Miami football alums performing well at Senior Bowl practices

Offensive lineman Javion Cohen and safeties Kamren Kinchens and James Williams have been performing well at Senior Bowl practices this week.

Oct 22, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes safety James Williams (0) celebrates
Oct 22, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes safety James Williams (0) celebrates / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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Miami football alums Javion Cohen, Kamren Kinchens and James Williams have had standout moments during the week of practice at the Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl is on Saturday with a 1 PM Eastern Time kickoff on the NFL Network. Cohen, Cohen, Kinchens and Williams are all playing on the American team.

The rosters and teams are set up like the Pro Bowl with the American and National. Terrell Williams, an assistant head coach and defensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans, is the head coach for the American. Kinchens and Williams have been working with a familiar face in Mobile, Alabama, this week.

Former Miami defensive coordinator and secondary coach Ephraim Banda leads the American Defense in the Senior Bowl. New England Patriots wide receivers coach Troy Brown is the offensive coordinator for the American. Pittsburgh Steelers assistant Isaac Williams is the American offensive line coach.

John Schmeelk of Giants.Com praised Kinchens and Williams for their performances during Senior Bowl practice this week. Kinchens is projected to be the first safety drafted as the consensus 28th overall pick to the Buffalo Bills by the NFL Mock Draft Database. Williams is the consensus 119th-ranked prospect.

"Converted Miami safety James Williams is playing linebacker and at 230 pounds made a nice play tackling a running back on a screen pass. He has the coverage skills of a safety and is not afraid to hit, which gives him a good chance to succeed at a position switch.

Kamren Kinchens...showed up at different times during practice. Kinchens was able to carry a wide receiver in deep coverage during 1-on-1's."

John Schmeelk, Giants.Com

Williams has bulked up from his playing weight at 215 pounds with Miami. Williams could a steal with the switch to linebacker. Kinchens has consistently been projected as a first-round pick over the last two seasons. Kinchens was a first-team All-American during the 2022 season.

"The highlight of the day for Cohen was tossing Florida State defensive tackle Braden Fiske to the ground with a powerful out-leveraging maneuver. Fiske opened too laterally on his rush, allowing Cohen to redirect his momentum and throw him out of the club."

Alex Katson, Chargers Wire

Cohen is projected as the 135th overall pick in 2024. That would be the fifth round. Guard Danny Isidora was the last Miami offensive lineman drafted. The Minnesota Vikings chose Isidora 180th overall in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Under Mario Cristobal, Miami OL being drafted should become a regular occurrence.

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Cohen should become the first Miami OL drafted under Cristobal. Cohen transferred to Miami from Alabama for the 2023 season. Before Miami, Cohen started 22 games during his tenure at Alabama. Cohen started all 12 regular season games at Miami at left guard in 2023.