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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

Miami junior LB Marques Gayot indicated that he intends to transfer.

News surfaced that Gayot had left the program in February. While a transfer was always logical, the 6-foot-1, 222-pound junior had kept his future plans under wraps until this week. He broke his silence to write on Facebook that he's "officially transferring" and "opening back up [his] recruiting." Miami's spokesman relayed that they are unaware of any transfer plans and Gayot's parents failed to return communications with the Palm Beach Post, though, so we'll have to wait until the ball truly gets rolling. A late September neck injury forced him to miss the majority of the 2015 campaign.
Mar 25 - 1:20 PM

Miami junior K Jon Semerene was dismissed from the team due to "conduct detrimental to the team and others."

In a statement, HC Mark Richt said, "We expect all of our student-athletes to represent our university and The U family in a first-class and safe manner. While he is no longer part of our program, we will do all we can to help him as he moves forward in his life." No word beyond your typical "conduct detrimental" has been given as to what Semerene did to find himself dismissed from the team. Last season, he worked primarily on kick-off duties, notching 40% touchbacks on his 64 kicks.
Mar 18 - 7:55 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl believes Miami WR Rashawn Scott could contribute early in his NFL career.

This is the first time we've ever blurbed an analyst talking about Scott's NFL prospects, so Weidl is definitely adding a darkhorse prospect to the list draftniks should monitor in the late stages of Day 3. "Day 3 or [UDFA] sleeper that won't surprise me if he's on a roster and contributing early in his career," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-2, 203-pounder suffered through an injury-riddled career at Miami, so the NFL will dig into his medicals.
Mar 17 - 4:55 PM

Miami named Matt Doherty director of player personnel.

Doherty was part of Al Golden's Hurricane staff for four seasons prior to 2015. Last year, he joined HC Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. Now back to Miami. In a statement, Canes HC Mark Richt said, "I’m very excited to be able to add Matt to our support staff. His expertise, work ethic, and love for Miami will bless our recruiting operation." And for his part, Doherty said, "The University of Miami is the most special place in the world to me. I am so excited for Canes fans to see what Coach Richt has in store for this program. It’s time to get to work."
Mar 11 - 10:56 PM

The Miami Herald reports that the case against redshirt sophomore OL Jahair Jones for "resisting [an] officer without violence" has been dropped and that the same will likely happen for junior LT Trevor Darling.

Darling and Jones were arrested on Wednesday for impeding traffic, according to police affidavits obtained by the Herald. However, there appears to have been a failure of paperwork. After Jones appeared in misdemeanor bond court, Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office spokesman Ed Griffith said, "They determined the arrest form was legally insufficient to substantiate the criminal charge." Darling made bond and his court appearance has yet to be scheduled, but the case against him figures to be expunged as well.
Mar 11 - 7:45 PM


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