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April 26, 2015

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Travis Benjamin

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Devin BearDownChicagoBear Hester

His Royal Dudeness

Edge.

CaneRock

Santana.

CaneRock


Tru dat Cassidy are him up for real. Check out trav of team arliss that dude is raw!!

Posted by: Elliott | April 26, 2015 at 10:25 PM

I think FW got that one. I've never felt Cassidy, He's always sounded like a Big L knockoff to me.

Terrance Sullivan

Our Canes need to go like 11-1 the rest of the way in our baseball season. Need to win the ACC baseball tournament. Go Canes.

KYcane

@CanesRowing's 1V8+ Finishes Second at UCF

www.hurricanesports.com

KYcane

@MiamiTrack Excels at UF Tom Jones Meet

www.hurricanesports.com

thirstybuzzardcane

Yesterday was probably one of the hottest sporting events I've ever been to!!! When I got in my truck, the temperature read 101 degrees....With the wind chill, I think it got to 93 degrees!!! Thank God for the breeze!!!

Glad to see the bats come alive yesterday!!

Ohio_Cane

Man, Antonio Crawford to WVU? Odd choice.

Go Canes

@DanWolken: Wow. Vegas has Ohio State as a three-touchdown favorite at Va Tech https://t.co/vQnHaTvlSK

J'Ville Cane

SUNDAY BUZZ COLUMN

The question you keep hearing about this UM draft class, which has eight or nine draftable players and several others who will be in NFL camps, keeps being asked in different ways.

Here's how one NFC scout phrased it: How could this team go 6-7 with more legitimate draft-eligible prospects than Oregon? ESPN’s Jon Gruden said last week he’s “shocked” Miami didn’t win more games.

What evaluators are saying about the prospects in this UM draft class:

### Receiver Phillip Dorsett. ESPN’s Mel Kiper says he’s one of the top 20 players in the draft and has risen to first-round status. Kiper draws comparisons to Colts and former FIU receiver T.Y. Hilton…

Gruden wonders if there’s a “faster, more dynamic player” in the draft… NFC scout: “He plays bigger than his size. He’s tough. He blocks. He’s a complete package. Has return skills. He will be a good No. 2 receiver and could start as a slot guy now. There’s no question about his courage and willingness to go across the middle of the field.”…

GM Jr. draft analyst Russ Lande, who serves as scouting director for the CFL's Montreal team, said of Dorsett: “Really helped himself at the Senior Bowl. He will really move up boards.”… ESPN’s Todd McShay: “It wouldn't be surprising at all to see him go in the first round.”

### Offensive tackle Ereck Flowers. Gruden predicts he will be a Pro Bowl player… Kiper has him going 20th to 32nd…. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock: “He’s so raw and so young but so gifted. He’s big, he’s long, great feet. He’s a potential Pro Bowl right tackle. A lot of technique he will have to clean up. He will go somewhere in the first round.”…

Sporting News' Lande: “This kid is more athletic than any tackle out there. He could be a superstar in two years.”… NFC scout: “He’s the best player in their class. Love his size and athletic ability.”… McShay: “Flowers and Pitt's T.J. Clemmings are the two pure right tackle prospects who could go in the back half of the first round, and, in my opinion, Flowers is the better player. I imagine he'll go off the board at some point toward the end of Round 1.”

### Linebacker Denzel Perryman. Mayock: “Second or third round. Some questions about whether he can cover people. Reminds me of Jon Beason. Everybody said he was too small. All Perryman does is make plays.”…..

NFC scout: “He’s a leader and winner. But he’s 5-10, and if you are an undersized guy, you better be fast and I don’t think he’s fast enough. With his size, he’s vulnerable against tight ends. Tight ends will push him away. To me, he’s primarily a special teams player.”

### Tight end Clive Walford. Kiper says he’s a second-rounder… Lande: “Athletically, he’s as good as [Minnesota’s] Max Williams [a projected first-round pick], but not nearly as good a player.”..

NFC scout: “Love how he played against Florida State and North Carolina but I wish you would have seen more consistency. He’s got first-round ability, but he’s erratic. He should be able to block defensive ends one on one.”… McShay: “He could wind up landing in the late second round or early third.”

### Running back Duke Johnson. NFC scout: “I see him as a third-down back. Has speed, quickness, a willing pass blocker. He’s a powerfully built kid but he’s also tiny [5-9, 206 pounds]. You talk about picking up 6-3, 250-pound linebackers on blitzes, and that’s difficult at his size. He will be a part of a rotation but he won’t be able to carry the load at that size. I don’t see him as a frontline back.”… Kiper says he’s a third- or fourth-rounder….

Lande: “A little upright as a runner, and I don’t see premier speed. Guys can track him down from behind. A poor man’s Darren Sproles. But he breaks tackles more than I would expect for a guy his size.”…

McShay: “Among the running back prospects in this year's class, Johnson offers some of the best skills as a pass-catcher. I did talk to one scout, however, who raised concerns about Johnson's ability to stay on the field, in terms of his toughness and because of his smaller frame. If teams are worried he could miss multiple games each year, that will certainly hurt his stock. When he's on the field, he provides a lot in terms of his third-down capabilities and big-play ability.”

### Others, Kiper said, will be taken late: Defensive end Anthony Chickillo. NFC scout: “He’s smart, tough, instinctive and knows how to get to the football. Probably a fifth lineman on a team.”… Lande: “Not a real explosive kid. He’s a tweener. Not a starting talent.”…

CBS’ Dane Brugler: “His play leveled off and he might have peaked early in regards to his development. His senior tape looked too similar to his freshman tape. Projects as a rotational left end in a 4-3."...

Cornerback Ladarius Gunter. NFC scout: “I was disappointed in him last season. Thought he would be more productive. Like his size, but he’s a backup at best.” …Lande: “A lot of people were impressed with his size and athleticism. Could go higher than people thing.”…

Offensive lineman Jon Feliciano. NFC scout: “Ornery and tough. [Jaguars and ex-Hurricanes tackle] Brandon Linder was a better athlete, but I kind of like the kid. Later-round pick.” Kiper said Feliciano and Shane McDermott will be NFL players.

### Among potential free agents (Olsen Pierre, Thurston Armbrister, Ryan Williams), the Dolphins indicated they liked Williams’ audition for them and Green Bay brought him in.

CaneRock

Between Baylor & TCU, Crawford will definitely be seeing the field.

CaneRock

Brugler doesn't know what He's talkin' about...BIG difference in what they asked Chick to do His first 2 years, and His last 2 years...BIG difference.

Ohio_Cane

Man, lots of disrespect towards UM's all-time leading rusher...

thirstybuzzardcane


Man, lots of disrespect towards UM's all-time leading rusher...

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 27, 2015 at 10:53 AM

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I actually agree with Mel Kiper. Duke is a third down back and should be drafted 4th or 5th round......I love Duke, but really don't think he's big enough to take big hits. He also doesn't have that break away speed.

thirstybuzzardcane

^^^Sorry, it was a NFL scout not Kiper that said that^^^^

thirstybuzzardcane

Hope the Phins can steal Perryman in the second round. Dolphins should try to trade there 14th pick and try get a 3rd rounder out of it!!

trianglecane


I actually agree with Mel Kiper. Duke is a third down back and should be drafted 4th or 5th round......I love Duke, but really don't think he's big enough to take big hits. He also doesn't have that break away speed.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 27, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Wow.. Duke doesn't have break away speed? He can't beat everyone, but he can run away from most. I guess that scout only watched his combine 40... absolutely no games.

A lot of these scouts throw mud to better position themselves for the draft.

thirstybuzzardcane

Duke always got caught from behind on a long run....If he had break away speed that wouldn't happen.

Terrance Sullivan

Apparently the Homecoming game will be against Virginia on November 7th.

Go Canes

Duke will go in round 3. He can't survive being pounded as an every down back, but does everything well to exceptional and will be a great value for any team that drafts him there.

thirstybuzzardcane

Duke does have a nasty stiff arm, which will help out a lot.

thirstybuzzardcane

And Duke has a tendency to fumble the ball in big time situations....NFL teams hate that!!!!

Go Canes

@Manny_Navarro: NFLNation mock draft has #Canes OT Ereck Flowers going ninth to #Giants

Go Canes

I'd be surprised to see him go that high.

He's super talented but may be a little too raw to go top
10.

His Royal Dudeness

A question for the guys that really know baseball: why can't a baserunner use all of the dirt between 1st and 2nd to get out of a rundown?

Demons

Good question, where is that imaginary line , always wondered about that

trianglecane

thirsty,

if he didn't have break away speed, he wouldn't have long runs. I guess it is all how you look at it.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Demons | April 27, 2015 at 01:46 PM

Wouldn't it be better if there were nasty juke moves out there? I think so.

Also, this crap that the NL should have a DH because Wainwright got hurt swinging is BS. Lol, cause he couldn't blow out his leg any other way *sarcarm*

thirstybuzzardcane


A question for the guys that really know baseball: why can't a baserunner use all of the dirt between 1st and 2nd to get out of a rundown?

Posted by: The Dude | April 27, 2015 at 01:39 PM


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I've been doing little league (District 17) umpiring for 7 years now and have done states @ all ages (9-18 year olds) the past 5 years. Once the runner has established his base path (line), he only has 3 feet on each side of that line that he's allowed to be in.

So for example, say there's a dropped 3rd strike and the batter is heading back to his dug out and doesn't realize it's a drop 3rd strike....If he hasn't set foot inside his dugout, he can still run to 1st, in which his baseline would have been established where he took off from.

thirstybuzzardcane


I'd be surprised to see him go that high.

He's super talented but may be a little too raw to go top
10.

Posted by: Go Canes | April 27, 2015 at 01:29 PM


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It's very scary that I'm agreeing with Go Canes lately!!!.....LOL!!! Just kidding buddy!!

thirstybuzzardcane


if he didn't have break away speed, he wouldn't have long runs. I guess it is all how you look at it.

Posted by: trianglecane | April 27, 2015 at 01:54 PM


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I see your point. Duke's excellent acceleration speed is the cause for his long runs. Break away speed is finishing for a touchdown. Now Lamar Miller had break away speed!!

RCCF

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2015/4/27/8465741/2015-nfl-draft-phillip-dorsett-miami-scouting-report-breakdown

Oh My!!!! I Mean Oooooooh My...

thirstybuzzardcane

Posted by: RCCF | April 27, 2015 at 04:06 PM

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It's either the coach's fault or Brad Kaaya's.

RCCF

Just more creativity that's all...
Win Games and Everyone Wins...
It Either Gets Better or It Gets Better.

Canezitis

Ouch. You mad bro? Lol

Canezitis

Maybe the coaches didn't want him to really on just one guy too much and emphasized spreading the ball around? Just like the writer, I don't have clue. I can only hate Dorsett for one game: notre dame last year. Other than that he was great when he got the ball.

Terrance Sullivan

The Notre Dame game was in 2012 FYI.

Go Canes

Look who's third:

@LivingCrimson: #Alabama with 4th toughest 2015 schedule (opponent records) per NCAA.
http://t.co/us2xFW2bAk via @philsteele042 #CFB http://t.co/8jaWr64S3E

Lurker

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2015/4/27/8465741/2015-nfl-draft-phillip-dorsett-miami-scouting-report-breakdown

Oh My!!!! I Mean Oooooooh My...

Posted by: RCCF | April 27, 2015 at 04:06 PM

The writer of this piece has absolutely no future in sports writing.

If I were him, i'd be more concerned about that than to whether Dorsett got the ball enough or not

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: RCCF | April 27, 2015 at 04:06 PM

They're in over their heads.

WWIN

Oh My!!!! I Mean Oooooooh My...

Posted by: RCCF | April 27, 2015 at 04:06 PM

I think CoCane wrote that article lol! Doesn't this guy know that you have to feed the rock to your RB's to keep your defense off the field lol? Run it to da left, run it to da right... lol

That article was on point, I said those same things!!! You have to atleast throw him 2-3 deep balls a game even if you just throw it thru the end zone!

WWIN

^^^^^^^
He shoulda been used like Amari Cooper at bama!

Terrance Sullivan

The Dude U know Ferguson is a suburb of St. Louis. Last I checked St. Louis isn't small. This is beyond sad on all levels. That is all I got to say.

His Royal Dudeness

I've been to Ferguson a few times TS, my point is St. Louis is midwest, Baltimore is a major eastern city, New York, Philly, DC, Boston, Pittsburg.

His Royal Dudeness

What happens in Baltimore will have more influence than St. Louis.

Terrance Sullivan

Very True the Dude.

thirstybuzzardcane

Influence on what? How idiotic these people are who are rioting!

thirstybuzzardcane

Way to stay classy Baltimore!!!!

His Royal Dudeness

What are your feelings on Thomas Jefferson TBC?

Terrance Sullivan

It's sad all the way around. Point blank. No winners only losers. Smdh. Well hopefully our Canes baseball team bounces back and win like 9 of the last 11 games on their schedule. Go Canes.

thirstybuzzardcane

Well said Terrance....well said!!!!

TonyCane

Successful weekend for my son's AAU team! They finished first in a big tournament this weekend that had teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Dakota, and Miami. My son nailed three consecutive three pointers to give his team their first lead in the championship game.

WWIN

Posted by: TonyCane | April 27, 2015 at 10:50 PM

Great! What team does your son play on and what grade is he in?

UMike

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2015/4/27/8465741/2015-nfl-draft-phillip-dorsett-miami-scouting-report-breakdown

Oh My!!!! I Mean Oooooooh My...

Posted by: RCCF | April 27, 2015 at 04:06 PM

The writer of this piece has absolutely no future in sports writing.

If I were him, i'd be more concerned about that than to whether Dorsett got the ball enough or not

Posted by: Lurker | April 27, 2015 at 07:16 PM

I agree he has no future as a writer, but he does have some good points on the subject he is writing about.

UMike

I really hope Coley comes more into his own this year as an OC. IMO Golden has handcuffed him a bit. If he does he prolly wont be around long, but it will help us become successful again lol

Go Canes

@mattyports: Recruiting rankings differ, or, the curious case of Miami commit Tyler Byrd: http://t.co/O2EcLM5oQz http://t.co/cv7WesFREt

Go Canes

@GoldenAl: Watch the Transformation of our Facilities. #TheNewU #TransformationTuesday http://t.co/oKs57MawFg

UMike

Go Canes..do you have a direct link? I cant get on Twitter here at my day job lol

Go Canes

Try this one buddy:

https://sso.cmgdigital.com/static/server.html?origin=http%3A%2F%2Fcaneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com%2F2015%2F04%2F28%2Fmiami-hurricanes-recruiting-rankings-2016%2F#__federated=1

Terrance Sullivan

It's really sweet. Go Canes.

Go Canes

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-hurricanes/sfl-um-looking-to-add-to-and-protect-2016-recruiting-class-20150427-story.html

UMike

Still cant view link! lol dang it

NativeCane

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25165344/michael-irvin-cowboys-wouldve-won-5-super-bowls-if-jimmy-johnson-stayed

Jerry Jones ego.............hes foolin himself cause the rest of the football world knows the truth!

Ohio_Cane

Sports Illustrated has 3 Canes in the 1st round. Flowers at #10 to St. Louis, Dorsett at #16 to the Texans, and Denzel to Green Bay at #30.

UMike

Ohio..as much as I would love that...it aint happening lol

CaneRock

Anywhere from 1, to 3 1st rounders is a possibility. Although I think Walford goes 1st R before DP52...crazy.

UMike

Flowers should easily go in the 1st...and I can see a team pulling the trigger in PD4 in the first round....but not DP52. As much as I love him and his smarts, he cant cover and is a little undersized.

Terrance Sullivan

Total agreement UMIKE.

UMike

Either way should be a good draft for our Canes and a boost for recruiting as the NFLU grows bigger.

CaneRock

The thing with Walford, is I think His best football is ahead of em'...ala Jimmy Graham.

Lurker

UMike
Ohio..as much as I would love that...it aint happening lol

Posted by: UMike | April 28, 2015 at 09:43 AM


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It's possible, but the odds aren't great.

I will say we get 4-5 players in the first 4 rounds or so, with a good chance of 3-4 in the first 3 rounds with at least one in the 1st.

The question is where does Duke go? Round 3? Chick - round 5/6? Perryman, 2/3?

Go Canes

There's no way we have 3 in the 1st.

Go Canes

My final predictions:

Flowers 1st
Dorsett early 2nd
Duke and Clive 3rd
Chik 5th
Gunter, McDemott and Feliciano UDFAs

Biggest surprise long term-McDermott

Keoki

Interesting take by Dallas scout ranking the top 50 players, 4 CANES in there w Duke leading them

http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/2015/04/27/broaddus-ranking-top-50-prospects-year%E2%80%99s-nfl-draft-class


F'the Turds!


Lurker

Posted by: Go Canes | April 28, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Perryman?

Lurker

I don't think Flowers and Dorsett in the 1st are out of the question.

I also don't think those two falling to the second are out of the question either, but odds are that Flowers goes in the 1st with Dorsett a 50/50 of going in the 1st

CaneRock

I think we get 2 1st rounders, too much smoke around PD4 going 1st for me to think otherwise. I think Clive goes early 2nd.

CaneRock

3 outta 4 these guys have 2 Canes in the 1st:

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/mock-drafts

thirstybuzzardcane


My final predictions:

Flowers 1st
Dorsett early 2nd
Duke and Clive 3rd
Chik 5th
Gunter, McDemott and Feliciano UDFAs

Biggest surprise long term-McDermott

Posted by: Go Canes | April 28, 2015 at 10:53 AM


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Perryman?

thirstybuzzardcane

It will be interesting to see who the Dolphins pick! I've seen around 10 mock drafts and just about everyone has a different player for their pick.

I still think they should trade and try to get more picks!

thirstybuzzardcane

If I remember correctly, didn't Clive have the case of the butterfingers his first 3 years?

His Royal Dudeness

I have no problem drafting Perryman in the 1st. He's such a physical player he'll cause turnovers. He's not great at covering, but I don't think he's been coached well in that department. He brings the boom for your defense. These guys need to imagine just how bad Miami's D wiuld have been without him.

Terrance Sullivan

EF74 and PD4 in 1st round, DP52 2nd round, DJ8 and CW46 3rd round, AC71 5th round, JF70,SM62,LG37 7th round.Go Canes.

His Royal Dudeness

If I remember correctly, didn't Clive have the case of the butterfingers his first 3 years?

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 28, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Good Clive, Bad.Clive.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 28, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Looks good to me.

Ohio_Cane

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CaneRock

SMH...this was 3 days ago, but the media wants you to believe they didn't see yesterday coming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLrHTW-zVWk

TonyCane

Waldorf to New England, end of first round.

TonyCane

Lol...meant Walford to NE.

Lurker

Dude, or maybe it's because Perryman is limited physically in his coverage ability. You can't coach length and speed.

I'm not badmouthing him, I loved his aggression, but it can be argued he will never be a great cover guy. Good enough to play in the pros at a good level, just not great in that aspect. It's why I think he stays on the inside.

There's more than one way to look at it.

Lurker

CaneRock
SMH...this was 3 days ago, but the media wants you to believe they didn't see yesterday coming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLrHTW-zVWk

Posted by: CaneRock | April 28, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Well then you can blame the powers that run Baltimore.

Go Canes

That f-Ingrid idiot Ireland actually traded up for actually traded up for this guy.

@SiriusXMNFL: JUST IN: Per @AdamSchefter...#Dolphins DE Dion Jordan is being suspended for 2015 season for another substance abuse policy violation.

Go Canes

F-Ing idiot!

Lurker

Oregon just seems to suck in turning out good NFL players, or is it just me?

Go Canes

Wow:

@BruceFeldmanCFB: Tomorrow’s game between the Orioles and the White Sox will begin at 2:05 PM ET and will be CLOSED to the public.

VA Cane

Sad what happens on our streets; sad police seem to be over the edge and against certain people, not just black people....working people normal people....those with money buy their way out always.

It is even more of a shame people like Al Sharpton are involved; he's an agitator, publicity thrill seeker, crowding the camera, tax evader, civil rights spokesman wanna be fraud. The guy is a jerk, needs to be bulldozed....Perryman blasting him blindside would be grand!

Dr King would punch him in the face; he really would as non-violent as he was. no content of character here; surely he is an embarrassment to all Americans.

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