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Miami junior WR Stacy Coley "may be the most gifted of this group of potential wide receiver prospects in this draft class," according to Scout.com's Jamie Newberg.

This junior hasn't yet put it all together on the field, and for that reason is ranked currently by Newberg as the No. 50 overall prospect in the class. "He has good size and length," Newberg wrote. "Coley can run like a deer and has very good quickness. He has made some big plays at Miami but he's also had his share of drops. With quarterback Brad Kaaya having a year of experience under his belt, Coley could be on track for a huge campaign this fall. If that happens look for his draft stock to skyrocket." With Phillip Dorsett and Clive Walford gone, Kaaya will be looking Coley's way a lot more this season. Coley had 184 yards on 23 catches last season while dealing with a shoulder injury.
Source: Scout.com
May 18 - 10:56 PM

Miami senior S Deon Bush is "a versatile athlete who simply needs to show more consistency in his senior season to ensure he’ll be one of the more coveted free safeties on teams’ draft boards," wrote ESPN's David Hale.

Bush finally broke out in 2014, recording 53 tackles, two interceptions and five forced fumbles. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Bush is a former ESPN 150 prospect. He's struggled staying healthy over the past few years, so draftniks will want to monitor his durability this fall.
Source: ESPN.com
May 18 - 10:08 PM

The Giants "did pretty well in hitting needs" and earned a "B-" draft grade from ESPN's Mel Kiper.

The analyst thinks New York reached a bit to take Miami T Ereck Flowers at No. 9 overall with Brandon Scherff off the board. "I was a fan of the move up to get Landon Collins in Round 2," Kiper wrote. "The Giants don't just have a need for a box safety, Collins can also become something akin to a WILL linebacker for them. You move up for a guy you think helps you right away, and Collins certainly does." Rotoworld's Evan Silva wasn't as high on New York's class, giving it a "C-". "My takeaway leans negative with the exception of [UCLA DE Owa Odighizuwa]." he wrote.
May 4 - 11:32 PM

Packers signed Miami DB Ladarius Gunter.

Gunter (6'2/202) made 30 starts in three seasons at The U, tallying six interceptions and three tackles for loss. His speed deficiency was exposed at the Combine, running 4.69 with a 33 1/2-inch vertical and particularly concerning 9-foot broad jump. Although some draft analysts have pegged Gunter as a Cover 2 corner, severe athletic limitations will haunt him regardless of scheme. He isn't even fast enough to play safety. Gunter is likely headed for special teams.
May 4 - 8:49 PM

Miami RB Duke Johnson was "a great value in the third round," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

The Browns plucked Johnson with the No. 77 overall pick. "He is a big-play weapon in space and as a pass-catcher out of the backfield if he can stay healthy in the NFL," McShay wrote. Johnson is skilled as a receiver and is better at breaking tackles and gaining extra yardage than he's given credit for because of his size. We think Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West will be in a fight to retain playing time.
May 4 - 7:32 PM

The Colts "managed to get several of my favorite players in the draft, yet I still think they continue to play with fire by not doing more to build quality depth along the offensive line," wrote ESPN's Mel Kiper.

He gave Indianapolis a "B-" draft grade. "D'Joun Smith is a solid sleeper cornerback and a decent value at No. 65 overall, and I think Henry Anderson is going to be a good defensive lineman in this league for a while," Kiper wrote. "I like three of those guys, and Amarlo Herrera could be a nice value late. David Parry is also a ball of muscle and has a chance to stick and deliver value in a rotation." GM Ryan Grigson told the media that he took Miami WR Phillip Dorsett in Round 1 because the prospect was easily the top rated prospect on the team's board at the time of the pick. Rotoworld's Evan Silva gave the Colts class a "C+."
May 4 - 1:45 AM

Cowboys signed Miami C Shane McDermott.

McDermott (6'4/301) made 36 starts at The U, all at center and earned first-team All-ACC accolades from the conference's coaches as a senior. A below-average athlete, McDermott managed a 5.42 forty with an 8-foot-7 broad jump and 27 1/2-inch vertical at the Hurricanes' Pro Day. Limited in both strength and movement skills, McDermott's ceiling is a versatile interior "swing" reserve.
May 3 - 6:20 PM

Steelers selected Miami OLB Anthony Chickillo with the No. 212 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Chickillo (6'3/267) made 47 starts for Miami, piling up 25 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. He shined at the Combine, running 4.79 with a 7.17 three-cone time, one of the best by a defensive lineman. Miscast as a block-occupying 3-4 end at Miami, Chickillo turned heads at the East-West Shrine Game, where he was allowed to rush off the edge. Although Chickillo isn't a truly explosive rusher, he has long arms (33 1/2") and big hands (10 1/8") and will likely stand up in a designated pass rushing role.
May 2 - 5:03 PM

Raiders selected Miami OG Jon Feliciano with the No. 128 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Feliciano (6'4/323) made 46 starts at Miami, seeing action at both guard and tackle. Limited athletically, Feliciano is a thickly-built power blocker with short arms (32 3/8"). Versatility and tenacity are Feliciano's calling cards and give him an outside shot at becoming a viable "swing" backup at both guard positions and center. He doesn't move well enough to be an NFL tackle.
May 2 - 1:30 PM

Browns selected Miami RB Duke Johnson with the No. 77 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

The Browns seemed to rotate Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West last year after Ben Tate failed as a free agent signing, so adding another running back makes sense. Johnson (5'9/207) was the Hurricanes' lead back for most of his three college seasons, parlaying 526 career carries into 3,519 yards (6.69 YPC) and 26 TDs. Arguably the premier receiving back in the 2015 class, Johnson added 69 receptions with four more scores. Johnson ran 4.54 at the Combine with a 33 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump. Although his measurables are average, Johnson has deceptive tackle-breaking ability for his size. He's slippery between the tackles, laterally explosive, consistently finishes runs, and has three-down tools. Do not be surprised if he is viewed as a change of pace back early on.
May 1 - 10:24 PM

Raiders selected Miami TE Clive Walford with the No. 68 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Walford (6'4/251) was a four-year starter, amassing 1,753 yards and 14 TDs on 121 catches (14.5 YPR). He only dropped 2-of-58 targets as a senior, earning third-team All-American honors. Walford showed plus athleticism at the Combine, running 4.79 with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. Walford has long arms (34"), was an excellent college blocker, and projects as an in-line player in the Dwayne Allen mold. He'll play alongside pass catcher Mychal Rivera in Oakland.
May 1 - 9:54 PM

Chargers selected Miami ILB Denzel Perryman with the No. 48 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Perryman (5'11/236) made 37 starts for Miami, tallying 27 career tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, and seven forced fumbles. He was a third-team All American as a senior. Perryman mostly played inside linebacker at The U, but did start at outside linebacker in 2013. Limited athletically, Perryman ran 4.78 at the Combine with a 32-inch vertical and 9-foot-5 broad jump. A wood-laying inside thumper, Perryman may struggle on passing downs in the pros, but could develop into a dominant run stopper. The round-two selection of Perryman may reflect poorly on the Chargers' internal opinion of Manti Te'o.
May 1 - 8:31 PM

Colts selected Miami WR Phillip Dorsett with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Dorsett (5'10/185) made 30 career starts for Miami, parlaying 121 receptions into 2,132 yards (17.6 YPR) and 17 TDs. He blazed 4.33 in Indianapolis with a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump. A blur on game tape, Dorsett is more lid popper than quick-twitch slot receiver, and has some DeSean Jacksonian traits. Dorsett's size deficiency may prevent him from becoming a big-time touchdown scorer in the pros, but he will be able to outrun coverage and has excellent hands, dropping just 3-of-73 targets as a senior. Quarterback play and offensive philosophy will be working in Dorsett's favor with the Colts, but opportunity may not. He appears to be buried behind T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, and Donte Moncrief. Dorsett is a classic "luxury pick" who may have to excel on kickoff returns to earn significant rookie-year snaps.
Apr 30 - 11:13 PM

Giants selected Miami T/G Ereck Flowers with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Flowers (6'6/329) made 29 starts at Miami, playing left tackle his final two years and earning a second-team All-ACC selection in 2014. Flowers has long enough arms (34 1/2") for the blind side, but is expected to kick to right tackle or guard. He's drawn comparisons to 49ers RT Anthony Davis and Chargers LG Orlando Franklin. A high-upside prospect with a concerning floor, Flowers plays with violence in the run game, but tends to lose his balance too often in pass pro and needs a ton of technical work. He was flagged for seven penalties last season. In New York, expect Flowers to add meanness to the Giants' running game at right tackle, with incumbent RT Justin Pugh kicking inside to left guard.
Apr 30 - 9:07 PM

The MMQB's Peter King reports there is a "love-fest" for Miami's Ereck Flowers, citing a source who said the T "will not fail."

"He is all ball," that source said. "Don’t know if he’ll make many Pro Bowls, but he will play at a good level for years. To me, he’s a sure thing." As you all know, we aren't Flowers' biggest fans. His strength comes from his size and not due to technique, and his frenetic pass set leads to balance and base issues. Teams apparently don't have these concerns. King goes as far to say Flowers will not be on the board for the Cardinals at 24.
Source: The MMQB
Apr 30 - 7:31 AM


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