Who is the Player to Watch on Each of Miami Hurricanes 2017 Opponents?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 08: Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt tries to calm the fans after throwing debris on the field during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 08: Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt tries to calm the fans after throwing debris on the field during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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November 18 Vs. Virginia

Although Virginia has struggled over the past few season, they have two of the best defensive players in the country. Mark Richt and Offensive Coordinator Thomas Brown will have a challenge.

Linebacker Micah Kiser is the nation’s 26th ranked player according to Sports Illustrated. Safety Quin Blanding is ranked 15th.

The Cavaliers won its opening game 28-10 over William and Mary. Blanding was second on the team with 12 tackles in the victory.  Kiser finished with seven tackles, one tackle for loss and a sack against The Tribe.

Kiser was third in the country last season with 134 tackles and he led UVA with six and a half sacks, seven passes broken up and five forced fumbles. He is listed as the number one inside linebacker prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft by CBS Sports.

CBS ranks Blanding as the fourth-best free safety in the 2018 draft. Richt and Brown and going to have to be conscious of where Kiser and Blanding are at all times.

The Hurricanes handled Virginia pretty easily last season. They won 34-14 in Charlottesville. They were able to do so despite stellar games from Blanding and Kiser. Kiser finished the game with 12 tackles and an interception. Blanding had 10 tackles.