Miami football 2024 NFL Draft and undrafted free agent tracker

The Miami football team had four players selected in the 2024 NFL Draft that concluded on Saturday and several others who have signed as undrafted free agents.
Oct 21, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes safety Kamren Kinchens (5) celebrates
Oct 21, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes safety Kamren Kinchens (5) celebrates / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

Kamren Kinchens became the first 2024 NFL Draftee from the Miami football program. Kinchens was selected 99th overall by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round on Friday night. Cornerback Jaden Davis, center Matt Lee and safety James Williams were selected in the seventh round on Saturday.

The four Miami draftees from Miami were the most since 2021. Edge rushers Jaelan Phillips and Greg Rousseau were selected in the 2021 first round. Tight end Brevin Jordan was taken in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft and edge rusher Quincy Roche went in the sixth round. Phillips, Roche and Jordan remain with their original teams.

Kinchens is in an excellent position to become a rookie starter with the Rams. Los Angeles signed former Washington Commanders safety Kamren Curl as its starting strong safety. Kinchens will compete with recent Rams draft picks Quentin Lake and Russ Yeast to be the starting free safety.

Davis being drafted was a surprise. Davis was not projected in consensus mock drafts. The Arizona Cardinals chose Davis 226th overall in the seventh round. In his one season with Miami, Davis had 42 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss,1.0 sacks, 4.0 pass breakups and 2.0 forced fumbles.

Cincinnati drafted a player from Miami in the seventh round for the second consecutive year. Cornerback D.J. Ivey was taken 246th overall in 2023. Lee was taken 237th overall by Cincinnati in 2024. Lee is projected third on the Cincinnati depth chart behind Ted Karras and Trey Hill ahead of Nate Gilliam.

K.J. Cloyd had a solid season in his one year with Miami. After transferring from Louisville, Cloyd finished with 44 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 2.0 sacks and 1,0 PBUs in 2023. Cloyd will have a tough challenge making the Ravens roster. Baltimore signed two other undrafted free-agens LBs and drafted a third.

Deen will have to compete with Bills third-round pick Dwayne Carter to make the Buffalo roster. In his sole season with Miami after transferring from Purdue, Deen had 18 tackles, 5.5 TFLs and 2.5 sacks. At 6'2 and 280 pounds Deen is undersized for a DT.

Cohen going undrafted was a surprise. Consensus projections had Cohen being selected in the fifth round. Cleveland drafted Michigan guard Zak Zinter in the third round. Cohen will have to compete with Zinter to earn a roster spot. The Browns also signed two other OL as undrafted free agents.

After being projected as a fifth-round pick, Taylor was undrafted. Taylor signed with the Jets partially because they did not Adraft a defensive lineman and per reports to start anew in New York. Taylor has a difficult challenge to make the Jets. Ourlads currently list Taylor as a fifth-team DT.

Harrell has elite speed after running a 4.28 40-yard dash at Miami Pro Day. Inconsistency catching the ball has limited Harrell's playing time throughout his college career at Louisville, Alabama and Miami. Harrell could have promise as a return man in the NFL, but does not have a lot of special teams experience.

Couch is an ultra-experienced defensive back with 61 games and 34 starts over five seasons with Miami. At 5'10 and 175 pounds, Couch is slightly undersized. Canes Warning partner site the Jet Press called the Jets CB room the best in the NFL. Couch will have a difficult time making the Jets, but could have other opportunities.

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Williams is the projected second-team strong safety for Tennessee behind Amani Hooker. Expect Tennessee to utilize Williams as a hybrid linebacker safety. In 2024, Williams lined up 253 times in the box and 299 times as the deep safety. Expect Williams to play closer to the line of scrimmage in the NFL.