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Miami's Miller jumping to the NFL

Posted on: December 12, 2011 2:53 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 2:57 pm
Miami RB Lamar Miller is leaving early for the NFL draft, a source told CBS.

Miller had a breakout season for the Canes this fall, rushing for 1272 yards (the third-most in UM history in a single season) and nine touchdowns. He leaves UM with two seasons of eligibility remaining. The 5-11, 216-pound back with sprinter speed blossomed this year after learning to become a more patient runner. Miller explained before the season that because he was in such a rush to trying and make something happen that he struggled to let plays develop. The difference in his performance was dramatic. He went over 100 yards seven times this season as UM's feature back. In 2010, he ran for 646 yards and six TDs as a redshirt freshman, while also shining as a kick returner.

Miller is expected by many draft analysts to be a first-round pick. He figures to test very well in the pre-draft workout settings. He is considered one of the fastest players in the Miami program and is expected to clock in the 4.3 range in the 40.

Miller is the third underclassmen to declare early for the NFL draft, joining WR Tommy Streeter and DT Marcus Forston.

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:45 pm

Miami's Miller jumping to the NFL

Hey, Zyco, no one's rushing to leave Miami. They've got a legitimate shot at the NFL and are going to take it. Only an idiot wouldn't. With what players are being paid today, if a player is smart enough to look after his money, he only has to play for 2 - 3 years to be set for life. I'd love to have been in that position before my 25th birthday. So more power to them and I just hope they get good, ethical managers.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 10:03 am

Great move on his part

Why would any elite player want to stay at Miami for the NCAA banhammer when he has a bona fide chance at playing in the NFL?  He really has nothing more to learn at Miami and might as well start doing what he really wants to do.  4.3 speed will take a player a long way.  He really has all to gain and nothing to lose here.  

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 10:11 pm

Miami's Miller jumping to the NFL

well the economy sucks so everone wants out now. lol

Since: Jul 28, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 5:13 pm

Miami's Miller jumping to the NFL

There hasn't been this many people rushing to leave Miami since the 60s.

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