The addition of wide receiver Charleston Rambo by the Miami football program as a transfer from Oklahoma is expected to upgrade the Hurricanes passing game in 2020. Rambo should be the deep threat Miami was often lacking for Miami in 2020. Rambo was praised by the Cover 3 Podcast this week.
Bud Elliott of the Cover 3 believes that Rambo is closer to the player he was in 2019 than the regression he had in 2020 with the Sooners. Elliott expects Rambo to be a good fit in the Miami offense and that the Hurricanes need better WR play in 2020. Rambo should help open up opposing defenses in 2021.
The Miami WR corps lacked a consistent deep threat in 2020. Mike Harley led all Miami WRs who had more than 10 receptions with a 14.0 yards per reception average. Rambo has 76 receptions for 1,180 yards, nine touchdowns and a 15.5 YPR average in three collegiate seasons. Miami needs similar numbers in 2021.
Rambo’s best season at Oklahoma was in 2019 when the Texas native had 43 receptions for 743 yards, five TDs and 17.3 YPR. Rambo is the third-highest ranked WR on the Miami football roster according to his recruiting behind junior Mark Pope and redshirt freshman Jeremiah Payton. Rambo has more proven production.
"Getting Charleston Rambo — Rambo was a pretty good player for them in 2019. In 2020? COVID, injury — that type of thing — 2020 was a hard year to evaluate…It’s like ‘alright, did he all of a sudden lose his ability? Did he just get hurt? What are the situations here? I think he’ll be good in that offense.Miami definitely needs better receiver play as we’ve spoken about a couple times.”"
Playing under Miami offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee should help Rambo. Lashlee has proven the ability to get the most out of players by using their strengths. Rambo is the second transfer WR Miami has added in the past three years. K.J. Osborn led the Miami football team in all three receiving categories in 2019.
Rambo needs to make an impact for Miami in 2021. The Hurricanes need better play from their WRs this fall. The addition of Rambo was necessary because of the lack of development from the majority of the WRs on the Miami roster. Harley was the only consistent WR Miami had in 2020. Harley took a few games to achieve consistency.