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ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that he "love[s] the tape" of Miami ILB Denzel Perryman.

"He's probably going to be this year's Chris Borland as a guy who is a great football player and succeeds in the NFL despite having less-than-ideal measurables," McShay wrote. "But there will be some concern from NFL teams over his below-average scores in the vertical (32 inches) and broad (9-5) jumps." Perryman (5-foot-10 3/4, 236 pounds) ran a 4.78 40-yard dash at the combine, a poor showing. An anonymous NFL scout recently said that Perryman has "got some stiffness to him," and another predicted "second or third round."
Mar 3 - 10:36 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis wrote that "teams will want to see more athleticism from [Miami ILB Denzel Perryman] at his pro day."

That pro day will go down on April 1. "Perryman is a tremendous player, but the bench press (27) was the only test he showed well in during the combine," Davis wrote. "He's a tough, hard-hitting inside linebacker and looks good on tape. However, his combine numbers aren't going to impress any evaluators as they evaluate the top players at his position." An anonymous NFL scout recently said that Perryman has "got some stiffness to him," and another predicted "second or third round."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 10:53 PM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Miami ILB Denzel Perryman has "got some stiffness to him."

"We've got people who love him," the scout said. "I think he's gotten too big. I talked to those guys (coaches) there and he doesn't want to lose the weight. Doesn't look like he can run as well as he should." Perryman (5-foot-10 3/4, 236 pounds) ran a 4.78 40-yard dash at the combine, a poor showing. "Explosive tackler," another scout said. "Physical. Tough. He's second or third round. It will be interesting to see how he runs." Perryman projects as a middle linebacker, but he did start all 13 games at OLB in 2013.
Mar 2 - 7:10 PM

Miami WR Phillip Dorsett is "now clearly in the Round 1 mix," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"Having 4.33 speed can move you up on a lot of boards, but Dorsett isn't just a track star -- he's a capable receiver and can help a team out immediately," Kiper wrote. The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pound Dorsett has apparently run as fast as 4.21 in training. As we like to remind readers, though: Don't count the speed into his evaluation twice. It's already a focal point of his game tape.
Mar 1 - 9:10 PM

Chicago Tribune's Matt Bowen feels Miami WR Phillip Dorsett would be a good option for the Bears, who "need to add some game-breaking speed that creates opportunities for explosive plays."

"Dorsett doesn't have elite size at 5-10, 185 pounds and needs to develop his route running. He's a little raw. But man, this guy can fly. And the Bears need to add some game-breaking speed that creates opportunities for explosive plays. Dorsett projects as second-round pick," Bowen wrote. With Dorsett seen as vertical-threat, he could add a much needed option to enhance the Bears' passing attack. The Miami prospect has the kind of wheels to keep opposing safeties in check.
Feb 26 - 3:31 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman spoke to one NFL scout who questioned why Miami did not win at least nine games in 2014.

The scout called attention to multiple NFL prospects, including RB Duke Johnson, WR Phillip Dorsett, LB Denzel Perryman and DE Anthony Chickillo, along with freshman QB Brad Kaaya. "They had more front-line talent than half the teams in the SEC," the evaluator said. Multiple players told Feldman they do not blame head coach Al Golden for the losses, but the question lingers.
Source: Fox Sports
Feb 25 - 10:28 AM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports there was thought around the league that the Raiders would target Miami ILB Denzel Perryman in Round 2, but after Perryman's slow 40 time "I don’t know if that remains true."

Perryman (5-foot-10 3/4, 236 pounds) ran a 4.78 40-yard dash over the weekend. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock noted surprise on the televised broadcast, believing Perryman to be faster. Mayock added he "still like[d] Perryman" despite the disappointing time. The analyst compares Perryman to Jon Beason.
Feb 24 - 1:37 AM

Miami T Ereck Flowers will intrigue the Rams, Browns, Saints, Texans, Lions and Panthers, notes ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He's a massive right tackle prospect at 6-6, 329 pounds, with long arms (34.5 inches) and excellent strength -- his 37 bench press reps were the most in his class, which is pretty remarkable given how long his arms are," McShay wrote. "His times weren't great, with a 5.31 40, but not bad when you consider his size. He didn't do the jumps or shuttles, so he'll need to do those at his pro day." The 6-foot-6, 329-pound Flowers decided not to hire an agent and will represent himself. He's a possible Round 1 pick.
Feb 24 - 12:40 AM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he projects Miami T Ereck Flowers to right tackle.

"Big frame, good technician, good with his hands, good bulk and anchor," the scout said. "Has ability to hold up against power rushes but also can handle speed. Physically and athletically, probably more of a right tackle in the NFL." Flowers, who has started the past two-and-a-half seasons at LT for the Hurricanes, posted 37 reps on the bench press at the combine, the most of any offensive lineman. The 6-foot-6, 329-pound Flowers is also highly athletic (5.29 forty, 10-yard split of 1.78).
Feb 23 - 8:52 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said after Miami ILB Denzel Perryman's forty run: "I thought he was faster."

Perryman (5-foot-10 3/4, 236 pounds) ran a 4.78 40-yard dash. Mayock added he "still like[d] Perryman" despite the disappointing time. Mayock compares Perryman to Jon Beason. The Hurricane linebacker is an old school, squatty, hit-you-in-the mouth inside 'backer who lacks size and speed. An AFC director of scouting told NFL.com recently that Perryman is a "thumper" and a "badass."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 3:44 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports that the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers were showing heavy interest in Miami WR Phillip Dorsett at the combine.

"It was bandied about the internet the New York Jets spent a significant amount of time with Philip Dorsett. I can confirm this to be true. Besides the Jets the other team who has taking a liking to the speedy wide out are the Green Bay Packers," Pauline wrote. The Packers and the Jets both have needs at the wide receiver position, with Randall Cobb and Percy Harvin potentially out the door. The Hurricane prospect could be a nice weapon as a vertical threat at the next level.
Feb 23 - 2:24 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Miami DE Anthony Chickillo has "got a better get-off than people understand."

Chickillo didn't provide much production in college, but he was miscast as a 3-4 defensive end. The 6-foot-3 1/8, 261-pounder is a former five-star prospect who ran an impressive 4.77 40-yard dash on Sunday with an impressive 10-yard split of 1.59 seconds. "Someone is going to get a gem in the third or fourth round," NFL Media's Charles Davis said.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 1:16 AM

Miami T Ereck Flowers will not hire an agent.

"I've done research with my father and I see no reason to have one," Flowers said. "I'll probably get a lawyer for the contract. But other than that, I'm my own agent." He is believed to be the only player at the combine who doesn't have an agent. The 6-foot-6, 329-pound Flowers might be negotiating a first-round contract for himself.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 21 - 3:26 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Miami TE Clive Walford is the clear No. 2 tight end.

Behind Minnesota's Maxx Williams, of course. Mayock added that there is no clear-cut No. 3 guy at the position. "After [Williams and Walford], what's your flavor?" Mayock said. The analyst likes Walford's combination of size, speed and strength. Measuring 6-foot-4, 251 pounds, Walford's 4.79 forty was a little disappointing, but his 35 inch vertical jump and 120 inch broad jump were both good.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 21 - 2:21 PM

Miami WR Phillip Dorsett ran an "unofficial" 4.33 forty with a 1.54 ten yard split.

We knew Dorsett had this kind of long speed, it is already a focal point of his evaluation. We would advise not to count it twice. That is not to say Dorsett's speed is not impressive. He will use it to stretch coverage downfield and get vertical.
Feb 21 - 10:14 AM


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