Miami Hurricanes WR Charleston Rambo should be needed deep threat

Nov 7, 2020; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 7, 2020; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

One of the most glaring needs on the Miami Hurricanes in 2020 was the lack of a consistent deep threat in the passing game. Oklahoma transfer wide receiver Charleston Rambo could be the player Miami needs to take the top off of an opposing defense. Rambo consistently produced deep for Oklahoma the last two seasons.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Rambo caught 11 of the 27 passes thrown to him that were thrown at least 20 yards in 2019 and 2020 combined with only three drops. Jackson also reported on Miami Hurricanes WRs Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins who struggled frequently with drops in 2020.

Pope had six drops and caught only four of 17 passes thrown over 20 yards. Wiggins had six drops and five receptions in 17 attempts thrown to him over 20 yards in 2020. In 2019, Rambo finished 15th in the Big XII averaging 17.5 yards per reception. Rambo’s numbers went down with a new QB for Oklahoma in 2020.

Redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler replaced 2019 Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts. Rambo finished 23rd nationally with 10 receptions of 20 yards or more and 48th with four receptions of 30 yards or more. Neither of those was a measure of how many yards the ball traveled in the air.

Mike Harley, Pope, Rambo and Wiggins are expected to the top four WRs in the rotation for Miami in 2020. The Hurricanes offense improved significantly from 2019 in their first season under offensive coordinator in 2020. Rambo should provide the Miami offense with the deep threat they did not have last season.

Next. Miami needs Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins more consistent deep threats. dark

If Pope and Wiggins can reduce their drops Miami can take more deep shots in the passing game in 2020. Quarterback D’Eriq King improved his accuracy on deep throws throughout the season. An improvement in the deep passing game will open up the run for the Hurricanes and create a more dynamic offense.