The Hurricanes have a healthy history of sending tons of draft picks into the NFL. Last year Miami only had two players drafted, but one was the 25th overall selection — cornerback Artie Burns.
In 2015, Miami had seven players drafted, including a pair of first-round selections in tackle Ereck Flowers (ninth overall) and wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (29th overall).
Miami looks to add a few more alumni to the NFL ranks this off-season.
HEROSports.com's NFL Draft Analyst Todd Worly has ranked three Miami prospects in the Top 100, including one of the top quarterbacks in the draft.
Here are his assessments of each player:
No. 65: Brad Kaaya, QB
Kaaya has an absolute cannon — on par with DeShone Kizer’s arm — and the release to match it. His accuracy on short and intermediate throws is unsurpassed in this draft class, but his deep ball accuracy and pocket presence have room to improve. If those two areas improve, then Kaaya will turn out to be a steal at this stage of the draft.
No. 80: David Njoku, TE
The former Hurricane has the explosiveness, suddenness and top end speed to create mismatches against NFL defenses. He doesn’t have the length or hands of the tight ends ranked higher on this list, which holds his grade back a bit.
No. 98: Stacy Coley, WR
Coley has very good hands both in traffic and outside his frame, which will enable him to gain his quarterback’s trust early in his NFL career. He has the explosiveness and suddenness to create separation and develop into a solid starter. I think his top end speed has another gear that he can potentially tap into, and if that happens, he could blossom into a top starter and be a great value pick as this portion of the draft.
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