Miami Football: Tracking 2014 NFL Combine Results for Former Hurricanes Stars

David KenyonFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2014

Miami Football: Tracking 2014 NFL Combine Results for Former Hurricanes Stars

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    Five Miami Hurricanes are ready to showcase their football talents at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, which is taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-25.

    Offensive linemen Seantrel Henderson and Brandon Linder join Pat O'Donnell as players who will be tested on Saturday, Feb. 22. Quarterback Stephen Morris and wide receiver Allen Hurns will get their turn in the spotlight on Sunday, Feb. 23.

    Bleacher Report will track each former Miami player's performance and provide updates throughout the event, and every profile is accompanied by Bleacher Report NFL Draft Lead Writer Matt Miller's latest draft projections.

    Feel free to reference this page for the latest Hurricanes news from the combine, and please leave your thoughts on their performance in the comments section below.

Stephen Morris, Quarterback

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    Stephen Morris slowly climbed the school's record book, but he rode a roller coaster the entire way. Morris will be remembered for a lackluster senior season, regressing after QB coach and offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch accepted an OC job with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Ultimately, Morris finished his college career with 551 completions, 7,896 passing yards and 49 touchdowns, which rank third, fourth and third, respectively, at Miami.


    40-Yard Dash: 4.63 seconds

    Bench Press: Not listed

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.49 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.36 seconds

    Vertical Jump: 30"

    Broad Jump: 111"


    Miller Projection: Seventh round, 208th overall to Dallas Cowboys

Allen Hurns, Wide Receiver

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    Allen Hurns evolved from a noteworthy receiver to the team's best target seemingly overnight.

    After tallying 59 receptions for 729 yards and eight touchdowns, the possession receiver turned into a big-play threat as a senior. Hurns broke the Miami single-season receiving record, accumulating 1,162 yards on his 62 catches while scoring six touchdowns.

    Following his breakout season, Hurns must test well at the combine to move into the draft.


    40-Yard Dash: 4.55 seconds

    Bench Press: 14 reps

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.50 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.23 seconds

    Vertical Jump: 31"

    Broad Jump: 120"


    Miller Projection: Undrafted

Seantrel Henderson, Offensive Tackle

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    Seantrel Henderson failed to live up to his 5-star billing, but such is life with the guessing game of college football recruiting.

    Though he repeatedly underperformed at Miami, scouts continue to rave about Henderson's physical gifts, because 6'7", 331-pound linemen don't come around every day.


    40-Yard Dash: 5.04 seconds

    Bench Press: Did not participate

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.77 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 8.15 seconds

    Vertical Jump: 24"

    Broad Jump: 95"


    Miller Projection: Third round, 89th overall to San Diego Chargers

Brandon Linder, Offensive Guard

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    Brandon Linder appeared in 49 games, earning 42 starts and playing every position on the offensive line during his time with the Hurricanes.

    Linder may not be a heralded prospect, but an NFL team can certainly take a late-round gamble on the versatile 6'6", 311-pound lineman.


    40-Yard Dash: 5.35 seconds

    Bench Press: 30 reps

    20-Yard Shuttle: Did not participate

    Three-Cone Drill: Did not participate

    Vertical Jump: 26.5"

    Broad Jump: 100"


    Miller Projection: Seventh round, 198th overall to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pat O'Donnell, Punter

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    Pat O'Donnell proved himself as one of the nation's top punters last season, averaging a fantastic and Miami-record 47.1 yards per punt, which was also second-best in the FBS.

    He also handled kickoff duties and held kicks for Matt Goudis, so O'Donnell will probably land a training camp invite.


    40-Yard Dash: 4.54 seconds

    Bench Press: 23 reps

    20-Yard Shuttle: Not listed

    Three-Cone Drill: Not listed

    Vertical Jump: 30.5"

    Broad Jump: Not listed


    Miller Projection: Undrafted