Manny Diaz believes Charleston Rambo deep threat Miami Hurricanes need

Dec 7, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 7, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

The addition of wide receiver Charleston Rambo from Oklahoma is the deep threat the Miami Hurricanes need on offense according to head coach Manny Diaz. Rambo has been impressive all spring. In the final two scrimmages (including the Spring Game), Rambo had 14 receptions for 181 yards and a touchdown.

Rambo has the ability to take the top off the defense or get the ball in space and make something happen. The Miami Hurricanes did not have a WR who could consistently do that in 2020. In three seasons with the Sooners, Rambo had 76 receptions for 1,180 yards, 15.5 yards per reception and nine touchdowns.

Rambo had a breakout season in 2019. In 14 games, Rambo was 23rd nationally with 10 receptions of 30 yards or more. Rambo had 43 receptions for 743 yards, 17.3 YPC and five TDs catching passes from Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts. Rambo’s numbers went down with new QB Spencer Rattler in 2020.

Rambo teamed well with Miami backup QBs Jake Garcia and Tyler Van Dyke this spring. Miami starting QB D’Eriq King sat out this spring with a torn ACL. King and Rambo will work this summer and in August training camp to build a rapport. Mike Harley and Rambo provide Miami two consistent WRs entering 2021.

"“What you saw the first week, you realized, ‘Man, this guy can really go,’ When we were at our best a year ago is when we were our most explosive in the passing game making plays downfield.’ (Rambo) can really add to the explosive nature of our offense.”"

Diaz praised Rambo above earlier this week during an appearance on the Joe Rose Show on WQAM. Miami was in the top 25 in explosive passing plays by nearly every measure in 2020. With King in his second season running the Rhett Lashlee offense and with Rambo Miami can become more explosive in 2021.

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Diaz has spoken often during the offseason that Miami has a much deeper WR corps in 2021 than they did in 2020. Harley and Rambo will be the key to Miami WRs producing more this season than last year. Rambo could have a similar impact on the Hurricanes offense in 2021 to what King had in 2020.