Miami Hurricanes News: DL, OL preview NC St., draft prospect, DT help

Oct 28, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 28, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Defensive linemen Rueben Bain and Branson Deen and offensive linemen Javion Cohen and Matt Lee met with Miami Hurricanes media members on Tuesday. Barry Jackson examined “How ESPN’s Kiper rates UM’s top talent. And Canes looking for more defensive tackle help.” 

Bain was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week on Monday. Cohen and Lee were named to Pro Football Focus to their team of the week and Miami earned the OL of the week. Deen was a key contributor in the Miami Hurricanes win over Virginia on Saturday with two sacks. All four players spoke for over five minutes.

Cohen, safety Kamren Kinchens, Lee and defensive tackle Leonard Taylor are all ranked in the top five at their positions by ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. per Jackson. Jackson discussed the play of the four highly-rated draft-eligible Hurricanes. Miami is still looking for DTs in the 2024 class and Jackson examined their class.

Canes County publisher Marcus Benjamin wrote about the Bowl Projections: Miami still on track to play SEC school.” Benjamin reported on Miami Bowl projections from several sites. Two of the projections predict Miami will play LSU and one has the Hurricanes matching up with Tennessee in the postseason.

David Lake of Inside the U expects Miami to Finish Strong: Mario Cristobal has a track record of navigating November with relative success.” Lake took “A look at Mario Cristobal’s recent track record in the month of November. Cristobal was 3-1 in each full season he coached at Oregon from 2018-21.

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Miami postgame show host Alex Donno who posts the Locked on Canes podcast asked Miami Hurricanes RB TreVonte’ Citizen Is Fully Cleared | Will He Debut Soon?” Citizen who signed with Miami in the 2022 class has not made his Hurricanes debut due to a severe injury in training camp as a true freshman.