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Hurricane Season: Tracking the Canes

Posted by Cheyenne Lawton on May 6, 2011 – 7:40 pm in: NFL Draft

This year will be a very good year, as far as Hurricane prospects being projected in the early rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft. With this years class of draft eligible Canes, I am looking forward to seeing big numbers from four Canes in particular.

Travis Benjamin Sr. WR- Has added 6 lbs. during the offseason. “The weight will help me become more physical. The more weight I add the more power I will gain. Although I was in track, it was a good thing  I added the weight, because I knew my speed would stay consistant.” If he can limit his drops this season, he will become a much better WR. I expect him to have the 2nd fastest, if not the fastest combine 40 time next year in Indianapolis, behind Jeffery Demps. This year Benjamin broke Santana Moss’ 11-year old record in the indoor track & field 60 meter dash event, with a blazing time of 6.70 seconds.

Lamar Miller RS-So. RB- Who is only a Sophomore will be expected to take on the bulk of the carries this year, with Damien Berry and Graig Cooper leaving due to graduation. Although Miller will most likely become the starter after an excellent Spring Game, he will share the load with returning RB’s Mike James and Storm Johnson. One of the most unique things to know about Miller, is he also is a track guy which is a plus for a Miami team, who has always been known as a speed school. As of late the Canes have been lacking the recognition over the past couple of years. This year he ran 6.79 seconds in the indoor track & field 60 meter dash event. When it is all said and done, Lamar Miller will be on a list with a long line of GREAT RB’s, to come out of the University of Miami (FL). I can almost guarantee if he comes out after this season, he will be a 1st-2nd Round guy in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Vaughn Telemaque Jr. S- Is a fierce competitor to me who came off as the most underrated Safety prospect in college football all of last year. Last year was just a taste test, of what he has to offer with his 58 total tackles, 32 solo, 1 forced fumble, 3 interceptions. Telemaque may have not been on the radar last year as a potential top prospect, but he will be one to keep your eye on all season long.

Ray Ray Armstrong Jr. S- Of all the Cane prospects who are on the 2012 NFL Draft radar, Armstrong has the highest ceiling to become a lock for the 1st Round. He may be a very rangy player with a size and number reminiscent of the late GREAT Sean Taylor, but don’t be confused at all, because no one compares to Taylor.  He is somewhat of a ballhawk, but the only knock I have on him is, that he does not dominate a game or change it from the secondary like he should.

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