Hurricanes Send Nine Players to NFL Combine, More Than All But One Other School

It may not being showing too much on the college field lately, but the University of Miami still has a knack for sending its players to the NFL. In fact, nine former 'Canes have been invited to the NFL scouting combine. That's more than any other school except for North Carolina. They're sending 12.

DE Allen Bailey, RB Damien Berry, K Matt Bosher, RB Graig Cooper, OT Orlando Franklin, WR Leonard Hankerson, DB Brandon Harris, LB Colin McCarthy, and DB DeMarcus Van Dyke have all been invited to the combine according The Palm Beach Post.

That's more players than the two most recent National Championship teams Auburn and Alabama, and more players than any other school in Florida.

Not everyone who's heading to the NFL attends. Cam Newton, for example, is having his own private Pro Day, but most draftees do show up. A good performance at the combine can rocket a player up the draft selection ladder even if their college career wasn't spectacular.

The combine will be held in Indianapolis between February 23 and March 1. We'll find out how much the former 'Canes impress NFL teams when the draft starts on April 28.

It just makes you wonder though: if the team had that much potential NFL talent, how come it never really amounted to much?

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Kyle Munzenrieder