Eleven Hurricanes hope to hear name in NFL Draft, but many aren’t expected to be selected

Miami Hurricanes fans waiting to hear the names of their favorite players during this week’s NFL Draft will likely have to wait a bit.

UM has several players looking to be selected in the draft, which starts Thursday at 8 p.m., but are predicted to be selected in the later rounds – if they are selected at all.

Since 1974, the Hurricanes have picked a player in every draft. Since 2009, more than one player has been selected in every draft.

UM was 13th among 25-player colleges in the NFL last season, according to the NCAA. Here are the players who want to join them. All preliminary predictions are taken from The Athletic.

Bubba Bolden, DB

Bolden spent three seasons in Miami and has certainly made his mark. The strong guard played in 23 games for the Hurricanes, throwing 127 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss, two sacks, six deflections and two interceptions. In 2020, he was selected to the All-ACC Second Team. His last season was aborted due to shoulder injury, limiting it to seven games, but Bolden still managed 43 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and one sack. He is expected to be drafted in the seventh round.

Amari Carter, DB

Carter, a graduate of Palm Beach Gardens High School, is a five-year UM veteran. He played in 58 games, throwing 173 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, six pass deflections and two interceptions. Last year he had 45 tackles, three tackles for loss, a half sack and an interception. He is not expected to be drafted.

Navon Donaldson, OL

Donaldson was a highly publicized freshman from Miami Central and a key contributor to the Hurricanes’ offensive line. He has played in 48 games and started 43 despite missing most of the 2020 season due to ACL and MCL breaks. Donaldson is predicted not to be drafted.

Jonathan Ford, DL

Ford, a Dillard High School graduate, played in 50 games and made 31 starts for the Hurricanes in five years. In total, he scored 60 tackles, with eight tackles for loss and three sacks. Last season, he had 14 total tackles and one tackle for loss in 10 games. It is predicted that Ford will not be accepted into the project.

Mike Harley Jr. WR

Harley, a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, is one of the most successful broadband receivers in UM history. In five seasons, he set a Hurricanes record with 182 career receptions and scored 2,158 yards with 15 touchdowns. Harley had 57 catches for 543 yards and five points last season. He was selected by the 2020 All-ACC Third Team. It is assumed that Harley will not be drafted.

Cam’Ron Harris, RB

Harris became a key member of the Hurricanes’ offense during his four years in Miami. He scored 1,794 yards with 22 touchdowns, including 409 yards and five points last year, despite a season-ending knee injury. He also had 393 career receiving yards with four touchdowns. Harris is not expected to be drafted.

DeAndre Johnson, DL

Johnson spent one season in Miami after four years in Tennessee. Last year, he played in 12 games with 26 tackles, 8.5 for losses and 4.5 for sacks. He also had a forced fumble. In total, Johnson made 84 tackles in his career, with 24 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks. Johnson is predicted not to be drafted.

D’Eric King, QB/WR

King has two possible paths to the NFL roster. He mostly played quarterback in college, but worked as a wide receiver to become more versatile and appealing to NFL teams. King’s college career came to an end when he underwent shoulder injury at the end of the season last season. The shoulder injury followed an anterior cruciate ligament fracture and a torn meniscus that King suffered in the 2020 Cheez-It Bowl tournament. King threw for 767 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions for 96 yards in three games last season. During his career, King threw for 8,378 yards and 76 touchdowns, as well as 2,055 yards and 32 touchdowns. He is not expected to be drafted.

Zach McCloud, DL/LB

McCloud has been with the Hurricanes since 2016, playing in 64 games. McCloud, a Santaluches graduate, spent time at linebacker and defensive line, throwing 193 tackles, 22.5 tackles to lose and 10 sacks. Last season, he had just 28 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. He is not expected to be drafted.

Charleston Rambo, WR

Rambo spent one season with the Hurricanes and made the most of it. After four seasons in Oklahoma, Rambo moved to Miami and threw 79 for 1,172 yards, both high school records. He also had seven touchdown catches and was selected to the All-ACC Second Team. During his career, Rambo had 155 catches for 2,352 receiving yards and 16 touchdown catches. It is expected that he will pass in the fifth or sixth round.

Jarrid Williams, OL

Williams played two seasons with the Hurricanes after four years with Houston. The offensive lineman has started 20 games for Miami in his last two offensive seasons. It is predicted that Williams will not be drafted.

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