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NFL.com's Charles Davis believes Miami senior TE Clive Walford "has a chance to be a complete tight end."

"No matter who was covering Walford this week, the tight end was making plays," Davis wrote. "Many people think he's the top tight end in this draft, and he showed why this week. He's excellent getting off the line of scrimmage and runs routes well. Walford showed off an arsenal of subtle fakes that leave defenders hanging in coverage, which allows him to gain a step and run. At 6-4, 258, I think he's big enough to handle blocking in-line." NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said earlier this week that Walford is "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft." The analyst was impressed with Walford's versatility and said he expected the TE to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65, which Mayock said would be "tremendous" for his size.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 25 - 1:05 AM

Scout's Inc. writes that Miami senior TE Clive Walford "got some ability as an inline blocker, has a wide strike zone and can really catch the football."

"He has great size at 6-4, 254 pounds, with long arms and big hands, and he was very productive this season," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "The question for him was whether he had enough speed to succeed at the NFL level, but he ran well on Wednesday. He is the most athletic tight end here this week, and as teams have the chance to watch his tape, he could move up the board in an otherwise mediocre tight end class." NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock called Walford "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft." Walford posted 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
Jan 24 - 9:35 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett expects to run a 4.3 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, reports NFL.com's Charles Davis.

Dorsett has told a few different sources that he once ran a 4.21 in the forty, but we always were a bit skeptical and maintained that we anticipated a time in the 4.3s. We're pleased to see Dorsett himself agrees. "But he showed me all week that he's not just a guy that can run fast," Davis wrote. "He ran good routes, made good cuts and competed for the ball really well. Dorsett made contested catches, and he's not big at 5-9 5/8, 183 pounds. He's more than a one-trick pony, though, and caught my eye at every practice." NFL Media analysts previously mentioned Antonio Brown, John Brown and T.Y. Hilton as possible comparisons for Dorsett. Dorsett scored 10 times on 36 receptions in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 24 - 8:40 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett "is on another level speed-wise from the rest of the South wide receivers," according to Scout's Inc.

"He is quick off the line and can eat up cushions in a hurry, shows polish as a route-runner and shows great burst out of his cuts," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "He had a couple of drops, but his explosiveness really stood out, especially transitioning quickly after the catch. He projects as a slot receiver and return specialist in the NFL." Dorsett (5-foot-9 5/8, 183 pounds) has 4.3 speed and a 24.2 yard-per-catch average. The burner said he molds his game after Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Ravens WR Steve Smith.
Jan 24 - 3:11 PM

Scout's Inc. observes that what stands out about Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett "is that he has under-control speed."

"Some guys are burners in a straight line but can't gear down or get in and out of breaks under control enough to catch the ball. That isn't the case with Dorsett, who possesses every quality you want in a deep speed threat," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "One thing that all of the NFL's elite home-run threats all share -- whether they are running backs or wide receivers -- is the ability to accelerate off of their cuts. We saw that with Dorsett on Wednesday, as he ran a shorter route, snatched the ball out of the air on the fly, made a guy miss and then accelerated off his cut. It reminded us of Chris Johnson. We were blown away watching him weave in and out of traffic at full speed; he is just so good with the ball in his hands." The Scout Inc. team concludes with a statement surprising in its optimism for the prospect: "We didn't know he was this good. He could find himself solidly in the Day 2 of the draft range."
Jan 24 - 2:58 PM

Scout's Inc. reports that Miami senior LB Denzel Perryman was a standout at Senior Bowl practices.

"He diagnosed plays quickly against the run in the nine-on-seven period and showed good awareness in zone coverage in the seven-on-seven period," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "He showed explosive closing power both as a tackler and in taking on blocks, and displayed good range. We like what we've seen from him on tape, as well. He has spent some time in our top 32 this season." He has drawn comparisons to former Badger Chris Borland -- drafted in the third round by the Dolphins -- though NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah believes Perryman will be drafted higher than Borland was. Perryman boasts a stocky 6-foot, 243-pound frame, and he runs a 4.72 forty.
Jan 24 - 1:45 PM

Miami senior TE Clive Walford "showed he's healthy and continues to gain momentum following an impressive regular season," wrote NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein

"Despite missing Miami's bowl game after having surgery for a knee injury, Walford suited up and played well at this week's practices," Zierlein wrote. "Several scouts believe he will be one of the top two tight ends off the board in this year's draft. Walford was adequate as a blocker and looked athletic this week." NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, who recently said Walford is "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft," expects the tight end to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65. The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford logged 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 24 - 12:49 PM

Miami senior CB Ladarius Gunter has unquestionably been "the most physical defender on the boundary" at the Senior Bowl, observed CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"At 6-foot-1 3/8, 200 pounds, Gunter is more vulnerable to smaller, quicker receivers and he was beaten on occasion by them, including by [Phillip] Dorsett, his former teammate, and Kansas State's speedy Tyler Lockett," Rang wrote. "When able to latch on to receivers, however, Gunter showed off the strength and tenacity that is sure to intrigue teams looking for press corners. Gunter locked up Central Arkansas' Dezmin Lewis (6-foot-3 1/2, 215) and UNLV's Devante Davis (6-foot-3, 220), barely allowing either of them to even get off the line of scrimmage." Gunter fits with the NFL's increased desire to find big corners to combat jumbo-sized receivers and the Seahawks' paradigm of length and physicality.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 23 - 8:22 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett said he was "a big Dolphins fan" and added that it would "be an honor [to be drafted by Miami]."

Dorsett played high school and college football in Miami, so this isn't exactly a surprising take. "It would be big for me," Dorsett said. "Growing up a Miami Hurricanes fan, a Miami Dolphins fan and a Miami Heat fan, it would be big staying local. I got a big family and I know they want to see that." Dorsett told ESPN his best 40 time in training is 4.21, a number we've seen before but remain skeptical about. We do, however, anticipate he'll run in the 4.3s at the combine. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said recently that Dorsett "probably is going to be the fastest player in this entire draft class." The 5-foot-9 5/8, 185-pound burner said he molds his game after Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Ravens WR Steve Smith. "I’m just trying to show everybody what I can do," Dorsett said. "I’m not a one-trick pony."
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 23 - 7:47 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports that Miami senior LB Denzel Perryman (abdominal strain) is back practicing at the Senior Bowl.

"Denzel Perryman/LB/Miami-FL back on the field today, gutting it out despite the abdominal strain," Pauline tweeted. The 5-foot-10, 242-pound Perryman has a great opportunity to raise his draft stock, and convince teams that he's an every-down linebacker at the next level. The undersized Perryman has drawn comparisons to former Badger Chris Borland, who was drafted in the third round by the San Francisco 49ers.
Jan 22 - 3:12 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett "probably is going to be the fastest player in this entire draft class."

Dorsett (5-foot-9 5/8, 183 pounds) has 4.3 speed and a 24.2 yard-per-catch average. The Senior Bowl reported last month that he's been timed at 4.21 in the 40, though we're a little skeptical of that number. "Some guys can run fast, but they have to work hard to do it, which limits what they can do out of their breaks," an NFC player personnel director told NFL Media. "Dorsett is more natural with his speed and movement." NFL Media analysts mentioned Antonio Brown, John Brown and T.Y. Hilton as possible comparisons for Dorsett. Dorsett scored 10 times on 36 receptions in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 8:32 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock called Miami senior TE Clive Walford "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft."

Mayock said Miami coaches lined Walford up in the slot, out wide and with his hand down as a regular. The analyst was impressed with the versatility and also said he expected Walford to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65, which Mayock said would be "tremendous" for his size (Walford measured in at 6-foot-4 1/8, 254 pounds). "All he does (this week) is enhance his draft value," Mayock said. Fellow analyst Daniel Jeremiah agreed, tweeting "Walford is making a lot of [cash bag emoji] today."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 8:03 PM

An NFC player personnel director said "I really liked what I saw from [Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett]."

"Some guys can run fast, but they have to work hard to do it, which limits what they can do out of their breaks. Dorsett is more natural with his speed and movement," the player personnel director said. Dorsett is expected to run in the 4.3s at the combine, and the Senior Bowl previously reported that he's been timed as fast as 4.21 in the 40. "The Miami wideout has blazing speed and is expected to be one of the fastest participants at the combine next month," noted NFL.com's draft team. "At just 5-foot-9 and 183 pounds (Senior Bowl measurements), Dorsett is likely to be viewed as a slot receiver. But that shouldn't hurt his draft stock as much as it might have in the past with smaller burners like T.Y. Hilton, John Brown and Antonio Brown causing so many problems for NFL cornerbacks."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 6:49 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports that Miami senior LB Denzel Perryman is not practicing at the Senior Bowl due to an abdominal strain.

The 5-foot-10, 242-pound Perryman has drawn comparisons to former Badger Chris Borland, who was drafted in the third round by the San Francisco 49ers. The undersized Hurricane prospect has been highly productive on the field, despite not having the prototypical tangible measurements that teams covet.
Jan 21 - 2:49 PM

Miami junior OT Ereck Flowers is now the No. 12 prospect on Todd McShay's Big Board.

He was previously ranked No. 17. "Flowers has a massive frame that allows him to recover in pass protection and open up lanes in the running game, along with above-average agility and a quick first step for his size," McShay wrote. "His football instincts are good overall, he takes good angles, he plays with an edge and has excellent intangibles." The 6-foot-6, 324-pound Flowers missed some time due to injuries this year, but he was outstanding whenever he stepped between the hashes. McShay is the highest analyst on Flowers that we've seen.
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