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Miami Hurricanes Football 2016 Player Profile: Stacy Coley

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Stacy Coley

WR - Senior 6'1 193 - Pompano Beach, Fl

2015 Statistics - 47 catches, 689 yards, 4 TDs

After a freshman All-American campaign, dropped off significantly his sophomore year, only to rebound nicely as a junior.

Clearly the top returning target for UM's offense, and seems to have added a new dimension to his already impressive set of credentials.

Also drawing the attention of NFL Scouts, and likely would have been drafted had he foregone his senior season at Miami.

As a junior last year, his explosiveness, soft hands, ran after catch ability, and the knack for touch catches on the sidelines and in traffic were on full display.

Summary: Coley has all the talent in the world, and last season his on field production started to catch up with it once again.  Heading into this year, it is a good thing he has added bulk, as he could see as many as 80-90 targets given the 'Canes uncertain depth at the WR position. The senior to be could/should have a monster season, with 60+ catches 1,000 yards, and double digit TD's all very well within the realm of possibility. The key to me for Coley is that he stay healthy. After a terrific start to his spring, he was forced to sit out the spring game due to a tweaked hamstring.  Through out his career in Coral Gables, he has battled some nagging injuries.  If he can remain on the field, he is a monster play waiting to happen each and every time he sees the ball. Coley is a legit 4.4 type, and his game speed loses nothing in translation. He's gotten better and better at making tough catches, and he has a potential All-American QB in Brad Kaaya tossing him the ball. If all goes to plan, Coley should have an All-Conference type season and work his way to being a very high draft pick in next year's NFL Draft.