Where are the Miami Hurricanes Likely to Go in NFL Draft?

On the heels of being named the best NFL factory by ESPN, nearly 15 Miami Hurricanes will be eagerly awaiting to hear their name called in the NFL Draft.
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Mar 4, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Hurricanes tight end David Njoku goes through workout drills during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

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CBS Sports lists Njoku as their 20th ranked prospect and they project him to be picked 18th by the Tennessee Titans. He is projected to become the latest star from Tight End U. Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow Jr, Greg Olsen and Jimmy Graham have all gone from Miami to the NFL at Tight end.

Njoku is a freakish athlete at 6’4 246 pounds. He runs a 4.64 40 yard dash, had a vertical jump of 37.5″ and an 11’1 in the broad jump. Appearing on the ESPN show Sports Science also high jumped 6’4. He was a national champion in the high jump during high school.

Njoku shared the starting tight end spot with Christopher Herndon IV the last two seasons. He was one of Kaaya’s big three in the passing game last season with Coley and freshmen all-American wide receiver Ahmmon Richards.

He was third on the team with 43 receptions and 698 receiving yards and second with eight touchdowns and an average of 16.2 yards per catch. Njoku had better career numbers than Shockey and more touchdowns than Olsen had in three seasons.

Njoku is expected to be the second tight end taken off the board in the first round after Alabama’s O.J. Howard.