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Todd McShay: Jacory Harris to be drafted? "Doubt it.'' Olivier Vernon "most intriguing'' after [Lamar] Miller. And Street? "Great athlete... [but] I would have hard time drafting him in the first four rounds.''

I spoke with ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay on an NFL Draft conference call today. I asked him whether he thought UM quarterback Jacory Harris would be drafted, and to talk about which of the underclassmen who declared early have the most potential, besides Lamar Miller. I said that some people believe as many as nine -- maybe even more -- Hurricanes will be drafted, and asked his opinion. Here's his reply:

"Jacory, I tend to doubt it.  He showed some flashes this past year.  I thought he played better this past year, but just — the inconsistency jumps out, and the turnovers and just not protecting and caring for the football.  He’s still kind of slight framed and there are durability concerns there.  But he has enough arm talent, so it’s not to say that he won’t one day land on a roster if he’s able to continue to develop somehow, but it’s just tough to develop as a quarterback because there’s nowhere to really go and get good developing, if you will, from this point on.        

Nine guys from Miami?  I have to sit here and count. Travis Benjamin I would say yes, so that’s one; Chase Ford has a chance late as kind of a sleeper; LaRon Byrd is kind of in that same category – there’s a chance, but I’m not saying that he really has a good chance or a great chance to get drafted.  I would take a chance on him in the last couple rounds.  Marcus Forston makes it two; Lamar Miller, three; (Adewale) Ojomo is kind of on the fringe; Regis is on the fringe, but I would say there’s a good likelihood he gets drafted five; Sean Spence is five; Streeter, six; Vernon, seven; Washington, eight.  So you could see as many as nine guys going.  It wouldn’t shock me.  But I would say probably a safe bet is seven.    

You know, Olivier Vernon of all those guys after Miller is the most intriguing to me, I guess.  Tommy Streeter there’s a lot of interest because of the height, weight and speed, and certainly he’s a great athlete and has more potential than we’ve seen him do at Miami, but the tape just doesn’t match up with what I see.  I would have a hard time drafting him in the first four rounds, even though there’s a strong chance he goes somewhere in that third-, fourth-round range.        

But Vernon to me, I think he’s a better player than maybe the perception, and at 6’3″, 262, I think he played defensive end, can play outside linebacker, can do a little bit of both.  Has some stiffness, there’s no question.  He’s not a great athlete, and his production didn’t always match up, and I’ve heard some things, is he mature enough, how does he work and all those things.  But if he is focused and doing the right things and working at it and 100 percent dedicated to football, he’s well built, solid, strong, shows some quickness off the line, and I think he has a chance to make an impact as a pass rusher at the next level."

In closing, this should be another interesting draft year for UM. Last year, eight guys went after another yuck season. This year? Who knows. But organizations sure do seem to like to take chances with the Hurricanes. So many of them are NFL gamers.



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Al you are crazy if you think Jacory will get drafted, you said " he arm is talented enough and he has plenty of production on tape". What tape are you smoking man? Talented arm? More like noodle arm. Crazy.

CANETILLIDIE....DH, you are so mad at delusional you hit enter 3 times, calm down dude. Not worth it.

Miller will be the first one drafted of this bunch. I don't see anyone going in the first 3 rounds.


Hermano no worries you can trust me I'm not mad at delusionalcane. Personally I think his antics are merely cute. There are those here that have tried to use my handle and spew garbage on this blog. Anyone who has been on this blog long enough knows how I come off every time I leave a post. Honestly I think I hit enter maybe twice because when I refreshed the page I didn't see my post. How it popped up 3x is beyond me but I still found it funny.

I see Miller going top of the second with Vernon right behind him followed by Washington. I see Spence going very very very late only due to his size. I can't see him as a LB at the pro level and honestly it makes me sad for him because that spot is his strength. If he was faster then I could picture him as a safety. I still say the dolphins should pick up as many canes as possible and make something out of them. First we need a QB and then restock. I'm still blown away that we got rid of Yeremaih Bell. I believe he was the leading tackler for the team last season. Oh well, as long as the redheaded stepchild is still part of the franchise I see another dismal season for our sorry yet beloved dolphins.

What round is almost Heisman winning John Brantley getting drafted in?

Proud Gatah legacy

Ha ha, Curse Piggy got another post deleted.

Don't know if he will be drafted, but Brantley is a much better QB than Joke-ory any day.

Yeah, we know, Brantley is the next Tebow.....

My God you are delusional. Did you not see that Muschamp had to REPLACE him a bunch of times because he sucked so bad?

Jacory was at least clearly the starter when he wasn't injured. Brantley was replaced by Curly and Moe at the drop of a hat....

Jokery drafted?, Forgetaboutit!!!!!

Brantley is better than Jacorry////on paper. Just like the entire Florida gator team. They shouldn't have played for the 2006 NC anyway. they were given that chance by ESPN and their media minions. On paper Tebow was the Heisman Trophy winner...because he can throw a jump ball. And because he is so nice

But Brantley would have won the Heisman if not for the injuries

Don't you remember. Every spring he was a practice all-American according to the Gatah faithful.

Plus he's a proud Gatah legacy who will be a pro bowl quarterback.

Brantley wouldn't even start if we had a stadium built at Tropical Park! We need to get the petition going again. We should also need a roof on the new stadium to prevent the elements from affecting our team. I am serious and stop using my handle trolls I's not even cute anymore and super size my order.

Agreed on the stadium issue. The venue should be on campus, but obviously space is limited.It must have a conected feel to it, whereby fans feel part of the game. Sun Life doesn't have that quality. A winner might make it better, as always, but a well-designed 55K stadium would have some sense of "Our House."

On the QB controversy and the draft, Brantley did not
perform but he has more potential than Harris. The latter is vulernable to injury.

Those who "came out early" may or may not be drafted.
They either overestimated their skills, did not want to work with Golden's discipline or were conned by the money guys.

Notice how many talked about their love for their teammates, the university or the coaches. Zip. Nada!

Bring in players who first want to grow and excel for the U, and when the time is right, look at the NFL option. For me, I wish there was no "coming out early." It hurts the college game, and that is the greatest game we have going right now. (OPINION)

In hoops, think about what Kentucky could have been. They lost all their starters for Da Money. Will they all make it? If not, then what?

Can we hear from the Gatr Trash maggots about how Brantley was the second best QB not name Teblow during those years? Anyone? Maggots? BMW 3 series driving cheeseballs? Gator-chomping losers? Worthless diploma holders?

I know there are thousands of you out there. Hell, 17K graduated just last May.

C'mon maggots. Show your true disgusting varmint selves.

canes r history in most sports

Yo Cane trash

"canes r history in most sports" They sure are, a decade and counting of crapola.

Brantley is clearly much better than Joke-ory, only a delUsional cane maggot would say otherwise. No one said Brantley would win a Heismann, Joke-ory was pondering his wardrobe for the affair. Cane players and "fans" are both delUsional and ignorant.

At least a few of your girls will get drafted in the latter rounds and they may do well in the NFL. More evidence of what a cesspool Ur program is. Kids go on to excell in the NFL in spite of having wasted their college days at the University of Mediocre.
I hear it's gonna be windy and rainy in Boston for the cane opener, get Ur excuses ready maggots.
Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!

Gators WIN Thriller in 16 innings ...

U ?

U Lose again.

F duuh u and the gayturds when it comes to the draft

FSU has longest active streak of players taken in first 3 RDs of NFL Draft. It's 24 years & counting...suck on that trebeck

"No one said Brantley would win a Heisman" Correction loser- MANY said he would. He was the gatorade player of the year. Like many a gator athlete, he was,
OVER rated
OVER hyped
OVER exposed
and as historically most gators have done,
HE UNDER performed
and OVER choked

UF is the Linda Lovelace of college sports. Face it gators. Your gator chomp-loving teams are perennially overrated by the media and ranking systems. Guaranteed UF willgo into the cws #1 and they will (drum roll)...

Choke again.

Go ahead. Make a lot of noise about yourselves.

We know UM s-ks. We have accepted it. We realize it and wish it was differentg. You all instead, come on this blog touting how great it is to be a florida gaytor despite being our bee--tches for the last 60 years.And you go and...choke.

choking chokers is what you all are.

crickets ...

Posted by: 5>3>2 | April 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM


dUde, take a Hockey pUck sized valiUM ...

... that or watch a Cane Football game from the last 10 years.

SEC dregs. Cultural backwater. 48 out of 50 states in public education funding.

Yeah, that diploma is valuable. But at least our baseball team is ranked #1.......in April.

Blah, blah, blah............dUmb cane clown keeps harping about baseball in the midst of an 11 game losing streak to the Gators. The same gator baseball that has eliminated his canes in the regionals for the past two seasons, but hey the Gators are chokers right, yep Moron.

You know you suck and have accepted it, so show some humility.

Brantley wouldn't even start if we had a stadium built at Tropical Park! We need to get the petition going again. We should also need a roof on the new stadium to prevent the elements from affecting our team. I am serious and stop using my handle trolls I's not even cute anymore and super size my order.



Damn TRASHBAG you must really love me. You can't get enough of using my handle. Only real loser here is you. You're the only one on bird rd holding up a sign "CAN'T WORK, I HAVE 10 KIDS AND 8 WIVES, EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS, GOD BLESS" when you should get back to your shift at McD's. Who's Brantley anyway? Oh that's right, another member of the chain gain from alachula county.


Brantley is a nice guy, he was giving my kid tips on throwing the ball at the Pool the other day. They were tossing a UM jr football, lol
Him and Riley Cooper hanging out, both good guys

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