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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Miami is expecting junior RB Duke Johnson to leave early for the draft.

"[A decision] even more likely after his injury last evening," Pauline wrote. Johnson twisted his ankle in Thursday's win over Virginia Tech after taking a tumble over a bench on the sideline, but he walked off under his own power. Miami HC Al Golden said Johnson was fine after the game, but the scare will no doubt remind Johnson of breaking his right tibia against Florida State last year around this time.
Oct 24 - 7:48 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Miami junior Ereck Flowers "has a massive frame with extremely long arms," and "has an edge to his game."

The 6-foot-5, 322-pound Flowers "showed impressive inline power in the first half" in Miami's game against Virginia Tech, Weidl mentioned in another tweet. Weidl noted Flowers "steady movement" and his ability to finish "when given the opportunity."
Oct 24 - 3:00 PM

Miami junior Ereck Flowers shows "quickness and balance getting to the second level when run blocking," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Left tackle Ereck Flowers entered the game projected as Miami's top NFL prospect and a potential first-round pick. After some initial struggles, he performed well, showing quickness and balance getting to the second level when run blocking," Rang wrote. Rang adds that the Hurricane prospect "initially struggled with Virginia Tech's undersized front, allowing defensive ends to cross him inside and trip up Miami's backs in pursuit."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 24 - 2:24 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Miami junior RB Duke Johnson "has impressive acceleration."

"The 5-foot-9, 206-pound Johnson has impressive acceleration, which he used to zip through wide holes created by Miami's offensive line. He averaged a gaudy 8.6 yards on 29 carries against the Hokies, alternately impressing with his burst, agility, light feet to high-step through tackles and an effective stiff-arm," Rang wrote. The Hurricanes' prospect rushed for 249 yards and a touchdown in the school's 30-6 win over Virginia Tech. Johnson is looking like a good value pick in the middle rounds of the spring draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 24 - 2:18 PM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson rushed for 249 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries in the school's 30-6 win over Virginia Tech.

Johnson added 37 receiving yards and another touchdown. The talented running back saw a number of wide open holes at the first level and produced speed and agility to make defenders miss. However, there have been examples where he does break first contact to create yards on his own. Johnson dealt with head injuries last year, but a selection anywhere form the second- to the fourth-round is likely.
Oct 24 - 10:27 AM

ESPN's Steve Muench thinks that Miami redshirt senior TE Clive Walford's "lack of ideal top-end speed stands out on tape, and he's not much of a threat to get behind the defense."

"However, he knows how to get open underneath," Muench wrote. "He is quicker than fast and flashes good suddenness as a route runner, plus he has the heavy hands to create separation with his upper body without having to extend and risk getting flagged for offensive pass interference." Walford, who has posted 23 catches for 306 yards and four touchdowns, should post career numbers across the board during his senior campaign. "While Walford's ball skills are a touch inconsistent, he has the long arms and big hands to snatch passes thrown outside of his frame," Muench wrote. "He showed the ability to make plays working against tight coverage and over the middle against Nebraska this year. Finally, there's a lot to like about his edge. He's a competitive blocker, he runs hard after the catch and he can get under the skin of defenders."
Oct 22 - 5:33 PM

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Miami HC Al Golden announced that sophomore T Taylor Gadbois right knee injury is "season ending."

The 6-foot-8, 316-pound Gadbois injured his knee in the Hurricanes’ 22-10 win over Duke on September 27th. The Hurricanes will now look to Senior Jon Feliciano to take over at the right tackle spot.
Oct 20 - 2:22 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett finished with 143 receiving yards and two touchdowns on three catches in Saturday's 55-34 win over Cincinnati.

In line with his reputation as a home run hitter, Dorsett has gone over 140 receiving yards in two games, and has been held to 75 yards or under in the other five games, including less than 50 yards in four of those. Dorsett tore his ACL last October. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last month that Dorsett "hasn't lost his world-class wheels" since returning from surgery. NFL scouts have timed the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Oct 11 - 5:00 PM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries in a victory over Cincinnati on Saturday.

For those scoring at home, that's a 16.2 YPC average. He added four catches for 16 yards. If the Hurricanes hadn't have put this game away in the third quarter, Johnson would have gone over 200 yards with ease. Johnson has rushed for a touchdown in six straight games. He hasn't been held under 90 rushing yards yet. Johnson is looking like a good value pick in the middle rounds of the spring draft.
Oct 11 - 4:47 PM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson impressed ESPN's Kevin Weidl with a few explosive runs against Georgia Tech on Saturday.

"Impressive vision," Weidl wrote. "Showing ability to create yards on his own." Johnson ran for 100 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries against the Yellow Jackets. Through Miami's six games, Johnson has shown sufficient explosion with a 6.3 YPC average and 625 yards.
Oct 6 - 2:13 AM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson had 100 rushing yards and a touchdown on 14 carries against Georgia Tech on Saturday.

He added three catches for 52 yards. After failing to crack 100 rushing yards in his first four games, Johnson has now done so in consecutive outings. He now has 625 yards and five touchdowns in 100 carries (6.3 YPC) across six games.
Oct 5 - 10:15 PM

Miami senior LB Denzel Perryman is a "violent tackler with natural leverage and explosive power," writes ESPN's Kevin Weidl.

"Showing good range," Weidl tweeted during Saturday's game against Georgia Tech. "Perryman is sawed off with a thick, compact and muscular build. Really like his demeanor and focus. Vocal leader." Perryman received a third-round projection from the NFL's advisory board over the winter but elected to return to school. He boasts a stocky 6-foot, 243-pound frame, and he runs a 4.72 forty. CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote over the summer that Perryman's "versatility will certainly keep him in contention to be a first-day selection if he's able to continue his high level of play this season."
Oct 5 - 9:36 PM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson slapped 155 rushing yards on Duke in Saturday's 22-10 win.

This is the breakout performance we've been waiting for. Coming into the season, Johnson had surpassed 100 yards seven times in 20 career appearances, but he'd been stuck between 90-97 yards in each of the school's first four games. With this performance, he's upped his season totals to 525 yards and four touchdowns on 86 carries, good for a 6.1 YPC average.
Sep 28 - 11:04 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes that Miami hasn't had an offensive tackle like junior Ereck Flowers since perhaps Bryant McKinnie.

"Perhaps not since the days of Bryant McKinnie have the Hurricanes boasted an offensive lineman with Flowers' combination of size, athleticism and dependability," Rang wrote. "Quick, powerful and competitive, Flowers helped silence NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated senior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin in the season-opener and didn't allow either of Randy Gregory's two sacks Sept. 20 in front of a record crowd in Lincoln. He did, however, display immaturity with a 15-yard penalty for flipping off the crowd." CBS Sports ranks the 6-foot-5, 322-pound Flowers as the No. 21 overall prospect in the 2015 class.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 24 - 7:27 PM

Miami redshirt senior TE Clive Walford is an under-the-radar prospect who projects as a Day 3 pick, writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Walford doesn't play with much burst and lacks multiple gears to be dangerous after the catch, but he uses his frame well and secures the ball in contested situations," Brugler wrote. "Whether he lines up inline, in the backfield or in the slot for the Hurricanes, Walford has shown he can be a dependable option on offense and projects as a third day NFL prospect." Walford ranks No. 1 for the Hurricanes in receptions through four games, and had arguably the best game of his career against Nebraska on Saturday, finishing with seven catches for 80 yards and one touchdown.
Source: CBS Sports
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