Al-Quadin Muhammad, better known as AQM, is on his way to the Crescent City to become a member of the New Orleans Saints. Muhammad was the final selection in the 2017 NFL Draft for the Saints. Muhammad joins DE Cameron Jordan, and DT Sheldon Rankins on a renovated New Orleans defense.
In 2015, Muhammad put together his best season as a Hurricane leading the team in sacks (5) and QB hurries (4). Playing as a stand-up linebacker in Miami’s 3–4 defensive scheme, Muhammad finished third on the team in total tackles with 54, adding a pass break up and a forced fumble. Once again, Muhammad had a good season and created the expectation that a better season was to follow.
Congratulations Al-Quadin! U Family!— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) April 29, 2017
Muhammad was dismissed from the football program before the 2016 season for his role in a luxury rental car scandal that violated NCAA rules. Ultimately, Muhammad declared for the 2017 NFL Draft, seeing himself as ready to tackle the next challenge of professional football.
The New Orleans Saints run an agressive defense, looking to disrupt the timing of their opponents. Muhammad posses the versatility to put his hand in the dirt or rush the quarterback from the two-point stance. The Saints have drafted a man motivated to play the game he loves once more.
Muhammad will look to compete to be part of the defensive line rotation.