83 days until Miami football: WR Evidence Njoku 2018 Preview


Miami football Redshirt Freshman wide receiver Evidence Njoku hopes to bounce back from a lost true Freshman season after sitting out with what was reported to be a torn ACL.

The official report from the Miami football program was he was missing the season because of an injury to his lower extremities. Njoku is the younger brother of former Miami tight end David Njoku. His brother was a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft after concluding his Miami football career.

Evidence Njoku is going to have a difficult time getting on the field this season. His size is imposing for a wide receiver at 6’5. The Miami football team brings back all of their receivers except for last season’s leading receiver Braxton Berrios. The Canes also bring in a deep and talented group of Freshman wide receivers this fall.

Njoku joined the Miami football program as three-star player out of Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, NJ. He runs an impressive 4.53 40-yard dash for a player his size. Njoku was the 517th ranked player in the class of 2017, the 76th best wide receiver and 12th best player in the State of New Jersey.

He would seem better suited for tight end, but the Hurricanes are bringing in two blue-chip players at the position this fall. According to 247Sports.Com’s composite list, Brevin Jordan is the nation’s top-ranked player in the class of 2018 at tight end and Will Mallory is eighth.

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  • Njoku was expected to redshirt as a Freshman last season without the injury. He initially hyperextended his knee last summer in training camp that caused him to miss time.

    There is one more Njoku on the way to college. Younger brother Charles is a 6’4 180 wide receiver. He’s a bit slower than Evidence. He runs the 50 in 4.74 seconds. According to 247’s crystal ball, he is a 100 percent commitment to Miami.

    Evidence Njoku is at best the fourth string X-receiver on the depth chart. Ahmmon Richards, Lawrence Cager and Darrell Langham are ahead of him.

    Njoku is going to have to battle with incoming Freshman Dee Wiggins to keep his spot. Passing up the trio of veterans in front of him will be difficult.

    Richards is also coming off of an injured plagued 2017 season. He was recently cleared to return to the practice field after having knee surgery in December.

    Cager and Langham both came up with big plays during the 2017 season. Cager is nearly two years removed from his own ACL surgery. The Miami football coaching staff expects a more productive season in 2017.

    Langham will always be a part of Miami football history after the miraculous plays late to help win games against Florida State and Georgia Tech last season.

    Next: Miami Hurricanes WR Ahmmon Richards cleared to return to practice

    Njoku is going to have to make a big lead to get on the field this season. With Langham definitely gone after the 2018 season and Richards potentially leaving for the NFL Draft this might be a year for Njoku to learn.