Miami Football: Predicting where top prospects land in 2021 NFL Draft

Gregory Rousseau, Miami football (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Miami football has been one of the top schools to produce NFL talent year in and year out and this year is no different. Although heavy at one position, Miami has prospects that should be taken in the drafts first two days and all of them should be ready to make a contribution once training camp starts in July.

Miami did have a lot of seniors and underclassmen return to school to compete for an ACC championship in 2021, but some of their highest quality guys did decide to enter the draft.

Leading the way is former No. 1 recruit Jaelan Phillips, who transferred to Miami from UCLA. He is the top-ranked edge player by some analysts and could be the first one off the board on April 29. The other two defensive ends, Quincy Roche and Gregory Rousseau, are most likely second or third-round picks and opinions vary on both guys depending on who you listen to.

Joining the defensive players are tight end Brevin Jordan and kicker Jose Borregales.

Jordan was a matchup nightmare while at Miami and despite a relatively disappointing pro day, I think that he has a chance to be the second tight end off the board after Kyle Pitts of course.

It might be strange to list a kicker among a team’s top prospects, but that shows how good and talented Borregales is. The winner of the Lou Groza award for the nation’s top kicker, Borregales enters the 2021 draft as the top kicker by most every draft analyst out there and is more than worthy of a pick.

While there is no standout, top-five pick out of Miami this year, there should be some quality talent that has a high ceiling. Here is where I think the Hurricanes’ top draft prospects will land.