With a long storied history of producing NFL stars, including Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Willis McGahee, the University of Miami is hosting its own Pro Day for NFL scouts today, to come see the players available in next month's draft. The big name that jumps out at me, and should for all Ravens fans is their tight end, Jimmy Graham.
Graham, who has only played college football for one season after playing on the Hurricane's hoops team, is an intrigueing possibility. He is 6'6", 260 pounds and is projected as the 7th best tight end in the draft and a possible third round pick that could end up being a steal if his progression continues to improve. In his lone season playing for the 'Canes, Graham grabbed only 17 receptions for 213 yards, but proved he is a real Red Zone threat with five touchdown passes. As a very good basketball player in his first three years, his athleticism has him drawing comparisons to future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez.
Today is also the Pro Day at Boise State, college home for cornerback Kyle Wilson, who shoud definitely be high up on the Ravens Draft Board.
Most of this info complements of the National Football Post, so click on their link to see the story about the history, past and present, of Miami's contributions to the NFL.
See YouTube video hightlights of Jimmy Graham and Kyle Wilson after the 'Jump.'
Miami Hurricanes - Jimmy Graham 14 yard touchdown reception.mov (via The305MiamiCanes)
Here's one on Boise State's Kyle Wilson, although it is a bit much, with the opening scene and accompanying music. However, you can't deny this guy's skills, speed nor his obvious confidence.
#1 Kyle Wilson 11 Career INTs at Boise State (via justfndoit)