Much was made of Allen Hurns throughout his Miami Hurricanes career. A local standout from Carol City HS, Hurns was a 3-star recruit who decided to follow the footsteps of other Carol City alums such as Kenny Phillips and Santana Moss and commit to the Miami Hurricanes.
After a college career that saw Hurns set the single-season receiving yardage record (1162 yards) in Miami Hurricanes History as a Senior, Hurns went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent.
Hurns, who was a longshot by most to make the Jaguars roster, stepped right in and made a splash in Jacksonville. After making the team, he's had 2 strong NFL seasons, including a 1,000 yard season in 2015.
On the strength of that performance and his continued high level of play, Hurns was recently named the 89th best player in the NFL by NFL Network.
Our SBNation brothers at Big Cat Country also have a post up for this honor.
Coming off a 64 catch, 1031 yard, 10 touchdown season, Hurns is now one of the focal points of the Jaguars offense. Paired with QB Blake Bortles and WR Allen Robinson, the Jags have a potent passing attack, to say the least. Watch Hurns' 2015 Highlights and you'll see what I mean.
Being named one of NFL Network's top 100 players is a great honor. Allen Hurns deserves this honor for his hard work, and I am so elated for him.
This also serves as another piece of proof that all 32 teams made a mistake by not drafting Hurns. The Jags are the benefactors of this mistake, and Hurns is in a great location to continue to build a solid NFL career.