What did we learn from Miami football Pro Day?

Twelve recent Miami football alums took part in Pro Day on Monday at the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility. Some were trying to better their NFL Combine numbers.

Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami-Fl defensive back Kamren Kinchens (DB53) works out during
Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami-Fl defensive back Kamren Kinchens (DB53) works out during / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The eyes at Miami Football Pro Day on Monday were primarily on how the five Hurricanes who participated in the NFL Combine performed. Center Matt Lee, defensive tackle Leonard Taylor, guard Javion Cohen and safety Kamren Kinchens all had a chance to improve their NFL Combine numbers.

Safety James Williams who could play linebacker in the NFL did not participate in Miami Pro Day due to a minor groin injury per Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald. Williams ran a 4.65 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and finished 16th in the vertical jump among safeties.

Kinchens was the Miami football prospect with the most to gain on Pro Day. After a 4.65 40 at the NFL Combine, Kinchens ran a 4.56 at Pro Day. Kinchens also had 13 reps on the bench press per David Lake of Inside the U. The numbers Kinchens posted at Pro Day have dropped his draft projections.

Before the NFL Combine, Kinchens was projected as the 50th 2024 prospect by the NFL Mock Draft Database. The current projection for Kinchens is 64th. Kinchens has to hope his production on the field is embraced by an NFL team more than the numbers he produced at the Combine.

Williams told Miller Degnan he could have performed better at the NFL Combine but had to rest on Monday to stay healthy. Williams is listed as the 147th prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft. That would be in the fifth round. Miami signed Williams as a five-star safety in the 2021 Class.