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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Nov 12, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Stacy Coley (3) leaps to catch the ball in front of Virginia Cavaliers defensive back Chris Moore (39) in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. The Hurricanes won 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

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Stacy Coley did nothing but produce in his four seasons at Miami. He went from being considered a speed receiver to more of a possession receiver and Kaaya’s best option in the red zone in 2016.

Coley led the Hurricanes with career highs of 63 receptions and nine touchdowns this season. He also finished second on the team with a career-high of 754 yards and averaged 12.0 yards per reception.

Coley finished his career with a reception in his last 22 games. He had at least four receptions in seven games in 2016.

In spite of becoming more of a possession receiver as Njoku and Richards became Kaaya’s big play receivers, Coley still proved he has the skills to stretch a defense at the combine. He ran a 4.45 in the 40, had a 34 in the vertical jump and 10’2″ in the broad jump.

Coley returned kicks and punts as a freshman. He had a great season returning in his freshman year averaging 25.9 yards per kick return and 22 yards on punt returns. As a sophomore, his average dropped to 22.0 per KOR and 7.0 on PR. He did have one KOR for a touchdown as a sophomore.

The common criticism of Coley was the lack of durability in his Sophomore and Junior seasons. The experts like Coley’s strides and speed. The combination of his length and speed with the ability he showed as a possession receiver this past season should help him in the NFL.

Coley is projected to be selected in the fifth or sixth round.