SoCal's Thoughts on Miami draft prospects at seasons midpoint
QB Stephen Morris (Sr.)
Pros: Elite arm strength. Throws a beautiful deep and intermediate ball, even on the run. Can make all the difficult throws even to the other side of the field. Great zip and velocity and quick release. Has good mobility (prior to high ankle sprain this year). Very good skill set and won the skills competition at the Manning passing academy this summer.
Cons: Makes some very risky throws, doesn't always take what D gives him, tries to do too much and gets alot of picks as a result. Made considerable progress with reads/decision making Jr. Year under Jedd Fisch but reverted back to old habits as a Sr. Needs work with footwork and accuracy. Low floor and high ceiling so you could get anything in between, depends on how good of a QB coach he gets. Could be anywhere from Kyle Boller (low end) or Jay Cutler (high end)...so there's a wildcard factor there. Will need a year on the bench to learn.
WR Allen Hurns (Sr.)
Pros: runs great routes, knows how to get open. The QBs safety blanket, especially on third down. Good hands. Reliable, solid player with very good work ethic and character. Excellent run blocker for a WR. Very experienced.
Cons: doesnt have great speed and therefore sometimes struggles to get separation. Doesn't have great size. Could have issue getting off the line vs NFL corners.
WR Philip Dorsett (Jr.)
Pros: Big play threat. Has very good straight line speed and excellent deep threat. Explosive and a TD maker. This guy is a difference maker when he is on his game.
Cons: isn't consistent or sure handed. Had issue earlier in career with big drops in big games but improved in that regard as a Jr. Kind of a one trick pony with the deep ball. Not proficient inside the hashes, is more of just a go, post, comeback and deep cross guy. Despite straight line speed, isn't shifty and doesn't have alot of wiggle.
TE Clive Walford (R Jr.)
Pros: The "Warlord" is a ok run blocker and also a very good weapon in the passing game. Despite stocky running style, makes alot of big catches down the field and can eat up yards in a hurry. Too big for LBs. Is underrated and underutilized. If it wasn't for the fact that guys like Eric Ebron and Nick O'Leary were in his conference, he would be All-ACC. Really productive when they actually throw him the ball....great YPC.
Cons: Needs some more experience since he has split time with other TEs, but is a really underrated TE prospect. If he returns for his senior year, he could be a first rounder in 2015. If he dropped a little weight and worked on his blocking some more he could really take that next step.
G Brandon Linder (Sr.)
Pros: very technically sound. Versatile, can play G or T. Solid in run blocking and pass blocking. Should be a solid long term NFL starter at guard. Leader and high character.
Cons: isn't super athletic and had issues with superior DTs in Florida game. Can get overpowered.
G Jon Feliciano (R Jr.)
Pros: Excellent run blocker, especially on power plays. Not as good as zone blocker. Road grader.
Cons: prolly can improve as a pass blocker but he will be fine as an NFL RG in a power system. Willhave trouble vs. DT with quick step in pass pro.Mongo Feliciano should be an NFL starter after a year or so as a backup honing his skills some more.
Seantrel Henderson (Sr.)
Pros: Good skillset. Outside of sophomore LT Ereck Flowers, Henderson has the most potential of anyone on the line. Long arms and mammoth frame. Was excellent pass blockeras a Jr., giving Bjoern Werner a hard time last year. Has ability to be a great run blocker.
Cons: Unreliable off the field. Good for a distraction once or twice a year. Not a bad kid, but seems to just attract this stuff. Takes dumb penalties. Had issues with work ethic and commitment for most of his career. Will not test well strength wise despite his size, didnt like to work in weight room for most of career. Regressed as pass blocker as a Sr. Despite size, he isn't as good in run game as he should be. OL is ridiculously good when he isn't in the lineup and it takes a step back when he is at RT, even though he has more pro potential than other linemen, which is frustrating. Ultimate high risk high reward player that will either be a long time quality starter or be out of the league by his second training camp. I wouldn't draft him myself unless it was the 4th round or later.
Defense and ST later.
2016 Orangemane Mock Draft- New Orleans Saints GM
1. Shaq Lawson, DE Clemson
2. Deion Jones, WLB LSU
3. Willie Henry, DT Michigan
4. Sebastian Tretola, G Arkansas
5. DeAndre Houston-Carson, S William & Mary
5. Mike Thomas, WR Southern Miss
Nile Lawrence-Stample, DT Florida State (Stud!)
Mike Hilton, CB Ole Miss
Ricardo Louis, WR Auburn
Joseph Cheek, OT/OG Texas A&M
Last edited by SoCalBronco; 10-19-2013 at 11:02 AM..