2016 NFL Draft: Where will Miami Hurricanes players be drafted?

While the Hurricanes may not see one of their own go in the first round — cornerback Artie Burns is the only player with that potential — he and several late-round picks could join the 270 Hurricanes drafted by NFL teams.

A view of the NFL Draft stage in Chicago in 2015. (Getty Images)
A view of the NFL Draft stage in Chicago in 2015. (Getty Images)

Other than Burns, safety Deon Bush has the best shot of landing somewhere in the draft, according to several projections, while  linebackers Tyriq McCord and Raphael Kirby, defensive tackle Ufomba Kamalu, cornerback Tracy Howard and receivers Rashawn Scott and Herb Waters are considered pro-level players and potential free agent signees.

But maybe they’ll hear their names called on TV.

The first round of the NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. Thursday in Chicago. It continues at 7 p.m. Friday with the second and third rounds. The final four rounds begin at noon Saturday.

We scanned six high-profile mock drafts that predict all seven rounds to get a better sense of where Miami’s players stand heading into the important weekend. We used:

Only Burns and Bush were widely projected to be drafted. In fact, only one other Hurricanes player — Kamalu — appeared in any of the mock drafts. WalterFootball.com slotted him in the sixth round, 214th overall, to the New England Patriots.

The projections:

 Artie Burns: 

Deon Bush: 

Wherever they land, this year’s Hurricanes draft haul is guaranteed to be smaller than last year, when UM produced seven draft picks and six free agent signees. Miami, which went 6-7 (3-5 ACC) in 2014, became the 12th losing team in the draft’s 80-year history to produce two first-round picks (Ereck Flowers, Phillip Dorsett). The 2015 Hurricanes (8-5, 5-3) return a greater concentration of talent, including quarterback Brad Kaaya, a potential first-round pick in 2017 (if he declares early) or 2018.

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