounder was "the most physical defender on the boundary" at the Senior Bowl, observed CBS Sports' Rob Rang. Gunter fits with the NFL's increased desire to find big corners to combat jumbo-sized receivers.
Jan 26 - 7:11 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock believes Miami senior LB Denzel Perryman "is a first-round inside linebacker if he runs well at the combine."

Perryman did not play in Saturday's game due to an abdominal injury he suffered earlier in the week, but analysts did get to see plenty of him in practice. He has drawn comparisons to former Badger Chris Borland -- drafted in the third round by the 49ers -- though NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah believes Perryman will be drafted higher than Borland was. Perryman possesses a stocky 6-foot, 243-pound frame. We've heard he runs a 4.72 forty, though the combine will be the final arbiter of that.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 26 - 6:19 PM

NFL.com's Charles Davis believes Miami senior TE Clive Walford "has a chance to be a complete tight end."

"No matter who was covering Walford this week, the tight end was making plays," Davis wrote. "Many people think he's the top tight end in this draft, and he showed why this week. He's excellent getting off the line of scrimmage and runs routes well. Walford showed off an arsenal of subtle fakes that leave defenders hanging in coverage, which allows him to gain a step and run. At 6-4, 258, I think he's big enough to handle blocking in-line." NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said earlier this week that Walford is "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft." The analyst was impressed with Walford's versatility and said he expected the TE to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65, which Mayock said would be "tremendous" for his size.
Source: NFL.com
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