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Nine Miami Hurricanes drafted in NFL Draft

Ari Russell



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The Miami Hurricanes had a total of nine players drafted in the NFL Draft this weekend, which is the third most of any school behind Michigan and Alabama. The last time Miami had nine players drafted was in 2006. Below are the players drafted and who they went to.

David Njoku – TE – first round Cleveland Browns 29th overall

Rayshwan Jenkins – S – fourth round Los Angeles Chargers 113th overall

Corn Elder – CB – fifth round Carolina Panthers 152nd overall

Danny Isidora – OG – fifth round Minnesota Vikings 180th overall

Al-Quadin Muhammad DE- sixth round New Orleans Saints 196th overall

Brad Kaaya QB –sixth round Detroit Lions 215th overall

Stacey Coley WR – seventh round Minnesota Vikings 219th overall

Adrian Colbert CB – seventh round San Francisco 49ers 229th overall

Marquez Williams FB – seventh round Jacksonville Jaguars 240th overall

Obviously the biggest surprise was the fall of Brad Kaaya to the sixth round.  That said he still got drafted and how it will be up to him to prove all the teams that needed a QB wrong. He’s also the first Miami QB to be drafted since Ken Dorsey in 2003 who was drafted in the seventh round. He the highest Miami QB drafted since Craig Erickson went in the fourth round in 1992. You did read that correctly.

Several former Miami players who didn’t get drafted got picked up as free agents.

Jamal Carter S – Denver Broncos

Jermain Grace LB – Atlanta Falcons

Justin Vogel P – Green Bay Packers

Malcolm Lewis WR – Miami Dolphins

Stan Dobard TE – Seattle Seahawks

Joseph Yearby who skipped his senior season wasn’t drafted and has yet be signed by a team as a free agent

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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