2014 NFL Draft: Projecting Where Miami/ACC Players will be Selected

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

I predict a slot for each eligible 'Cane, plus other ACC notables.

Mayock, Kiper, and the rest of the draft gurus have done the complete mock thing to death.

Instead of trying to figure out where Johnny Football and Jadaveon Clowney will end up, I will simply give my predictions on UM players, and a few notable ACC players.


With out further introduction here is my Miami/ACC Notable Mock Draft:

Miami Hurricanes I expect to get selected:

WR Allen Hurns, Round 6, New York Jets - The Jets addressed their porous receiving corps in the off season with Eric Decker, and likely will address it again earlier in this draft.  But Hurns is still worth a long look for a team with 12 picks going into the draft.

G Brandon Linder, Round 6, Miami Dolphins - No offensive line in the league needs more work than the 'Phins. They look to add depth by staying close to home.

QB Stephen Morris, Round 7,  Oakland Raiders - Matt Shaub is a stop gap. Even if Oakland takes a QB much sooner than this, they still take a flyer on the strong armed Morris.

P Pat O'Donnell, Round 7,  Chicago Bears - O'Donnell has the big leg to cut through the strong wind at Soldier Field.

Notable UM UFAs:

OT Seantrel Henderson - Henderson likely smoked his way out of being drafted.  Look for the New York Giants to take a gamble on him as they try to get younger up front.

Power Forward/TE/WR Erik Swoope is 6'5 220 and once beat Shane Larkin in a sprint.  The Broncos worked him out, but I expect the Saints to look for some Jimmy Graham insurance in a familiar place.

Other Notable ACC Players I expect to be selected:

Pitt DT Aaron Donald will not last past #12 to the New York Giants.

North Carolina, TE, Eric Ebron will join him in New York (New Jersey really) going to the Jets at #19 overall.

Another first round possibility is CB Kyle Fuller of the Virginia Tech Hokies, who would be a nice fit for the Eagles at pick # 22.

One of my favorite players in the entire draft is FSU DB LeMarcus Joyner, who plays bigger than his 5'9 190 frame. Look for the Indianapolis Colts to look for Bob Sanders 2.0 in the 2nd round.

His teammate WR Kelvin Benjamin is a rare talent at 6'6, who's only flaw is he happens to be coming into the league in an exceptionally deep draft for his position. Look for the Cleveland Browns to add him with the second of their 2 first rounders (after taking Blake Bortles with their first) at #26.

I'm just not buying Pitt QB Tom Savage as a big time prospect.   Word is that the Patriots like him, and have even nicknamed him "Tom #2."  If he is still around by the third round, look for Bellichick to nab him.

BC RB Andre Williams was a Heisman Finalist after having a beast of a season in 2013. But RBs just aren't being picked as high these days.  He'd be a perfect fit for The Steelers in Round 4.

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd allegedly really impressed Rex Ryan at the combine.  Look for the Jets to snare him in the 7th round as Michael Vick/Geno Smith insurance.

Enjoy the Draft Folks!!!

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