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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Dec 28, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya (15) warms up before the start of the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Russell Athletic Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports /

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When the season began last September there was a lot of discussion about Kaaya’s draft prospects. Many of the draft prognosticators had Kaaya as the potential top pick in the draft.

His weaknesses seemed to come to the forefront in what was an up and down season for both he and the team. When the Hurricanes offensive line struggled with protection in a 37-16 loss at Virginia Tech in October it showed his lack of mobility.

The Hokies got to Kaaya for eight sacks. The rest of his overall numbers weren’t bad. He finished 23-38 for 323 yards two touchdowns an interception. The Miami O-Line allowed 25 sacks in 2016. That was 52nd in the country.

Kaaya had the best season of his career in 2016. He was durable starting all 13 games as Miami finished 9-4. He threw for career highs of 3,532 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 62.2 completion percentage. His Quarterback rate of 150.3 was also a career high by almost five points.

Some of the criticism of Kaaya is that he struggles against pressure. He often is indecisive when he feels the rush in the pocket.

Kaaya’s stock has almost plummeted since August. After once being considered to be the first player taken he is now projected to be selected in the third or fourth round.