Miami Hurricanes offensive depth greatly improved in 2018

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Ahmmon Richards
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Ahmmon Richards /
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The tight ends most likely to see the majority of snaps in 2018 are Freshman Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory. Jordan is the nation’s top-ranked tight end in the Class of 2018 according to 247Sports consensus. Mallory is eighth.

When Walton when down last season Travis Homer barely missed a beat taking his place. Walton’s loss depleted the Hurricanes depth at running back, however. DeeJay Dallas who was a dual-threat quarterback in high school moved to running back from wide receiver to give Miami more depth in the backfield.

Homer finished 2017 with 966 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. He added 219 yards and a touchdown on 18 receptions in the passing game. Homer enters 2018 as a candidate to earn All-ACC. He was named third-team preseason All-ACC by Athlon.

Dallas is Miami’s most versatile player on offense. He lined up all over the field for the Miami Hurricanes in 2017. He ran the Wildcat offense under center, lined up at running back and was occasionally split out wide as a receiver.

Dallas finished 2017 with 217 yards rushing and three touchdowns and caught four passes for 92 yards. He also attempted a pass. Dallas led Miami with 44 yards on six carries in the loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.

Incoming Freshmen running backs Five-star Lorenzo Lingard and four-star Camron Davis will get a chance to compete for snaps this season. Lingard was impressive with his speed this Spring.