The Miami football program has completely remade its cornerback unit since the end of the 2022 season. D.J. Ivey and Tyrique Stevenson were selected in the 2023 NFL Draft. Four other CBs on the 2022 Miami roster transferred after the 2022 season. Miami has added three transfers and two signees at CB for the 2023 season.
Fifth-year senior Te’Cory Couch is the only returning starter for Miami at CB in 2023. Miami returns junior Malik Curtis and redshirt freshmen Chris Graves and Jaden Harris at CB off the 2022 roster. Miami has added transfers Davonte Brown from Central Florida, Terry Roberts from Iowa and Jaden Davis from Oklahoma.
Davis was the latest CB to commit to Miami as a transfer on Monday. Miami also signed Damari Brown (Devonte’s brother) and Robert Stafford in the 2023 class. Couch is the closest to being guaranteed a starting CB spot. Devonte Brown and Davis project ahead of Roberts on the 2023 depth chart.
Miami gained more experience with Brown, Davis and Roberts added to the roster versus the young transfers lost from the 2022 roster. Brown started 31 of the 36 games he played in for Central Florida. Davis started 22 of the 47 games he played for Oklahoma. Roberts played in 33 games with four starts in five seasons at Iowa.
The additions of Brown, Davis and Roberts will allow Miami and secondary coach Jahmile Addae more time to develop the young CBs on the Hurricanes’ roster. Brown and Davis have continued a trend of South Florida natives returning home as transfers to play for Miami. Davis is the highest-rated of the three new Miami CBs.
Brown will provide Miami with excellent length at 6’2 and 185 pounds as the tallest CB on the Miami football roster. Damari Brown and Graves at 6’1 are the next tallest CBs on the Miami roster. Miami has significantly improved its depth and experience at CB with the additions of Brown, Davis and Roberts for 2023.