Top 5 Tuesday returns with a look at the offensive side of the ball. Miami looked the part on offense in 2020 averaging 34ppg to finish 26th in the country. The Canes must become more consistent against better competition if they want to become a truly elite team under Rhett Lashlee. Miami finally has elite playmakers on this side of the ball and today we will countdown the Top 5 players on offense.
5. Cam’Ron Harris – Harris is often overlooked because he may not have the recruiting hype of either Don Chaney Jr. or Jaylan Knighton, but Cam is the straw that stirs the drink in the Miami running game. He ran for 643 yards and 10 TDs in 2020, and when he is on, he is as explosive and powerful as any back in the country. Miami needs consistent output from the run game so look for Harris to have a big year.
4. Charleston Rambo – Manny Diaz once again dove into the transfer portal and nabbed one of the best big play threats in the country from Oklahoma. For his career Rambo has posted an impressive 76 catches 1180 yards and 9 TDs. Rambo should slide in as a starter and give Miami a true take the top off threat down the field.
3. Zion Nelson – Is seems crazy to think how much this young man has grown over the past 2 years. Zion went from overmatched freshman to a guy who is now projected as a 1st round pick in the NFL draft. Nelson must get a bit stronger at the point of attack in the run game, but he has become a great pass blocker for D’Eriq King.
2. Mike Harley Jr. – Mike Harley became Miami’s number 1 WR in 2020 with a great close to the season. For the year he finished with 57 catches 799 yards and 7 TDs. Harley was the only WR who consistently came up with clutch catches and explosive plays. Mike came back for a 6th year to help lead what is now a deep and incredibly talented group.
1. D’Eriq King – Who else would be number one? King is the best thing to happen to Miami since the turnover chain. King came in a stabilized the QB position for the 1st time in 2 decades and put-up monster numbers in the process. 2686 through the air, 23 TDs and an additional 538 yards on the ground. If Miami wants to enter the elite category, King must be 100% healthy and be the star that the Canes need him to be.
Miami should be able to improve on the 34PPG a become a dominants force in King and Lashlee’s 2nd season in Coral Gables. What is great about this side of the ball is there are finally elite playmakers who should go on to NFL success.