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The 49ers hosted Miami T Seantrel Henderson for a pre-draft visit last week.

Henderson (6-foot-7, 331 pounds) is a former elite recruit who has all the necessary tools to be a stud OT in the NFL. However, he didn't come anywhere close to living up to his ability at Miami, and he has high wash-out odds. This is a true boom-or-bust prospect, but if the cost is a Day 3 pick and the team is well coached, why not roll the dice?
Apr 21 - 12:08 AM

Miami QB Stephen Morris will meet with the Broncos.

"Morris probably wouldn’t become a candidate for the Broncos’ roster unless he fell to the seventh round or undrafted pool," notes the Denver Post. It's possible he'll get there, as Morris' senior campaign earned him an "undraftable" grade from many experts, including Rotoworld's Josh Norris. Denver has 2012 second-rounder Brock Osweiler and 2013 seventh-rounder Zac Dysert behind Peyton Manning.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 19 - 12:49 AM

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are intrigued by Miami QB Stephen Morris.

With a huge 2013, Morris could have shot up draft boards with his big arm and ability to throw the long ball with touch. Unfortunately, he flopped. And then kept flopping, with scouts at the Senior Bowl calling him "Tin Cup" due to his ease at making difficult throws and his struggles with executing routine passes. He may not be drafted, but keep on an eye on the in-state Dolphins and Jaguars in Rounds 6-7. Jacksonville OC Jedd Fisch was Morris' OC for two seasons in college, while the Herald reported Morris has "impressed" several people within the Dolphins.
Apr 18 - 11:06 PM

Miami fifth-year senior QB Ryan Williams (ACL) believes he will play in 2014.

Williams underwent successful surgery for a torn right ACL on Wednesday. His mother Jayne Williams told the Miami Herald that Williams "wants to play at Nebraska" and "finish his football career with his best friends and teammates." The Hurricanes visits the Cornhuskers on Sept. 20. Redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen has taken over as starting QB.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 12 - 4:07 PM

Miami junior QB Ryan Williams tore his right ACL last week.

It's a huge blow for the Hurricanes, who were expecting Williams to replace departing starter Stephen Morris. The injury occurred Friday during a non-contact drill. It seems likely that Williams will miss the 2014 campaign. Redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen is the leading candidate to take over first team duties, but sophomore Gray Crow and true freshmen Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier will also compete.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 6 - 11:06 PM

The Dolphins will host Miami T Seantrel Henderson for a visit this week.

Miami desperately needs offensive tackle reinforcement in this draft, and the local product Henderson figures to be one of their contingency plans if circumstances dictate that they wait until the third-round. Henderson has taken a beating in the media over the past year, including reports that he "quit" his pro day. It should be noted that he was actually forced to withdraw due to dehydration.
Apr 6 - 6:28 PM

Miami T Seantrel Henderson "quit" halfway through his pro day workout, according to Chris Mortensen.

"No explanation yet," Mortensen tweeted. "Disappointing." Seantrel Henderson has had plenty of ups and downs during his career after being a highly touted recruit. He has so much talent but never nailed down a full-time starting job, reportedly due to off the field inconsistencies. He has great tools, but has not put them together. We should say an explanation would be appropriate, if there is one, before concluding or bashing Henderson.
Apr 3 - 3:18 PM

Former Miami basketball player Raphael Akpejiori is trying out for the Hurricanes' football team.

The NCAA affords student athletes five years of athletic eligibility. Because Akpejiori spent four years on the basketball team, he's eligible to play football during the 2014 season. Some might recall Jimmy Graham took this very same path. It would be silly to start with those comparisons right now (Graham ran a 4.5 forty), but there's no denying the intriguing tools Akpejiori brings to the gridiron. Listed at 6-foot-9, 241 pounds, Akpejori played soccer as a kid in Nigeria and has proved his athletic chops on the ACC hardwood.
Mar 30 - 5:57 PM

Miami T Seantrel Henderson ran two unofficial forty times of 5.03 seconds with a personal best 10 yard split of 1.71 seconds.

Henderson has always had great upside and flashed it on the field. Predominantly lining up at right tackle, the former top recruit has a great combination of agility and power. However, questions come with Henderson's evaluation. He could be a great player in the right situation, but he has a lot to work on, including on the field.
Feb 22 - 9:58 AM

Scouts referred to Miami QB Stephen Morris as "Tin Cup" at the Senior Bowl due to his ease at making difficult throws and his struggles with executing routine passes.

"Morris boasts a strong arm and throws the deep ball with touch, but like the other two quarterbacks on the North squad (Boyd and Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas), he struggled with accuracy throughout the week," wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang. Rotoworld's Josh Norris labeled Morris "undraftable" after Senior Bowl week. An up-and-down 2013 season did Morris' pro aspirations no favors, and he has further complicated his situation by struggling at the Senior Bowl exhibition and measuring in at a disappointing 6'1 and 3/4ths of an inch and 208 pounds.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 27 - 9:39 PM

Miami QB Stephen Morris was 10 of 18 for a game-high 89 yards but was also intercepted twice in Saturday's Senior Bowl.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris called Morris "undraftable" in his post-game column, writing that the former Hurricanes QB was "solely a vertical passer." NFL.com's Bucky Brooks, another former admirer, was likewise underwhelmed by Morris' performance. "I was disappointed with his lack of accuracy and ball placement. He repeatedly missed open receivers at intermediate range, and tossed a pair of interceptions in the fourth quarter," Brooks wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 26 - 8:28 PM

Miami T Seantrel Henderson struggled during the Senior Bowl.

A forgettable week of practice culminated in a game in which Henderson repeatedly allowed North edge rushers to pressure his quarterbacks. "This film is going to be scrutinized more than any tape they put out there," North coach Mike Smith of the Atlanta Falcons said. That's not a comforting thought for the massive tackle. Rotoworld's Josh Norris noted the drop of Henderson's stock in his Senior Bowl Review column. "Henderson seemed to plateau and failed to use his combination of athleticism and strength effectively," Norris wrote. "I still think Henderson can be successful if he lands with the right team."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 26 - 8:15 PM

Miami QB Stephen Morris looked "nothing like an elite quarterback prospect at the Senior Bowl," according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

Brooks is backing off the prospect after "confidently" boasting about Morris' "talent and potential after seeing him at the Manning Passing Academy this summer." An up-and-down 2013 season did no favors to Morris' draft stock, and he's since struggled at the Senior Bowl exhibition and measured in at a disappointing 6'1 and 3/4ths of an inch and 208 pounds. "Morris struggled with his accuracy and ball placement throughout the day. He also failed to string together completions in 7-on-7 and team drills outside of an occasional check down. I didn't expect Morris to complete every ball with a handful of new receivers, but he was so off with his accuracy that it is an obvious concern for scouts looking for a legitimate prospect at the position," Brooks wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 11:18 AM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson (ankle) will miss spring practice.

Johnson suffered the injury against Florida State on Nov. 2. "I'm really excited in the progress I've made, and everyone else [at UM] is excited, too," Johnson said on Sunday. "... I don't believe I will [practice this spring]. But if anything changes, you'll see. But I don't really think so." He rushed for 920 yards and six touchdowns in eight games last season.
Jan 20 - 7:21 PM

Miami QB Stephen Morris measured in at 6'1 and 3/4ths of an inch and 208 pounds for Senior Bowl week.

Morris lacks consistency, and we doubt he will show anything differently this week. He is only a vertical passer at this point, but Morris' 20 best throws can match almost anyone else's in this class. Morris also measured in with 10 and 1/8 inch hands.
Jan 20 - 12:07 PM


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