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