Big news for the Miami Hurricanes broke minutes ago when CB Dee Delaney announced via his Instagram account that he would be coming to The U as a grad transfer in 2017.
Getting Delaney is big for Miami, who needs CBs that can play right away in 2017. Delaney is a high caliber player, ending the 2016 season with 35 tackles, 8 PBUs, 6 interceptions, and being named an FCS All-American.
Delaney’s addition bolsters the Canes’ secondary. He will join returning lettermen Sheldrick Redwine and Malek Young, along with 2017 signees JUCO CB Jhavonte Dean and 4-star CB Trajan Bandy at the cornerback position for the Canes. There are other players at the position, but they offer little more than depth.
For those thinking that Delaney is “just a guy”, that’s not true. The 6’1 194lb Delaney received a mid-round NFL Draft grade for 2017. But, with that grade the NFL Draft Advisory committee told Delaney that if he transferred to a top school for 2017 and did well, his stock could rise demonstrably, even up to 2nd round consideration.
This is a big get for Miami. Credit to 2016 grad transfer Adrian Colbert in sealing the deal with Delaney on his visit.
Delaney is on track to graduate from the Citadel in May, and be on campus in Coral Gables shortly thereafter. I fully expect Delaney to play major snaps for Miami in 2017, if not start outright.
Chalk up another win for the good guys.