Miami football has four of ACC’s top 25 2020 NFL Draft prospects

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Trajan Bandy, CB (Jr., 5-9, 188)

Trajan Bandy enters his second season starting for the Miami football team. He was a key slot CB in 2017 as a freshman. Bandy’s interception return for a touchdown against Notre Dame in 2017 is one of the most iconic plays in recent seasons. Bandy will be the leader of a very young and inexperienced 2019 Miami secondary.

As the lone returning starter to a group that has limited experience, NFL scouts will be watching Bandy’s leadership ability as much as his production on the field. Bandy learned from safeties Jaquan Johnson and Sheldrick Redwine and CB Michael Jackson. The trio of 2018 seniors were a vital corps to the Miami defense.

Athlon did not go far in depth to Bandy’s accomplishments and potential. They mostly just highlighted his play in 2018 and what the scouts will be looking for in 2019.

"In his first season as a starter, Bandy earned third-team All-ACC recognition after posting 36 tackles with three interception and two fumble recoveries. He wore the Hurricanes’ well-known “Turnover Chain” five times, the most of any player. Bandy is the only returning starter in Miami’s secondary so the other defensive backs will look to him for leadership, meaning scouts will be paying close to attention to him even if he’s not on the field."

Bandy and Garvin are the jewels of the 2017 Miami football recruiting class. They both improved significantly in 2018. Bigger jumps 2019 will give their draft stock a huge boost. Bandy is likely to be joined at CB by one of the sophomores from the 2018 recruiting class. Miami has three candidates for the two starting safety spots.