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Miami Hurricanes Football 2016 Player Profile: Sheldrick Redwine

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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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Sheldrick Redwine

CB - 6'1 195 Sophomore - Miami, Fl

2015 Key Stats: 14 total tackles, one of UM's best special teams players.

Being counted on for a much bigger role in 2016 as the presumptive #2 corner behind Corn Elder.

Had a very nice spring in his new role:

Excellent length for a cover CB, above average athleticism, and can even be used in blitz situations off the edge:

Really excelled on ST as a freshman, but could have less of a role there this season give importance as a DB.

Summary:  We've previously stressed the importance of newcomer Gerald Willis to the D line, and freshman Shaq Quarterman is the likely starter as the QB of the 4-3 (more on that coming soon), but not far behind those two in determining the success of this D, will be Redwine.  Elder is going to be a stud, so opposing QB's will likely target Redwine early and often.  He needs to step up and make some plays  for this defense to rise to another level. Redwine is physical enough to play aggressive man to man and stay close with anyone, but will he have the experience/polish to make plays on the ball?  I expect the Killian H.S. product to struggle early on, but get better and better as the season progresses. 2-3 INTs, close to double digit PBUs and even a few sacks are well within his capability. With a new attacking scheme in front of him, Redwine should have plenty of opportunities for big plays. The key will be limiting the amount he gives up, for the same reason.