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May 09, 2014

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jgatsby1112

-First....in the draft? A new streak!

86Cane

Second round pick?

CaneRock

"Is Brooklyn in the house?"...NOPE! Heat win baby!

Terrance Sullivan

We wont have a pick until probably the 4th round.

CaneRock

Bruce Feldman ✔ @BruceFeldmanCFB

25% of the first-round picks are Florida kids: Bortles, Watkins, Mack, Shazier, Pryor, Clinton-Dix, Benjamin, Bridgewater.

Retweeted by Manny Navarro

CaneRock

"Now, let us try to discern what that means?"

Weed is a HELLUVA! drug.

Terrance Sullivan

Our Canes have a long way to go to get back to the top. LOL Rock Brooklyn and Portland are done like Grandma's Biscuits.

CaneRock

Terrance, I'm surprised that Brooklyn, isn't using Garnett, the same way that Miami is using Bosh. Meaning, let KG stretch the defense out with His mid-range game, so Johnson & Williams can have an open lane to attack. And I agree with you on the Portland/SA series, IT'S A WRAP! for Portland.

CaneRock

### Despite the fact there was criticism of Dolphins veterans for forcing rookies to pay for a meal for them last season, Mike Pouncey tweeted tonight after the James selection: "Great pick! I can't wait for the gifts he's getting us. LOL."

Warren Sapp responded to Pouncey's tweet: "Some folks been dumb a long time."

Terrance Sullivan

### Despite the fact there was criticism of Dolphins veterans for forcing rookies to pay for a meal for them last season, Mike Pouncey tweeted tonight after the James selection: "Great pick! I can't wait for the gifts he's getting us. LOL."

Warren Sapp responded to Pouncey's tweet: "Some folks been dumb a long time."

Posted by: CaneRock | May 09, 2014 at 01:25 AM
LOL another dumb Croc. I am so not surprised LOL. Great line by Sapp hahaha.

Old Skool

Didn't Pouncey wear the "Free Aaron Hernandez" shirt?

The guy probably learned everything he knows from a blocking sled.

UMike

Bridgewater, Watkins and Benjamin...3 guys that could of been Canes taken in the 1st. Hope this trend changes soon. Flowers will be our next 1st rounder imo

BigWindyCane1

Too many first round picks who played high school football in Florida but did not attend the U. Time to get some of these recruits from the state of Miami!

Ohio_Cane

Golden had a shot at NONE of these kids being drafted, so the amount of Fla kids selected in the 1st doesn't bother me. The new trend begins next year.

UMike

I never said Golden, I mean the UM program... but Golden has missed on his share of highly regarding HS recruits. Obviously we dont know if they will be drafted or not lol... I do think the next few years we will have some high (1-3 rounds) picks with Flowers, Duke, Perryman, Howard etc. Then again this time last year I thought Morris and Henderson would go high lol

BEERicane

Henderson went high. That much we know

UMike

haha Beer

UMike

So Sterling magically is now caught on tape saying he isnt a racist lol... what a tool

UMike

I told my girls if they win a trophy in the softball tournament this weekend they can cut/shave my hair however they like... should be a stressful weekend lol

Ohio_Cane

Don't make bets you're not comfortable with paying lol

UMike

My hair grows quick lol

86Cane

Henderson went high. That much we know

Posted by: BEERicane | May 09, 2014 at 08:04 AM

There IT is right there.

Ohio_Cane

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Hassan


Allen Hurns

Position: Wide receiver
Size: 6-2, 198
Recapping Miami career: Hurns set Miami’s single season receiving record in 2013 with 1,162 yards while also totaling six touchdowns. He finished his career ranked seventh in UM history with 1,891 yards and 14 touchdowns. Hurns started 26 games during his career.
Strengths: Where Hurns separates himself from most prospects in this draft is his incredible work ethic. Hurns is a self-made player in a lot of ways that will work his way into being successful at whatever level he plays.
Weakness: Hurns doesn’t posses the elite physical tools that the NFL looks for in wide receivers. Hurns isn’t the biggest receiver and he doesn’t have elite speed or quickness. Wide receiver is a position that NFL teams value measurables and Hurns doesn’t standout in this regard.
Projected round picked: 5th-7th. Due to the depth at receiver in this year’s draft and his lack of elite physical attributes, Hurns will likely be a late round situation. Hurns will be a great value pick in the later rounds and will likely out produce his draft pick if he slides late.

Stephen Morris

Position: Quarterback
Size: 6-2, 215
Recapping Miami career: Morris finished his UM career third in career passing yards (7,896) and touchdowns (49). He completed 57 percent of his career passing attempts and also threw 30 interceptions. Morris’ best season was as a junior in 2012 when he threw for 3,345 yards with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Strengths: Morris has the arm strength that makes NFL scouts drool. Morris can make every throw required at the NFL level and throws a beautiful deep ball that can get behind a secondary. Morris is also sharp in the film room and is a very coachable player. He is a streaky player that can look as good as any quarterback in the country when he is at his best.
Weakness: Morris lacked consistency during his Miami career and he didn’t have impressive outings against ranked teams while at UM. Morris showed a tendency to trust his arm strength too much at times and forced some deep shots. He also struggled with accuracy during his senior season, but, to be fair, he was playing through an achilles injury.
Projected round picked: 5th-7th. Morris is the perfect candidate for a team to draft late and develop for a few years without playing. Morris has the tools the NFL is looking for. He just needs further refining.

Seantrel Henderson

Position: Offensive tackle
Size: 6-7, 335
Recapping Miami career: Henderson was a four year start at right tackle for Miami. He started a total of 26 games over the course of four seasons. Henderson was voted third team All-ACC as a senior.
Strengths: Based on just talent alone, Henderson should easily be the first player from Miami taken. Henderson’s talent and athleticism for a player of his size warrants a late first round or second round pick. Henderson has the ability to be a ten year starter at right tackle in the NFL. He has the strength to be a great run blocker and the athleticism to thwart pass rushers. Henderson can be as good as he wants to be.
Weakness: Due to a lack of work ethic and focus, Henderson never fulfilled his vast potential at Miami and is often a distraction to the team. Henderson has all the physical tools to be a great football player, but the question with him always surrounds his focus and love of the game. Henderson has been given multiple chances to prove he is willing to focus on football and he has slipped up each time. Henderson was one of the players who tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Draft Combine.
Projected round picked: 3rd-Undrafted. Henderson is difficult to project. A team could overlook his off the field issues and decide his talent is too great to pass up and take him as high as the third or fourth round. He could also be a player teams don’t want to touch because of his off the field issues and go undrafted. Henderson is an example of why players need to handle their business on and off the field.

Brandon Linder

Position: Offensive Guard
Size: 6-6, 320
Recapping Miami career: Linder was a four year starter for Miami, starting all of Miami’s 37 games over the last three seasons. Linder was voted second team All-ACC in 2013 and was voted the offensive MVP for the team.
Strengths: Linder is a versatile offensive lineman that can help at any position on the offensive line. Even if Linder is unable to win a starting job in the NFL, he can be a valuable member of the team because he can be that sixth lineman that can fill in anywhere if a starter goes down. Linder has sound technique and is a total team player.
Weakness: Linder is not the most athletic offensive line prospect. He improved his footwork during his senior season at UM, but he still doesn’t posses the athleticism of the top level offensive linemen in this draft.
Projected round picked: 5th-7th. Linder will be a value pick in the late rounds because of his versatility. He has the work ethic to be in the NFL for a long time.

Pat O’Donnell

Position: Punter
Size: 6-5, 220
Recapping Miami career: O’Donnell played one season at Miami as a graduate transfer in 2013. He set a Miami single season record for averaging 47 yards per punt and finished the season with punts of over 50 yards in eight straight games. O’Donnell was voted a second team All-American by USA Today.
Strengths: O’Donnell is the kind of physical specimen you find in the NFL at punter. At the NFL combine, O’Donnell ran a 4.6 in the 40 and bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times. O’Donnell has a strong leg and showed the ability to also be accurate with his punts last season.
Weakness: It is hard to find a weakness with O’Donnell’s ability at punter. He possesses all the characteristics an NFL team could want.
Projected round picked: 7th-Undrafted. Punters typically don’t get drafted until the seven round. If O’Donnell doesn’t get picked, he will be one of the top undrafted free agents and will compete for a starting job.

Jared Wheeler

Position: Offensive Guard/Center
Size: 6-5, 315
Recapping Miami career: Wheeler started six games as a senior in 2013 at both guard positions and center. Won the Unsung Hero Award for Miami at the end of the season.
Strengths: Wheeler played with a high motor during his senior season at Miami and was one of the better run blockers on the team. Wheeler also has the size that NFL teams look for at guard or center.
Weakness: Wheeler isn’t the most athletic offensive lineman and is a late bloomer, so there isn’t much tape on him because he really only played one season at Miami.
Projected round picked: 7th-Undrafted. It would be surprising if Wheeler was drafted. He will likely have to make a team via the undrafted free agent route.

Curtis Porter

Position: Defensive Tackle
Size: 6-1, 325
Recapping Miami career:
Strengths: Porter has a wide body and is a strong player with very strong hands that can get offensive linemen off of him. Porter is at his best taking up space on the defensive line and helping stop the run.
Weakness: Porter doesn’t always play with the greatest effort and has a long history of injuries at Miami. The UM coaching staffs often found Porter difficult to work with because of his lack of effort at times.
Projected round picked: 7th-Undrafted. It would be a surprise if Porter was drafted just because of his injury history. Porter will have to prove himself as an undrafted free agent.

Shayon Green

Position: Defensive End
Size: 6-1, 255
Recapping Miami career: Green overcame two serious knee injuries and started 25 games as a junior and senior. Green finished his senior season with 68 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, and one forced fumble. Green was voted as Miami’s team leader in 2013.
Projected round picked: 7th-Undrafted. Green will likely not get drafted and will have to prove himself as an undrafted free agent.
Strengths: Green has the type of attitude and work ethic every coach would want in a player. Green is a very hard worker that will perfectly execute any game plan that a coach lays out. Green showed that he is athletic as well, running a 4.62 in the 40 at the UM pro day and bench pressing 225 pounds 34 times.
Weakness: Green isn’t overly explosive and wasn’t necessarily a playmaker for the UM defense over the past two years. He will also have to show he can play linebacker at the next level. At Miami he was a defensive end.

Jimmy Gaines

Position: Linebacker
Size: 6-1, 235
Recapping Miami career: Gaines started 27 games during his Miami career. He started all 13 games during his senior season and finished with 83 tackles and one forced fumble.
Strengths: Gaines is a smart player that understands what coaches want from him and how to execute his assignment.
Weakness: Gaines isn’t overly athletic and really struggles when having to make plays in space and defend the pass.
Projected round picked: 7th-Undrafted. It would be a surprise for Gaines to be drafted.

Erik Swoope

Position: Tight end
Size: 6-5, 230
Recapping Miami career: Swoope played basketball for the Hurricanes. He was an undersized power forward that averaged five points and three rebounds during his senior year.
Projected round picked: 7th-Undrafted Free Agent. Swoope is hoping to be the next ex-college basketball player that makes the transition to NFL tight end. Swoope certainly has the required athleticism and build to be successful on the football field and a team may be willing to spend a late round pick on him to develop him for the future.


****Trends*****


So looking at this we have guys with Talent

Morris, Henderson who never really developed because of a few reasons

and we have guys who are not too athletic.... The rest.... This was an issue, these guys all started here, old Miami teams were UBER Athletic, we can't have marginal athletes starting at Miami. Luckily this year all their replacements are upgrades athletically.

one guy did his thing that is O'donnel who we was lucky to get as a transfer


CaneRock

Manny:

If you are a high school football recruit and you aren't considered a four- or five-star recruit there is no need to panic. Your chances of being a future NFL first round pick aren't impossible.

Don't believe me? I spent this afternoon looking up the recruiting backgrounds of the Top 50 NFL Draft Prospects according to ESPN and found some intriguing information on how many stars they were given in high school.

Of the top 50 players expected to be taken over the next three days, Rivals.com rated 26 either 4- or 5-star recruits and 24 were 3-star recruits or worse according to the scouting website.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/hssports/2014/05/almost-half-of-top-50-nfl-draft-prospects-were-3-star-high-school-recruits-or-worse.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

I told my girls if they win a trophy in the softball tournament this weekend they can cut/shave my hair however they like... should be a stressful weekend lol

Posted by: UMike | May 09, 2014 at 08:39 AM

UMike, you should've negotiated the "however they like" part LMAO! They're gonna have UMike walkin' around here with that Super Duper George Jefferson Sunroof.

VA Cane

I think O'Donnell and Linder are the best players representing the U. Pat will be a great pick for someone; can you say Ray Guy. You need a punter. Guy made a huge difference for Oakland, maybe the best ever. He was a great Raider. Linder is a good kid, needs to develop his footwork and be more aggressive. Both strong character people.

Hurns is a good player not much on blocking but could play. Henderson was a bust considering his ceiling out of HS. He has character issues and is lazy. I think the rest of the guys, though good people, leave a lot to be desired regarding NFL talent. They are reaches at best and like Hassan says they will have to make a team as FA. Look at that list. These guys were just names in a program who did not stand out in college, even Morris. This is the NFL. I hope all of them get a chance to play; I hope SH finds his way and maybe gets there.

Gone are the days when UM picks were standard equipment. One of the idiot talking heads was talking about Bama and Saban has 9 1st rounders in the last 3 years? Really? No doubt he has developed talent, but please. Our numbers speak for themselves. It is just tragic that it has been a long time since players from the U are coveted. Our players are now projects who were good, but played for staffs that did not develop them., They are basically projects to be developed. That hurts deeply.

VA Cane

Mike I hope they shave your head and grind it!!!!! Just kidding buddy!!!!

I think it is great that you, Ohio and others take the time to be involved in sports with kids. I am sure you try to teach them the sports end of it, and I would say you are teaching life skills to these wonderful young people. I am proud to say I know all of you involved with our young people. Never stop doing it! Keep up the good work!!

I hope I can call you Bald U Mike!!!!!

Go Canes

I'm starting to think only our only picks will be a punter and an offensive lineman.

At this point I would't be surprised if Seantrel and Morris went undrafted. This draft is one of the deepest in recent memory and when you see major guys like Marquis Lee, Carr and Jernigan not going in the first round, it shows the depth of talent there is out there this year.

UMike

VA... these girls arent an All-Star or select team and we really only have 2-3 good players, but me and the other coaches promised to keep our girls together and coach them up the best we could and have fun doing it. Our first year together we basically got the left overs as far as players, but they were OUR girls and we were glad to have them. Ages range from 9-12 and we just started 12 & under play when half our girls could still play 10 & under, they just moved up with us. We have never wont a trophy at a tournament, largely because these pu$$y coaches from "select" teams enter rec only tournaments. This tournament is truly rec only and we got a real shot so I wanted to give them some motivation. I hope I have a funny pic to share come next week.

Go Canes.. I think a team (maybe even the Dolphins) will take a chance on Morris in the later rounds. His arm cant be denied if they feel they can coach him up he could be a steal. Same with SH, someone will take a shot cause of the talent level and potential. Every year teams take chances and risks

CaneRock

I think Shayon Green's Pro Day, coupled with His versatility at Miami, could've bumped em' up to the 5th or 6th round.

And Porter was "difficult to work with"?...that's news to me. But let's face it, Porter was playing outta position as a 3-4 NG. At His best, Porter was a better 1-Technique 1 gap penetrator.

VA Cane

I think it is so important you people who coach, teach, guide, and mentor do so. I am certain it is a passion with you; remember your players need you as a life coach. Keep going at it; you are building our foundation and our future!!

You will meet haters, put down artists, jealous people who are not willing to put forth the effort. They will try to beat you down, make snide remarks, try to sap your energy, and generally attack your character and moral fiber. We all know how that works as we have such folks amongst us!! Here is a battle cry; an inspirational saying.

When I was 15, I went out for varsity as a sophomore. The first day I was so discouraged. The next day, I came home and I found this say on parchment in beautiful calligraphy in a frame. It was from my father, who showed ME the life plan. It is meaningful, moving and will inspire you to new heights. It hangs on my wall 40 years later!!!! I made varsity that year, and the first punt I ever fielded I went 87 yards. The ride has never stopped; content of ones heart...Thank you MLK!!!!


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

Wise words from the great rough Rider!!! Write it down, and when the haters beat on you, read it to yourself; then resume your attack knowing you shall never be a cold and timid soul!!!!

JMO VAC

UMike

VA.. it is truly a passion.. I love these kids so much and I have been blessed to have met some really good people doing it. I know when I was a kid basketball and track where the only thing that kept me out of trouble. When my friends were robbing houses, I was at practice. For some reason even your toughest friends will "let it slide" when it comes to sports. Now I dont live in an area where there is much trouble to be found, but none the less these kids need to be encouraged and loved cause who knows if they get it at home. I have kids that I coached when they were 5 or 6 and now are about to hit middle school and every time they see me run up to me "Coach Mike". Outside of family, my life revolves around coaching and being involved. I assure you 15-20 yeas ago I could never of imagined doing this and it is a true blessing. I'm also active with the church youth group and have spoke to make youth students about my life, gang violence, drugs etc and how to not make those decisions. I dont have a lot of material wealth, but Im dame sure a rich man!

VA Cane

Mike,

I love your thoughts and passion for your kids. To make a difference in a child,s life is the most rewarding thing a person can do. To take an interest, to teach, to coach, to motivate, to drive, and see the youngster succeed is a wonderful reward. Thats what I felt when I saw my big guy Morgan Moses cross that stage last night. I know some will doubt me, but if I had a choice of a million dollars in the bank or the feeling in my heart from developing young people through coaching and mentoring. I take the feeling!!!! That million does not mean anything, because these kids make that pale in comparison!!!

86Cane

Rock...we all know that the star system if seriously flawed. There are as many 5 star busts as there are 3 star successes. It may be one indicator of POTENTIAL but it does not correlate with prediciting success at any higher level except maybe what they did in HS against lesser competition.

86Cane

Go Canes.. I think a team (maybe even the Dolphins) will take a chance on Morris in the later rounds. His arm cant be denied if they feel they can coach him up he could be a steal. Same with SH, someone will take a shot cause of the talent level and potential. Every year teams take chances and risks

Posted by: UMike | May 09, 2014 at 10:34 AM

I actually think the Dolphins are in play for both Morris and Henderson. Would not surprise me to see the Fish pick one or both IF they are still sitting around in rounds 6 or 7.

86Cane

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

Posted by: VA Cane | May 09, 2014 at 10:42 AM

BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ ON CANESPACE.

Ohio_Cane

NO team will let Seantrel go undrafted because of some weed and effort issues. He's to much of a physical freak to not have SOME team take a chance on him, regardless of how late in the draft that happens.

I'll shave my head if he doesn't get drafted. *In my UMike voice* LOL

Willie Will in Missouri

So Teddy "Throat Slashing the U" Bridgewater got drafted in the 1st round, I know some people are happy for him not me. I didn't care one way or the other about the guy and seem like he was okay but when he pulled that ish. He was dead to me. JMO.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | May 09, 2014 at 12:20 AM

You damn straight!! If its F da U, then its F U!!

UMike

86.. from what I have read the Dolphins had had private talks with Morris.

Ohio, I agree. He is too talented to not pick up late.. its worth the risk.

Go Canes

Just interesting when I heard last night this could be the deepest draft in a decade.

Hope they do get taken, especially Morris.

If Seantrel doesn't I won't care because to me there is nothing worse than lacking discipline, especially when it leads to wasting such a unique talent.

He will have brought it on himself.

UMike

I wouldnt be surprised it they went undrafted, and I agree it is a deep draft, but I think they will.

VA Cane

Check my new picture by clicking on VA Cane. This is myself and Morgan Moses; he is not quite 13 at the time and we had just won the Hopewell Bowl. I am 5' 7" 150 or so....you knew he was gonnna be a big boy. He was huge at 6!!!!!!!

SinisterCane

The punter will get drafted first, lol

canezilla

EVERY GAME COUNTS THE NEXT TWO WEEKENDS TO HOST A SUPER!!! GO BASEBALL CANES

canezilla

MORRIS WILL NOT BE ON A 3DEEP NFL SQUAD NEXT YEAR..

Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2013 on Be Careful What U Wish For at Canespace
JUST SAYING THO

86Cane

And on that note, the new blog is up!

thirstybuzzardcane

I would never touch Morris in the draft.....He can't see the field very good. If you've seen games in person, you would not believe all the open receivers he misses......Even his receivers/TE were pissed and got on to him. I was getting so frustrated watching the kid play!!!

Ohio_Cane

LAST!

4-Real

Go Canes, no need 2 cheer against Henderson as if he did sumthin 2 you personally bro! Afterall, the kid is still a HURRICANE!!!

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