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Scout.com's Michael McAllister reports that Miami is blocking graduate RB Gus Edwards from transferring to a school on the 2017 schedule.

Last summer, Miami HC Mark Richt made a show of saying that he did not place restrictions on transfers. This is not the policy of the administration, though, as AD Blake James has said that "our policy has been that we would not do that for a school we’re going to play in the upcoming season." For Edwards, this means that both Pitt and Syracuse are out the window as transfer destinations. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder is hoping to transfer to a school in the northeast in order to be closer to his newborn son. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately for his new school in 2017.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 24 - 12:29 PM

An AFC scout says Miami TE David Njoku is Bubba Franks with better athleticism.

"He's a more athletic Bubba Franks," said the scout. "He's big and athletic. He can run routes and block at the point of attack. Plus, he has some dog (nastiness/aggressiveness) in him. ... I would take him high. I love the kid!" NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah ranks the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Njoku as one of the Draft's 15-best overall prospects. "You rarely see a big tight end move with that kind of suddenness, which makes him a rare find at the position," wrote his colleague Bucky Brooks. "As a pass-catcher, Njoku displayed strong hands and outstanding tracking ability. He easily adjusted to off-target tosses and expanded the strike zone for quarterbacks with his length and leaping ability." Brooks loved Njoku's blocking ability, too, and said he could "blossom into a Martellus Bennett-like playmaker as a Y tight end."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 23 - 3:51 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper says Miami QB Brad Kaaya is a Rds. 3-4 prospect.

We think Kaaya made a big unforced error by opting into the NFL as a true junior. Instead of entering his senior campaign as a first-round possibility and one of the nation's best quarterbacks, he's settled for a mid-round slot, the land where teams take developmental prospects to bury behind established starters. An NFC personnel director told NFL.com's Lance Zierlein earlier this month that Kaaya could end up being "just another guy."
Jan 19 - 1:42 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris reports that Miami WR Stacy Coley won't play in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game despite being healthy.

Norris ranked Coley as one of the event's 20-best prospects, but unfortunately won't be seeing him. Coley told Shrine officials over the weekend that he couldn't participate, leading to Drew Morgan's addition. Norris reports that Coley is healthy. It's possible that Coley has been upgraded to the Senior Bowl, which has lost a few of its targeted receivers. If not, Coley's absence from the Shrine Game is a head-scratcher.
Jan 19 - 12:54 PM

Miami graduate RB Gus Edwards will transfer.

This is an unfortunate development for the Hurricanes, who also recently lost second-leading rusher Joe Yearby to early declaration. Edwards was third on the team in rushing in 2016, logging 290 yards on 59 carries (4.9 yards per carry). Miami will need to develop depth behind starter Mark Walton posthaste. As for Edwards, he's eligible to play for another FBS school in 2017 as a graduate. The 6-foot-2, 225 pound tailback from Staten Island once committed to Syracuse and may be interested in doing so again.
Source: ESPN
Jan 18 - 1:50 PM

One NFC personnel director told NFL.com's Lance Zierlein that Miami QB Brad Kaaya could end up being "just another guy."

How could Kaaya avoid doing that? "He has to throw with better accuracy and velocity" the personnel director said. Kaaya's intangibles are already being discussed, but it is unlikely Kaaya ends up as a first round selection.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 12 - 11:06 AM

Miami Herald beat writer Barry Jackson thinks Hurricanes TE David Njoku could make a short trip to his future NFL team and be a great fit for the Dolphins.

Njoku would fit the receiving Y-tight end role, a type of position the team has lost since Jordan Cameron's decline. Njoku will likely test as the top athlete among tight ends this season and is already a comfortable receiver. He boasts an inline frame as well.
Jan 10 - 10:55 AM

Miami football coach Mark Richt says he'll hold an open competition to find Brad Kaaya's successor.

"Everybody has got a shot at it," Richt said. "I really can’t make a comment about kids that aren’t on our campus that have not signed. But we are definitely excited about competition. That tends to bring out the best in people." We'd install redshirt sophomore QB Malik Rosier as the early favorite. Rosier will compete with a host of signal-callers including rising redshirt sophomore Evan Shirreffs, rising redshirt freshman Jack Allison, a former four-star recruit, and incoming four-star prospect N’Kosi Perry of Ocala Vanguard.
Jan 7 - 1:45 PM

Miami P Justin Vogel accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Vogel transferred over from Florida early on in his career and wound up becoming a three-year punter for Miami. He averaged 44.2 yards per punt this season.
Source: Senior Bowl
Jan 6 - 4:20 PM

Miami junior RB Joseph Yearby will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

No huge surprise, here, as this was being reported as a likelihood near the end of November. Yearby rushed for 1,002 yards as a sophomore in 2015, but saw Mark Walton and Gus Edwards take bites out of his carry-load this season. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder saw his carries drop from 205 to 102 in 2016. Predictably, the yardage fell off, too, as Yearby finished with 608 yards (6.0 YPC) and seven touchdowns over 13 games played. Don't expect to hear his name called until Day 3, should it be called at all.
Jan 3 - 1:32 PM

Miami beat writer Josh Newberg believes the school could turn sophomore to be Jack Allison as the team's next QB.

Allison was recruited by Al Golden and stuck with his commitment. He was widely viewed as a 4-star recruit. It will be an interesting offseason with plenty of turnover for Miami.
Jan 3 - 11:24 AM

Miami junior QB Brad Kaaya will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Kaaya holds a number of school records, including those for passing yardage (9,968 yards), completions (720) and attempts (1,188). This past season, the 6-foot-4, 209-pounder threw for 3,532 yards (62% completions) with a 27/7 TD/INT ratio over 13 games played. Optimum Scouting's Eric Galko noted near the end of December that "many still question [Kaaya's] accuracy and decision-making," though Galko, himself, is a fan of the quarterback's size and athleticism. Neither CBS Sports' Rob Rang nor Dane Brugler had Kaaya landing in the respective first rounds of their mid-December mock drafts, but the Miami gunslinger figures to see Day 1 consideration during the draft process.
Jan 2 - 8:49 PM

Former Miami DL Al-Quadin Muhammad and LB Jermaine Grace are unlikely to be drafted, according to 247 Sports' Christopher Stock.

Both "were dismissed from the team in August a week before the season opener for their alleged involvement with a car rental company receiving improper benefits," per Stock. Muhammad was expected to transfer to Hampton, but never made it. Grace graduated and trained at Miami.
Source: 247 Sports
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 10:33:00 AM

Miami redshirt sophomore TE David Njoku will enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

It was a great year for Njoku, who was only on the field for two seasons at Miami while totaling 64 catches for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns in that span of time. We have heard some crazy numbers in terms of Njoku's athletic testing scores, and a sub 4.5 forty is possible for the 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end. He is a comfortable receiver with possible inline ability.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Miami junior QB Brad Kaaya completed 24-of-34 passes for 282 yards and four touchdowns in Wednesday's 31-14 win over West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Kaaya started slowly as Miami fell behind 7-0 after one quarter. The switch would flip in the second quarter, when the NFLer-to-be hit freshman WR Ahmon Richards on a short pass. Richards would do the rest of the work, running it in for the score from 51 yards out. That came with 6:30 remaining in the first half, but the Hurricanes were far from done. Kaaya went on to toss two more touchdown passes to boost his squad to a 21-7 advantage. The teams would trade touchdowns in the third quarter before Miami polished off the contest's scoring with a 30-yard field goal. Kaaya said after the game that he will make his draft decision in the coming days, with a decision probable after New Year's. He is widely expected to declare. In a thin quarterback class, the 6-foot-4, 209-pounder has first or early-second round potential. Wednesday's bowl win showed Kaaya at his best.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 09:12:00 PM


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