What if you were able to take a Hurricane great and implant him firmly on today’s roster? The University of Miami has some talent in 2022. Arguably one of its deepest rosters in years. However some position groups could use a proverbial jolt. In the last ten years, only four linebackers have been selected in the NFL draft.
The OBB position preview featured a linebacker core with Corey Flagg Jr, Caleb Johnson, Waymond Steed Jr, Keontra Smith, Chase Smith, Wesley Bissainthe, Avery Huff and Ryan Ragone. These will be the names counted upon to resurge a group who was often misaligned and misrepresented in 2021.
One past legend, one former giant could revamp this position group to be one of the most formidable in the nation. In 2000, Daniel Thomas Morgan was the first college player in history to obtain three defensive major national awards. The Butkus Award, Bednarik Award and Nagurski award for College Defensive Player of the Year all live on Morgan’s mantle.